Timmons’ salary has been reduced to $700,000. Pittsburgh will take the remaining $1.285 million and add that to his $4.5 million roster bonus which will be prorated through 2016. This comes months after he signed a five-year deal worth $47.8 million back in August.
Earlier in the week, the Steelers did the same thing with LaMarr Woodley‘s contract and released CB Bryant McFadden and WR Arnaz Battle. These four roster moves have freed up $11.22 million in cap space but the teams will need to make more moves in the coming weeks.