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Steelers Rework Contracts Of Antonio Brown, Heath Miller, & Shaun Suisham, Free Up $6M

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Steelers have restructured the contracts of WR Antonio Brown, TE Heath Miller, and K Shaun Suisham in recent days.

  • According to Schefter, the Steelers will pick up nearly $6 million in cap space for the 2015 season following these moves.
  • Schefter adds that this money will be used to offset the large number of injured players counting against their salary cap.
  • Mike Garafolo reports that the Steelers moved $2 million from Brown’s 2016 salary to this year, which means he’ll make $8 million in 2015.

Brown, 26, signed a six-year, $43.04 million contract with the Steelers back in 2012 after Mike Wallace turned down a similar offer from the team.

Brown is now among the best receivers in the game, so even though he stands to make base salaries of $6 million (2015), $8.25 million (2016), and $8.71 million (2015) over the remainder of the deal, he’s actually underpaid by market value standards.

Miller, 32, has two years remaining on his three-year, $14.02 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $4 million over the next two years.

Suisham, 33, was entering the second year of his four-year contract and was set to make a base salary of $2.595 million for the 2015 season. However, he was unfortunately placed on season-ending injured reserve a few weeks ago after he suffered a torn ACL.

 

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