According to Field Yates, the Steelers have restructured the contract of S Minkah Fitzpatrick.
The move creates over $10 million in cap space for the Steelers in 2023.
Fitzpatrick, 26, is the former 11th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. He signed a four-year, $16.447 million dollar rookie contract that included a $10.042 million dollar signing bonus.
The Steelers acquired Fitzpatrick from the Dolphins, as well as a 2020 fourth-round pick and a 2021 seventh-round pick, in a trade in 2019 that included a 2020 first-round pick and a 2021 sixth-round pick.
The Steelers exercised Fitzpatrick’s fifth-year option which was scheduled to pay him $10.612 million in 2022. He later signed a four-year, $73.6 million extension with Pittsburgh.
In 2022, Fitzpatrick appeared in 15 games for the Steelers and recorded 96 total tackles, one tackle for loss, six interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, and 11 pass defenses.
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