Report: Heath Miller's extension keeps him with the Steelers through 2016

Tom Pennington

Recent news pinned a restructured contract to Heath Miller. News is begininng to surface Wednesday the restructure was part of a new deal, which a source says will keep Miller under contract through the 2016 season.

Reports are beginning to surface that the Steelers and tight end Heath Miller have agreed to an extension that would keep the 2005 first round draft pick in Pittsburgh through the 2016 season.

Miller was entering the final year of his current contract, and recently had his contract restructured, according to an NFL Network report. Whether that restructuring meant a paycut or an extension wasn't finalized until today, as Miller is now signed through 2016, according to Ian Whetstone.

Prorating the $5 million signing bonus over three years reduces Miller's 2014 cap number by roughly $3.3 million.

With more salary cap room coming over the next two years, it's a smart move to extend Miller, who, at 32 years of age, gets one more payday from the team he started with nine seasons ago.

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