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Antonio Brown restructures his contract to help give the Steelers cap flexibility

The Steelers need to get compliant with the NFL Salary Cap, and Antonio Brown is doing his part.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have begun doing work to get compliant with the 2018 NFL Salary Cap, and that will now include the $14.5 million dollar price tag for Le’Veon Bell’s Exclusive Rights Franchise Tag. There are several veterans on the team who could help by restructuring their current deals, and Antonio Brown is just the latest.

For those who don’t trust Rapoport, and I don’t blame you for thinking this, Brown posted the below video on his Instagram story showing his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, explaining to him how the restructure will work, taking his base salary and turning it into a bonus.

Brown joins Stephon Tuitt and David DeCastro as current players who have done their part this offseason financially to help alleviate the team’s cap situation. Others who could be on the docket to do the same would be Ben Roethlisberger, by way of an extension, and Cameron Heyward.

Either way, the Steelers have put the wheels in motion to get their books in order before the new league year begins.

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