Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers reworking contract, report says

February 26, 2013

Ben Roethlisberger with Robert Griffin III last October. (Jonathan Newton / Washington Post)

Ben Roethlisberger may be the next Super Bowl-winning quarterback to rework his contract.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Roethlisberger’s reps could have an agreement on a renegotiated — not extended — contract by the end of the week, the NFL Network’s Albert Breer reported.

Roethlisberger will carry a big salary-cap hit of $19.595 million in 2013, with the cap expected to be in the $122-million range. The Steelers, according to Breer, have 10 players who are drawing just over $100 million in cap space.

On Monday, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots agreed to a contract extension that frees up space under the cap for the team and gives Brady nearly $57 million guaranteed for injury.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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Cindy Boren · February 26, 2013