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Report: LaMarr Woodley next up for restructureUpdated Feb 27 Share Tweet
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, linebacker Lawrence Timmons and wide receiver Antonio Brown have all restructured their contracts in order to give the Steelers more cap space and it looks like they’ll have a little more company on that front soon. Adam
Lessons learned in Cole's first game actionUpdated Feb 27 Share TweetGerrit Cole, the Pirates' top pitching prospect, saw his first game action on Wednesday, learning some valuable lessons about life in the big leagues.
Niemann, Hellickson have solid outingsUpdated Feb 27 Share TweetJeff Niemann and Jeremy Hellickson combined for 2 2/3 scoreless innings in the Rays' 8-2 victory over the Pirates on Wednesday.
Russell Martin Leaves Canada's WBC Team Because They Won't Let Him Play ShortstopUpdated Feb 27 Share TweetPirates backstop Russell Martin doesn't want to be a catcher. It's boring. You have to crouch all game. You never get to run around. You rarely get to throw the ball beyond returning it to the pitcher. Rather than getting to enjoy a sunny afternoon on t…Source: deadspin.com
Antonio Brown restructures contractUpdated Feb 27 Share TweetThe Steelers are looking under every rock to create cap space. The latest candidate for a restructured deal was receiver Antonio Brown. Per a source with knowledge of the transaction, Brown reduced his $4.5 million base salary to a minimum salary of $65…Share TweetThe second annual Lawrence Timmons contract restructuring has created a nice chunk of cap space for the Steelers. Per a source with knowledge of the deal, Timmons dropped his compensation to a base salary of $750,000 in 2013. The rest of the money he w…Share TweetRussell Martin walked out of the Pirates' training room on Wednesday morning wearing a wide smile and an electronic heating gadget strapped to his right shoulder and said he "feels much better today."Share TweetThe Baltimore Ravens could be getting help from two of their biggest rivals in the AFC, the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers. As ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter points out, the restructured quarterback contracts make it easier for Baltimore t…Source: ESPN.comShare TweetWide receiver Steve Breaston’s tour of the AFC North starts on Wednesday with a visit to Cleveland. Breaston will meet with the Browns on Wednesday and, per Mike Garafolo of the USA Today, will move onto the Steelers Thursday. Since he was released by tShare TweetThe Ravens and Steelers like to build their teams through the draft and don't spend money on big-name free agents. The one practice where they differ is restructuring contracts. Over the past two years, the Ravens have reworked two contracts. The Steele…Source: ESPN.com
NFL Scouting Combine: Only one running back might be taken in first roundUpdated Feb 27 Share TweetThere aren't many "cant-miss" running backs in the 2013 draft class for the Steelers to choose from, but there could be some sleepers.Source: post-gazette.com
Big Ben Restructuring ContractFeb 27Adam Schefter discusses the Steelers' efforts to restructure Ben Roethlisberger's contract.
Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 2.0Feb 27We told you this year's draft was one of those exception-to-rule affairs, and the just-completed NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis seemed to confirm it. To wit:
Detroit Lions now $5M under cap with reworked dealsFeb 27Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola and wide receiver Nate Burleson accepted combined pay cuts of $5.55 million to help the Lions get under the salary cap.
Source: 49ers agree to trade Smith to ChiefsFeb 27The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to trade quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs, league sources confirmed to ESPN.
The Sports Guy spends a week with Mike TysonFeb 27On a rooftop in Harlem, Bill Simmons discovered the only place where Mike Tyson finds peace.