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Report: LaMarr Woodley next up for restructure Updated Feb 27, 2013
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
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  • Lessons learned in Cole's first game action Feb 27, 2013
    Gerrit Cole, the Pirates' top pitching prospect, saw his first game action on Wednesday, learning some valuable lessons about life in the big leagues.
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  • Niemann, Hellickson have solid outings Feb 27, 2013
    Jeff Niemann and Jeremy Hellickson combined for 2 2/3 scoreless innings in the Rays' 8-2 victory over the Pirates on Wednesday.
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  • Russell Martin Leaves Canada's WBC Team Because They Won't Let Him Play Shortstop Feb 27, 2013
    Pirates 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…
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  • Antonio Brown restructures contract Feb 27, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Timmons creates $5.34375 million in cap space

    The 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…
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  • Martin not in Wednesday lineup, but feels better Feb 27, 2013
    Russell 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."
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  • Brady, Big Ben helping out Ravens Feb 27, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Breaston visiting Browns Wednesday and Steelers Thursday Feb 27, 2013
    Wide 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 t
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  • Steelers, Ravens differ on using this tactic Feb 27, 2013
    The 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…
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  • NFL Scouting Combine: Only one running back might be taken in first round Feb 27, 2013
    There aren't many "cant-miss" running backs in the 2013 draft class for the Steelers to choose from, but there could be some sleepers.
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  • Video - Big Ben Restructuring Contract 00:46

    Big Ben Restructuring Contract

    Feb 27
    Adam Schefter discusses the Steelers' efforts to restructure Ben Roethlisberger's contract.