Steelers tight end Heath Miller restructured deal, lowered 2013 salary-cap figure

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller restructured his contract, reducing his salary-cap figure from $7.96 million to $6.46 million by converting $3 millon of his $5.162 million base salary into a signing bonus, a league source confirmed.

His base salary is now $1.974 million.

In 2014, his salary-cap figure has gone up to $9.466 million from an original figure of $7.966 million.

That's the final year of a five-year, $35 million contract extension originally signed in 2009 that included $12.5 million in guaranteed money.

The Steelers needed salary-cap space to sign Jonathan Dwyer, Shayne Graham and Fernando Velasco while placing La'Rod Stephens-Howling, Larry Foote and Maurkice Pouncey on injured reserve.

The Steelers are currently $1.488 million under the NFL salary-cap limit of $123 million.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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