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Monday, August 1, 2011
Steelers' James Harrison restructures, too

By James Walker

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Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn't the only Pittsburgh Steeler willing to help the team by restructuring his contract. Pro Bowl linebacker James Harrison also reportedly altered his deal to assist Pittsburgh in getting under the salary cap.

Under rules of the new collective bargaining agreement, the Steelers need to get to $120 million by Thursday. Pittsburgh also has three $1 million exceptions that essentially bring its number to $123 million.

The Steelers already made cuts to veterans Antwaan Randle El, Max Starks and Flozell Adams. Roethlisberger and Harrison both signed contracts totaling more than $150 million, and their restructuring should help ensure the defending AFC champs do not lose more veteran talent.