By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Three of the highest profile Steelers are trying to help the team get under the salary cap.

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that Ben Roethlisberger, James Harrison and Brett Keisel have all agreed to restructure their current contracts.

Roethlisberger was set to count $16 million against the cap but will instead turning his base salary money into future bonuses.

Roethlisberger’s base salary this season is believed to be $11.6 million.

Harrison and Keisel have also reworked their deals to help the team.

The Pgh Tribune Review is reporting that the Steelers may have also asked Casey Hampton, Heath Miller, Hines Ward and Ryan Clark to do the same thing.

These restructured contracts are critical because the team would like to sign LaMarr Woodley, Lawrence Timmons, Mike Wallace and Troy Polamalu to long-term deals. All these players will become unrestricted free agents after the season.

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