PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers are facing some tough decisions as they work to get under the salary cap.

On Tuesday, they reduced the amount they are over the cap to about $8 million after restructuring offensive tackle Willie Colon’s contract.

According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the restructuring saves the Steelers $2.85 million against the cap.

The restructuring involved turning $3.8 million of Colon’s $4.5 million salary for the 2012 campaign into a bonus.

The bonus will be pro-rated over the remaining four years of the contract.

Colon has played in only one game over the last two seasons, but signed a five-year, $29 million deal in August.


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