PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – After signing a five-year, $30.815 million contract before last season, Steelers’ right tackle Marcus Gilbert has restructured his deal to help the team clear up cap space.
As Igor Mello of CBSSports.com writes, the Steelers have created $3.724 million in cap space for the next season.READ MORE: Residents Get Married At UPMC Asbury Heights Senior Living Center
Gilbert started all 12 games he appeared in during the 2014 season having missed time after suffering a concussion and an ankle injury.
The Steelers selected Gilbert in the second round of the 2011 draft with the 63rd overall pick. Gilbert played his college years at Florida.
Post-Gazette Steelers beat writer and 93.7 The FAN Steelers Insider Ed Bouchette is also reporting that the Steelers have restructured the deal of Safety Mike Mitchell.READ MORE: Turmoil Continues Following Administrative Changes At Sewickley Academy
Mitchell signed with the Steelers for 5-years and $25 million with a $4.75 million signing bonus prior to the 2014 season after the Carolina Panthers allowed him to become a free agent. In his first year with the Steelers, Mitchell recorded 71 tackles and was often a target of criticism for fans. It was revealed after the season that Mitchell had spent most of the year playing on an injured groin and that he would have surgery during the offseason to repair it.
Meanwhile, CBSSports.com also reports that the Steelers will reportedly not use the transition tag on Jason Worilds as they did one year ago. That means the outside linebacker will hit free agency.MORE NEWS: Allegheny Co. DA Zappala Suing State Attorney General Josh Shapiro Over Opioid Settlement