PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Steelers have made a move to free up some cap space heading into the 2019 season.

Sources confirmed to Gerry Dulac that the team transferred a portion of defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt’s season salary into a signing bonus.

“Team source confirms: Steelers have converted $5.195 million of DE Stephon Tuitt’s $6 million base salary into a signing bonus, creating $3.9 million in cap space this season. Tuitt, 26, is one of the highest paid defensive lineman in the league.”

Last season, Tuitt started in all 14 games he appeared in while recording 45 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 20 QB hits and four pass deflections.