December 23, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller (83) runs after a pass reception as Cincinnati Bengals strong safety Chris Crocker (rear) defends during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Cincinnati Bengals won 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers Rumors: Steelers Ink Troy Polamalu, Heath Miller To New Deals


Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has been pretty busy on Wednesday, inking safety Will Allen to a new contract earlier in the day and restructuring the deals of a pair of cogs to the team.

Dec 22, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu (43) during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Pittsburgh won 38-31. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The team announced it had come to terms on new three-year contracts (two-year extensions) for both Heath Miller and Troy Polamalu through 2016.

That not only keeps both Polamalu and Miller in a Steelers’ uniform, but it also helps the Steelers’ salary cap situation in a big way.

Miller came to terms on a two-year extension through the 2016 season that will reduce his 2014 cap hit by more than $3 million. He was entering the final year of his contract that called for him to earn $6 million in salary this year. According to Spotrac.com, his salary was reduced to $1.02 million in 2014 and his salary cap from $9.5 million to $6,133,166.

Earlier today I looked at the fact that the Steelers said they would not release Polamalu and they got a deal done with the Pro Bowl safety rather quickly.

Polamalu’s new deal is reportedly for $20 million over three years which will save the Steelers $4.5 million against the cap this season.

Polamalu was set to count $10,887,500 against their cap this year, which had been his final under contract.

Either way it looks like two of the Steelers’ most popular players will finish their careers in black and gold.


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