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Steelers President Art Rooney II firmly stepped out an end all speculation on the status of Ben Roethlisberger’s contract extension negotiations, declaring that the team intends to resign Roethlisberger, but will wait until 2015 to complete a deal.
- Rooney cited salary cap concerns as the team’s main motive.
- However, the move is not risk free.
Still, while the Steelers have managed salary cap purgatory well, they’re by no means in a “good” situation yet as they’re still forced to carry dead money from LaMarr Woodley and Willie Colon’s contracts on this season’s leger.
In that light, it does make sense to seek smaller deals with players like Cortez Allen.