Roethlisberger restructures deal for Steelers

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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is restructuring his contract to help the team get under the salary cap.

This is the second time in six months Roethlisberger has reworked the eight-year, $102 million deal he signed in 2008. He deferred some of his salary last August to make sure the Steelers could get under the $120.4 million cap last season. He was scheduled to make $11.6 million in 2012 but the new deal will save the Steelers several million next season.

Linebackers LaMarr Woodley and Lawrence Timmons and cornerback Ike Taylor -- all of whom signed new contracts last summer -- have already agreed to restructured deals.

Pittsburgh has several issues as free agency looms, including restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace. General manager Kevin Colbert said Thursday in Indianapolis that he believes Wallace will stay with the team.