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Casey Hampton gets a “big snack sized” contract restructure

The Steelers continue to free up salary cap space by reworking contracts of current players, and the most recent is veteran nose tackle Casey “Big Snack” Hampton.
According to a league source, the Steelers got a little further under the salary cap by restructuring the final year of nose tackle Casey Hampton’s three-year, $ 21 million contract. Hampton, who will turn 35 by the start of the regular season, was scheduled to earn $ 4.89 million in base salary with a $ 1 million workout bonus in 2012 and his cap number was $ 8.057 million. Under the restructure, Hampton reduced his base salary to $ 2.8 million and his workout bonus is gone, reducing his cap number by $ 3.09 million.
It’s not known for sure at this time but it’s quite possible that the Steelers added another year to Hampton’s deal if indeed it was a true restructure.
Adjusting Hampton’s contract in some manner had to be in the back of their minds all along considering his cap value this…

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