Veteran dynamic could be changing for the Steelers
More cuts are coming for the Steelers, and contract restructures as well. Kevin Colbert, Steelers GM mentioned as much several times in recent interviews with the local media and also at the 2012 NFL Combine during his media session. We don’t know how many more or who might be involved in having their contract restructured (or terminated) but Steelers insider Gerry Dulac of the Post Gazette tweeted out:
@gerrydulac: Ben’s restructure puts Steelers very close to cap number. But more moves to come. 3 of 4 prob won’t be back – Ward, Smith, Farrior, Foote.
None of these names would come as any major surprise to most as each one carries some combination of a significant cap hit, coming off an injury, or just at the end of their career. Honestly, losing all 4 of these players would be blow not so much from a production standpoint but from a leadership standpoint. These are players who have Super Bowl rings and have been with the team since before Tomlin arrived....
Source: Yardbarker: Pittsburgh Steelers