1 Updates
NFL: Steelers Sign S Troy Polamalu, TE Heath Miller to Extensions
Photo Credit: Getty Images

NFL: Steelers Sign S Troy Polamalu, TE Heath Miller to Extensions

Mar 5 2014, 5:51pm CST | by

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed safety Troy Polamalu and tight end Heath Miller to contract extensions on March 5.

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed safety Troy Polamalu and tight end Heath Miller to contract extensions on March 5.  The Steelers' official website confirmed the development:  "The Steelers have...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

29 weeks ago

NFL: Steelers Sign S Troy Polamalu, TE Heath Miller to Extensions

Mar 5 2014, 5:51pm CST | by

NFL: Steelers Sign S Troy Polamalu, TE Heath Miller to Extensions Photo Credit: Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed safety Troy Polamalu and tight end Heath Miller to contract extensions on March 5.

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed safety Troy Polamalu and tight end Heath Miller to contract extensions on March 5. 

The Steelers' official website confirmed the development: 

"The Steelers have signed two veterans, safety Troy Polamalu and tight end Heath Miller, to new three-year contracts that will keep them with the team through the 2016 season. Financial terms of the deals were not released."

However, ESPN's Scott Brown breaks down the deal further.

"The Polamalu deal is for $20 million total and saves Pittsburgh $4.5 million against the cap this year, a league source told ESPN Insider Adam Schefter. 

"Miller signed a two-year extension through the 2016 season that will reduce his cap hit for 2014 by more than $3 million, according to multiple reports. 

"Polamalu and Miller each was entering the final year of his contract with respective cap hits of $10.89 million and $6.14 million, according to ESPN roster management. 

"The Steelers were roughly $15.25 million over the cap after outside linebacker Jason Worilds signed a one-year, $9.75 million contract Tuesday." 

To remedy the salary cap situation, Pittsburgh made some more key moves after securing the Polamalu and Miller contract extensions.

According to Ed Bouchette of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers released linebacker Larry Foote, cornerback Curtis Brown and offensive tackle Levi Brown. They also re-signed safety Will Allen to a one-year deal which most likely for the veteran's minimum.

Prior to the moves and after re-signing Polamalu and Miller, Pittsburgh had $8 million in cap space, per Bouchette. After making the roster cuts and re-signing Allen, the team upped its cap space to $15 million.

Bouchette adds Polamalu and Miller "took one for the team" when they agreed to their new contracts.

"They saved $6.25 million by releasing Levi Brown, $1.3 million by releasing Foote and maybe a couple hundred thousand by releasing Curtis Brown, who was to earn a $645,000 salary (but will be replaced on their top 51 salaries by someone earning $420,000).

"It appears both Miller and Polamalu took one for the team when they agreed to their new contracts. Miller received no new money to extend his contract by two years, and Polamalu may have done the same." 

Polamalu sat out nine games in 2012 with a strained calf. His new offseason conditioning regimen helped him bounce back by recording two interceptions and 69 tackles during the 2013 NFL season. More importantly, he suited up in all 16 games "just for the third time in the last eight years," per The Associated Press' Will Graves. 

Miller also had an injury issue of his own in 2012 after he hurt his right knee toward the end of that season, Graves adds. He amassed 593 yards on 58 receptions for one touchdown last season. 

ESPN's Brown points out Polamalu and Miller are two of several Steelers, including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who appeared in three Super Bowls for Pittsburgh between 2005-10. The Steelers won Super Bowls XL and XLIII. 

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Gaudoin named Kookaburras' senior assistant coach
Melbourne, Sep 30 (IANS) Hockey Australia (HA) Tuesday announced that Paul Gaudoin will step up as the senior assistant coach of the 'Kookaburras' following Graham Reid's appointment as national coach earlier this month.
 
 
Indian women's hockey team eye Asiad bronze
Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) After their hard-fought semi-final loss to South Korea, the Indian women's hockey team is now focused on finishing their Asian Games campaign by clinching the bronze.
 
 
Indian men in Asiad hockey final after 12 years
Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) Two-time champions India stayed on course for their first Asian Games gold medal in 16 years as a solitary strike by Akashdeep Singh helped them beat hosts South Korea 1-0 in the semifinals of the men's hockey tournament at the Soenhak Hockey Stadium here Tuesday.
 
 
Gowda claims discus throw silver
Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) India's Vikas Gowda finished second to claim silver in the men's discus throw final at the 17th Asian Games here Tuesday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Lesotho mediation efforts to continue
Cape Town, Sep 30 (IANS) South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will undertake a third visit to Lesotho Tuesday to mediate the political crisis in the country, it was announced Monday. During the visit,...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Algeria's tourism takes a hit after guide's beheading
Algiers, Sep 30 (IANS) Last week's beheading of a French mountain guide in Algeria has hit the tourism sector of the north African country, over a thousand tourists cancelling their bookings. Kidnapped Sep 21 in Tizi...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
New frontier for heart failure treatment
Toronto, Sep 30 (IANS) Opening new avenues for the treatment of heart failure, a research has found how the function of a key cardiac protein changes in the case of heart failure. Since 1976, researchers have known...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Alcohol can disrupt sleep even after quitting
New York, Sep 30 (IANS) Chronic alcohol exposure can lead to disruptions in the sleep cycle, not just when one actively drinks but even years after one stops drinking. Individuals with alcohol use disorder frequently...
Read more on Business Balla
 
NASA app teaches kids about rocket launches
New York, Sep 30 (IANS) The US space agency NASA has launched a new app to make children aware of how rockets are launched. The free app called "LSP Activity Book" lets kids learn about the mission planning process...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Hong Kong chief executive urges protest stoppage
Hong Kong, Sep 30 (IANS) Hong Kong Chief Executive C.Y. Leung Tuesday urged the people to end the on-going protest over the issue of Hong Kong's constitutional development. Protests have been taking place in various...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Elizabeth Banks joins 'Magic Mike XXL'
Elizabeth Banks has joined the cast of 'Magic Mike XXL'. 'The Hunger Games' star' has signed up to appear alongside newly announced cast mates Jada Pinkett Smith and Andie MacDowell in the stripper comedy sequel, though...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Angelina Jolie buys £2million watch for Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie has given Brad Pitt a rare £2 million watch as a wedding present. The 'Maleficent' actress has splashed out on the expensive gift - a 1952 Patek Philippe platinum chronometer - which has been inscribed...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Phil Collins reveals extent of drink troubles
Phil Collins used to drink wine at 11am and struggled to get out of bed in the morning. The 63-year-old musician - who has a personal fortune estimated to be worth £120 million and has won seven Grammy awards - insists...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
George Clooney feels 'pretty great' after wedding
George Clooney feels ''pretty damn great'' after marrying Amal Alamuddin. The 53-year-old star gushed he is ''looking forward to everything'' in his life after tying the knot to the 36-year-old lawyer in Venice, Italy...
Read more on Celebrity Balla