clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Steelers Restructure Casey Hampton's Contract, According To Report

The Pittsburgh Steelers have restructured the final year of Casey Hampton's three-year, $21 million contract, league sources tell Brian McIntyre of Mac's Football Blog. The move helps get the Steelers in line with the 2012 salary cap, and continues a long list of restructures and releases that have been a part of that effort.

Hampton, 34, was due a $4.89 million salary for the 2012 season. He was scheduled to count $8.1 million against the cap. Under the terms of his new deal, Hampton reduced his base salary to $2.8 million and surrendered his workout bonus. The move cuts his cap number to $3.09 million.

Hampton has been a centerpiece of the Steelers' defense at the nose tackle position, but age and injuries have started to take a toll. He turns 35 in September, and is coming off surgery to repair a torn ACL.

For more news and analysis on the Steelers, make sure to visit Behind the Steel Curtain. For all the latest news around the NFL, stop by the SB Nation NFL Hub Page.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.