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Report: Steelers re-do WR Brown’s deal


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The Pittsburgh Steelers restructured wide receiver Antonio Brown’s contract to give him a pay bump this season, according to reports Tuesday.

The Steelers turned money from Brown’s 2016 salary into a 2015 signing bonus that gives him a $2 million raise to $8 million this season. He will then make $6.25 million in 2016 and $8.71 million in 2017.

The 27-year-old Brown signed a six-year, $43 million contract with the Steelers before the 2012 season.

The Steelers also restructured the contracts of tight end Heath Miller and kicker Shaun Suisham, helping the team clear $6 million in salary-cap room.

Brown finished last season with 129 receptions for 1,698 yards and 13 touchdowns. The previous year, he had 110 receptions for 1,499 yards and eight touchdowns.

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