The franchise tag deadline passed and a fresh crop of players are set to get paid for one season, but one team had to maneuver to fit all of its salaries under the cap.
Pittsburgh and wide receiver Antonio Brown agreed to a contract restructuring that frees up $9.7 million of space, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on NFL Total Access on Wednesday.
It's no act of charity or a pay cut to keep a teammate, though. Brown's money is still coming to him, just in one sum -- a signing bonus -- instead of as part of his base salary. Everyone likes to get paid immediately, right?