Pittsburgh, PA, United States (4E Sports) – The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed veteran safety and eight-time Pro Bowler Troy Polamalu to a two-year extension after both sides agreed to restructure the latter’s contract to lower the team’s cap hit.
The team announced that Polamalu has signed a two-year extension that will keep him in Pittsburgh through 2016 and lower his 2014 cap hit from $10.8 million to something less costly.
Meanwhile, the Steelers also signed tight end Heath Miller to a two-year extension that reduces his 2014 cap hit from $9.5 million to $6.1 million.
Polamalu, who turns 33 next month, played every snap last season and recorded 85 tackles, intercepted two passes and forced five fumbles.
A 12-year veteran, Polamalu has 710 tackles, 32 interceptions and 13 forced fumbles with the Steelers.