The team restructured Brown's contract to turn cash from his 2016 base salary into a 2015 signing bonus that can be prorated over the next two years. Brown will now make $8 million this season, temporarily putting to bed whispers of him sitting out.
Brown had mulled a holdout, per Rapoport, but showed up to camp in hopes that Pittsburgh would take care of him. That happened Tuesday in the latest example of the club restructuring deals to create cap room. The Steelers also reworked the contracts of tight end Heath Miller and kicker Shaun Suisham.