The Pittsburgh Steelers could consider signing SS Troy Polamalu to a contract extension in order to reduce his salary cap figure for 2014. He is scheduled to have a 2014 salary cap figure of just under $10.9 million.
Pittsburgh needs to get under the cap someway, and reconfiguring Polamalu's contract would be a good first step. They need to have room if they are planning on signing both Jason Worilds and LaMarr Woodley to maintain their LB crew.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson
Whiteside went to the bench with an ankle injury.
Whiteside injured the ankle or foot on a rebound and came up limping a bit, so with him just recently coming back from a hip injury it's likely a precautionary move to take him out. He was effective in Sunday's loss however with a double-double off the bench behind starter A'mare Stoudemire. More updates to follow once the extent of the injury and timeframe are better known. Analysis: Matt Selz