Earlier today it was reported that the Chicago Bears have renegotiated the contract of starting left tackle Charles Leno Jr., thus creating about $5.5 million in cap space for the 2019 season. The restructure could create some additional wiggle room to get a contract extension done with offensive guard Cody Whitehair, who is on the final year of his rookie contract.
The restructure was done by converting $7 million of his base salary into a signing bonus. The move does push some cap space down, but Leno is still making a fair amount for a player of his stature, a player with 61 consecutive starts at left tackle.
Besides Whitehair, the Bears may also use some money to extend outside linebacker Leonard Floyd, who recently had his 5th-year option picked up.
What are your thoughts on the restructure?