Keyshawn Johnson is the latest Tampa Bay player to do his part to help his team possibly repeat next season.
Johnson agreed in principle to restructure his eight-year, $56 million deal Tuesday, providing Tampa Bay around $2.5 million in salary cap relief, The St. Petersburg Times reported in Tuesday's editions. The Pro Bowl receiver will receive a signing bonus for more than half his $5 million salary and bonuses for 2003, according to the newspaper.
The deal is expected to be finished by Thursday.
"They came to me and asked if I would restructure my contract, and I said, 'No problem,' " Johnson said to the newspaper. "I'm happy in Tampa and I'm helping my team get salary cap room to win another championship."