In addition to rescinding defensive tackle Ryan McBean's restricted free agent tender, a league source has confirmed that the Denver Broncos have restructured the contract of veteran defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson.
Originally scheduled to earn $2.1 million with a $400,000 roster bonus as part of his two-year, $5 million extension, Vickerson's roster bonus has been deleted and his base salary has been reduced to $1.2 million for the 2012 season. The adjustment reduces Vickerson's 2012 cap number by $1.3 million.
Signed to a one-year contract after being released by the Seattle Seahawks in 2010, Vickerson earned his two-year extension by starting 12 of 15 games and posting 42 tackles, two sacks and his first career interception. Vickerson started four of the first games last and was credited with four tackles before suffering a season-ending ankle injury.