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LaMarr Woodley signs 6-year, $61.5 million deal

Posted on: August 5, 2011 8:50 am
Edited on: August 5, 2011 8:55 am
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

The Steelers franchised linebacker LaMarr Woodely prior to the lockout. Friday morning he tweeted this: "Wanted u 2 hear it here 1st- drafted here... super bowl here.. will retire here!! time 2 get u #7!! @STEELERS 4 LIFE!!"

Translation: the Steelers signed Woodley to a six-year, $61.5 million deal. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the contract "includes a $22.5 million bonus and will significantly reduce his previous salary cap number. He was to be on the books for about $10 million in 2010 because of the franchise tag the Steelers applied to him. His new salary cap number could be about half of that."

And a source tells PFT that Woodley will make $18.1 million in 2011, and $27 million over two years making him the second highest-paid player in team history behind quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. (By comparison, James Harrison signed a six-year, $51.7 million contract in 2009.)

Since the lockout ended, Pittsburgh hasn't been as aggressive in free agency as their cross-state counterparts, Philadelphia, but they have been busy rejiggering their roster. They cut Max Starks, Antwaan Randle El and Flozell Adams, and re-signed cornerback Ike Taylor and now Woodley, two key cogs in the league's best defense a year ago.

A former 2007 second-round pick out of Michigan, Woodley has 39 sacks in his NFL career, including 10 in 2010. The Steelers first-round selection in 2007, inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons, is now on the short list of players next in line for a new deal.

One final thought on the Woodley news: Joe Flacco must be psyched.

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Comments

Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2011 6:55 pm
 

LaMarr Woodley signs 6-year, $61.5 million deal

anyone who uses the term Troll is the one we should be worried about....How is your mom's basement working out for you ...LOL



Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2011 5:56 pm
 

LaMarr Woodley signs 6-year, $61.5 million deal

Pittsburgh is gross

Who let this whack job loose...is this not the making of the greatest troll since diffendale?



Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2011 5:52 pm
 

LaMarr Woodley signs 6-year, $61.5 million deal

I always wanted to be a jackhole...Is that some sort of Factory worker term? Wink



Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2011 5:51 pm
 

LaMarr Woodley signs 6-year, $61.5 million deal

Pardon me ...other side of the state. Surprised



Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2011 5:49 pm
 

LaMarr Woodley signs 6-year, $61.5 million deal

Pittsburgh is gross..You live for the black and gold because all your other teams stink and so does your nasty factory city. even the other shode of PA thinks it is gross!! Your own state! LOL Jealous Not...Rapist QB...America Hating RB , Harrison is a steroid taking Nut and your city is nasty.



Since: Dec 30, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2011 5:09 pm
 

LaMarr Woodley signs 6-year, $61.5 million deal

yeah there lucky & on the downslide & ur a jackhole.everyones jealous because the steelcity  is bleed black&gold. love r stillers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2011 4:50 pm
 

LaMarr Woodley signs 6-year, $61.5 million deal

Steelers were lucky last year....They are on the downslide.  First round exit this year.  Plus Pittsburgh is nasty. So are the fans...It must be like living in hell living there...



Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2011 4:47 pm
 

LaMarr Woodley signs 6-year, $61.5 million deal

his job is to kill the qb not just total tackles.....things cant always be measured by stats



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2011 4:26 pm
 

LaMarr Woodley signs 6-year, $61.5 million deal

TITANS pride--HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.  I thought the most over-rated (at least dumbest) was that fool linebacker that stepped on the terrible towel the last year the tuxedos were actually good enough to be considered chokers in the playoffs. Seems so long ago--good luck with joke locker this year, and tell us all how over-rated woodley is after he hammers this guy or better yet when he hammers the reject from seattle you all have at QB now. Good luck with that


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Since: Jun 6, 2011
Posted on: August 5, 2011 4:14 pm
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