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NFL Lines – Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Star Linebacker

Posted by Marcello Messina on 8/30/2011 10:58:58 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed another young linebacker to a lucrative, long-term NFL lines deal.

2010-11 Season
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. NFL: 12-4
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. AFC North: 5-1

NFL Lines – To Win AFC North
Pittsburgh Steelers -110
Baltimore Ravens 110
Cleveland Browns 1000
Cincinnati Browns 1400

The six-year contract – which was announced Tuesday, August 23 – stipulates that the Pittsburgh Steelers will pay inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons $50 million all the way through 2016.

The 6’1”, 234-lbs NFL lines linebacker is considered one of the young keystones of the Steelers’ defense – along with 26-year-old LaMarr Woodley, who also recently signed a contract extension with the team. Locking in Woodley and Timmons had been a priority for the Steelers, whose two young stars form the core of an iron-like defense – one that includes aging stalwarts like 33-year-old James Harrison, 31-year-old Larry Foote, and 36-year-old James Farrior.

Timmons was selected 15th overall by the Steelers in the 2007 NFL lines Draft. The 25-year-old won a Super Bowl with the Steelers in 2009 with his first season as starter. Since then, his statistics show that he has been improving steadily every season. Timmons finished the 2010 NFL lines season with 135 tackles, three sacks, and two interceptions.

Messina Mention: While the Steelers have been busy this summer locking in their young players for the next several years, there is still some paperwork to be done. The last key player on Pittsburgh’s defense who remains to be signed is safety Troy Polamalu, who is about to enter the last year of his contract.

With Lawrence Timmons and LaMarr Woodley playing in tandem on defense for the next few seasons, the Pittsburgh Steelers should improve on their record of three Super Bowl appearances in the past six NFL lines seasons.

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