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pete74
07-13-2010, 05:19 AM
Citing an unnamed source, ESPN reported that the Steelers won’t give Pro Bowl outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley(notes) a contract extension before the start of the season. That means Woodley, who is in the final year of his rookie contract and will make only $550,000 in 2010, could reach the open market next March.

The Steelers rarely negotiate with players during the season. And while there is a chance the Steelers could put the franchise tag on Woodley, there is no assurance the tag will be included in a new collective bargaining agreement.

Woodley has become one of the league’s top pass rushers, collecting 25 sacks over the past two years and making the Pro Bowl for the first time after last season.

He may deserve a big extension, but Woodley faces the same problem many players have encountered this year. That is, new rules during the uncapped year have complicated the negotiating process. The league’s 30 percent rule—players can’t make more than 30 percent more than they did in the previous year—is the biggest issue.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=tsn-steelersholdingoffon

supa_fly_steeler
07-13-2010, 06:09 AM
There ****ing retards. Yeah Give Harrison a ****ing 60 million deal whiilst a MUCH younger, Probably BETTER and far more upside guy can test the market.

****ing Idiots, Hopefully Woodley will want to stay unlike Lebron and be considered one of the best linebackers of the steelers and all time.

lionslicer
07-13-2010, 07:14 AM
Only make $550,000, Oh dear lord, how will he buy his new pool? or get that new car he wants....

StainlessStill
07-13-2010, 12:39 PM
Only make $550,000, Oh dear lord, how will he buy his new pool? or get that new car he wants....

Of course, being average joe's who bust their blue collar ass's like myself will pretty much play for free, let alone a $550,000 in the NFL, but the market is just that. Whatever field these players progress in, there's always somebody less making more.

It's the business side of it and the objective is to get rewarded for your on field pay in the most fair way. In Woodley's case, yes, it's a ton of money to us but looking around the league, he's making shit for the quality player he actually is on our team roster.

scsteeler
07-13-2010, 01:25 PM
All I can say is that I hope we don't allow Woodley to get away. I am hoping that something is in the works as we speak. I just don't see the Steelers allowing a talent like Woodley get away.

If he does end up going to another team do you think Tomlin will get blamed for this also. LOL

DoubleYoi
07-13-2010, 03:21 PM
There ****ing retards. Yeah Give Harrison a ****ing 60 million deal whiilst a MUCH younger, Probably BETTER and far more upside guy can test the market.

****ing Idiots, Hopefully Woodley will want to stay unlike Lebron and be considered one of the best linebackers of the steelers and all time.

"In the Rooneys We Trust." Until Woodley signs with another team, no reason to bash the Rooneys. I'm glad it's them running the team and not you.

OX1947
07-13-2010, 06:13 PM
Relax. That 30% rule is the issue. If the NFL comes together and gets a deal done and things go back to normal with a salary cap, Woodley can make more. Doing it now would hurt him. I'm some dolt on a message board who read the rules and knows the situation, I'm sure his agent and the Steelers know this and want to make sure Woodley gets what he deserves...

Big
07-13-2010, 07:49 PM
We'll sign Woodley, its just that 30% rule that is ****in everything up..........gotta get around it

DanRooney
07-13-2010, 08:37 PM
Woodley is the last of our concerns. Thaddeus Gibson and Worilds are going to be great future LBers even though it won't get to that. He'll be resigned, no question.

Signing James Harrison to a 60 million dollar deal was necessary. The man earned it. He is still better than Woodley and the best tackler on the team. Even though he's probably on his last contract before retirement, Harrison is still a monster in both rushing the passer and in run support. Woodley still has a while to go in the latter.

mikegrimey
07-13-2010, 09:40 PM
Everyone is right, the 30% rule is the only thing stopping us from trying to resign Woodley at this moment. I think that's fairly obvious, and from the looks of it Woodley is taking it in stride as well and not holding out or throwing any tantrums about it. We all know a 30% increase over .5 mil isn't enough, if a new bargaining agreements comes around we'll probably franchise him and try to resign him, or he may leave if another team dangles enough money in front of him. I'm not sweating our OLB's too much though, everytime we lose a great one, someone else seems to step into their shoes. We have very little drop off from that position.

pete74
07-14-2010, 05:46 AM
woodley wont be going anywere. he will be frachised or signed this next offseason. harrison is a different story. if gibson or worilds show alot of promise and harrison has a down year it can be his last. he is one of our top 3 highest paid players and we wont keep him unless he continues to be our best LB. personally i think harrison will be cut after 2 more seasons

lionslicer
07-14-2010, 05:00 PM
Of course, being average joe's who bust their blue collar ass's like myself will pretty much play for free, let alone a $550,000 in the NFL, but the market is just that. Whatever field these players progress in, there's always somebody less making more.

It's the business side of it and the objective is to get rewarded for your on field pay in the most fair way. In Woodley's case, yes, it's a ton of money to us but looking around the league, he's making shit for the quality player he actually is on our team roster.

I know how it is, I was just poking fun at the subject because some players actually just do it for the money.
NFL players career are always uncertain, they might decline or get injured, who knows, and they want enough money to live fancy but also enough money to live off of when they retire just incase they can't get a job afterwards since the NFL pention plan doesn't kick in till age 55.

I just never agreed with plays who make more money in one year than High Middle class people (100k-350k) make in their entire lifetime.