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Old 08-05-2011, 05:49 AM   #1
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Via Facebook- LaMarr Woodley is signing a new contract with the Steelers. He didn't report the specifics of the contract, but he did say he's a Steeler for life.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:34 AM   #2
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http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/68...al-source-says

Source: LaMarr Woodley signs new dealEmail Print Comments32 ESPN.com news services

Steelers Pro Bowl linebacker LaMarr Woodley has signed a six-year, $61.5 million contract that is thought to be the second-highest deal in team history behind only Ben Roethlisberger's, a source familiar with the agreement told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Friday morning.



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Woodley's deal will pay $18.1 million in the first year and $27 million over the first two, the source said.

Woodley, who has 39 career sacks in four seasons, had been designated with the franchise tag by the Steelers.

He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2009, when he recorded a career-high 13 sacks with 62 tackles, 50 of which were solo. He had 10 sacks with 50 tackles last season.

Woodley's deal comes less than a week after Roethlisberger agreed to restructure his contract to help the defending AFC champions get under the $120.4 million salary cap.


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The quarterback was signed to an eight-year, $102 million deal in 2008. The restructuring will not affect the length or money involved, according to his agent.

The Steelers entered training camp about $10 million over the salary cap and last week released veterans Max Starks, Flozell Adams and Antwaan Randle El to shed payroll.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Monday that linebacker James Harrison also restructured his contract.

Harrison signed a six-year, $51.7 million contract in 2009.
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:12 AM   #3
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Anyone know what this does for the Steelers' cap space?
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:15 AM   #4
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The majority of the upfront money will be signing bonus I am sure, this might give us a little cap room. According to the Steelers page on face book it free's up cap space, but not sure how much or how.
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Looks like this deal will save the Steelers about $3.5 million in cap space. Prior to the deal all $10 mil would have counted and with the new deal, it's only going to be $6.5 mil.

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Old 08-05-2011, 11:15 AM   #6
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Awesome.

It's nice to see someone sign somewhere they "claimed they wanted to stay". So many athletes today use that for nothing more than a bargaining chip.
Although he got a nice payday, its quite obvious he's a man of his word, a standup guy.
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Further indication that it actually might be possible the front office has a clue with regard to how to reward productive players while complying with the salary cap, as opposed to throwing $3 million at a receiver in his mid-30s trying to come back after a 2 year layoff in prison
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:19 PM   #9
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If anybody deserved this is Woodley.. the guy has been a monster for the steelers and especially stepped up in Playoff time... While staying humble and not being harsh about not getting his big deal.

he was patient and is now rewarded and deserves this. besides harrison is on the decline with back issues and Woodley is just now hitting his stride and will only improve.
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Overpaid. The guy has 1 pass rushing move (bullrush) and I have no doubt he's going to struggle when Harrison leaves. If Harrison rushed the passer as much as Woodley and was left 1-on-1 as much as him, he would have 16-18 sacks a season.
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