LaMarr Woodley, y’all.
I don’t have a whole lot to add so I’ll get right to the details: the Steelers have signed Woodley to a six-year, $61.5 million deal, with $22 million in guarantees. According to PFT, 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.)
So, yeah: yay for signing your own players and not pissing away precious salary-cap dollars on high-priced free agents. (Not that the Steelers would do that anyway, just thinking about how people are falling all over themselves to give the Eagles the Lombardi Trophy. It’s August — settle down.)
Word on the street is that LaMarr’s deal is the second-richest in team history behind Big Ben’s. If you’re interested, Deebo signed a six-year, $51.7 million deal in 2009.
And I thought I couldn’t get any happier after the Steelers re-signed ROBO-PUNTER. The miracles keep coming.
Next up: Juan Timmons.
Added bonus: LaMarr tweets (while studying!)