Lawrence Timmons LB PIT 3 Months1 Comment

Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed the Steelers plan to "move around" ILB Lawrence Timmons as he switches from Mack to Buck linebacker.

Ryan Shazier is the new "Mack," or weak-inside 'backer. Timmons will play "Buck," but can also rush off the edge in a three-point stance, and play traditional outside 'backer, where's he's made NFL starts before. "We're very comfortable with being able to move Lawrence around," stated Tomlin. Timmons should continue to be a 100-tackle threat while making plenty of big plays.

Lawrence Timmons LB PIT 10 Months

Steelers ILB Lawrence Timmons broke his left hand during the Week 7 win over the Ravens.

Timmons sustained the break midway through the second half and kept playing, finishing with a season-high 17 tackles. He's not going to miss any time going forward. "That's been casted. He is ready to go," coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday. "We fixed it. He has full mobility in all of his fingers, but it has been secured with a cast."

Lawrence Timmons LB PIT Feb 26 '13

NFL.com's Albert Breer reports the Steelers have cleared $5 million in cap space by restructuring ILB Lawrence Timmons' contract.

Timmons was due "just" $5.375 million in 2013, so it would appear nearly all of his base salary has been converted to a bonus. Further sorcery must be involved, however, as part of Timmons' new bonus would still go on the 2013 cap. Perhaps a voidable year has been added. Per Breer, Ben Roethlisberger is next in line to restructure.

Lawrence Timmons LB PIT Feb 17 '13

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette calls ILB Lawrence Timmons the "unofficial MVP" of the Steelers' 2012 defense.

Although Pittsburgh finished without a winning record for the first time in Mike Tomlin's six-year tenure, it still fielded the NFL's No. 1-ranked defense. Timmons starred, racking up 134 tackles, six sacks, three interceptions, 19 QB pressures, and two forced fumbles. Still just 27 -- in May -- Timmons is under contract through 2016. He'll return as an elite IDP option in 2013.

Lawrence Timmons LB PIT Feb 09 '12

Steelers reportedly restructured the contract of ILB Lawrence Timmons, freeing up $5.14 million in salary cap space.

The Steelers have saved $11.7 million against the 2012 cap by restructuring Timmons and LaMarr Woodley. Timmons' base salary was reduced to $700,000, but he's now due a $6.425 million signing bonus prorated at $1.285 million per over the next five years. The Steelers may not be done restructuring, as they need to free enough space to match offers for Mike Wallace now that the maximum tender for restricted free agents is at the first-round level.

Lawrence Timmons LB PIT Nov 11 '11

Lawrence Timmons will move back to inside linebacker next to James Farrior going forward.

The Steelers must have seen something from OLB Jason Worilds in Week 9 that the box score doesn't show, because he is going to start against the Bengals. Larry Foote will return to the bench as Pittsburgh's third inside linebacker. Timmons has quite a bit more IDP value when he's inside as opposed to outside.

Lawrence Timmons LB PIT Oct 05 '11

Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Wednesday that Lawrence Timmons will move from inside to outside linebacker while James Harrison (eye) is away.

Harrison is recovering from surgery to repair a fractured eye socket, a multi-week injury. Timmons' move will affect his tackle production, though he should have a few more pass-rush chances. The Steelers' inside 'backers will be Larry Foote and James Farrior. Pittsburgh is also banged up at defensive end with Aaron Smith nursing a mid-foot sprain. Ziggy Hood is Smith's backup.

Lawrence Timmons LB PIT Aug 23 '111 Comment

Steelers signed ILB Lawrence Timmons to a five-year, $50 million contract.

Timmons was set to earn just $650,000 as he entered the final year of his rookie contract. He racked up 135 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and nine passes defenses last season while spearheading the Steelers' No. 1 rush defense. At age 25 with no major injuries on his resume, there is no reason to expect a decline. The Steelers have now committed $111.5 million in extensions this offseason to Timmons and OLB LaMarr Woodley, ensuring a dominant defense for years to come.