Rumors: Steelers plan to offer Timmons a three year deal prior to free agency

Timmons to retire a Steeler?

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The Pittsburgh Steelers reached out to Lawrence Timmons agent Drew Rosenhaus last week to establish contact on a new a extension and the two sides spoke again Monday to begin laying the initial groundwork on a potential deal before Timmons is scheduled to become a free agent, Inside Pittsburgh Sports has learned.

The two sides plan to circle back during the week Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access" leading into the combine where negotiations will turn serious, a source says. The Steelers have a history of letting pending UFA’s first hit free agency and see what’s out there first, but will make an attempt to resign Timmons before free agency, the team has decided.

Timmons is looking to play for around three more years. He made $8.75 million last season.

Indications are the Steelers are preparing to offer a three year deal but will likely look for a front-loaded deal for the first two years that will give them protection by the third year of the deal were the Steelers want to cut ties.

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