All it took was for the CBA to be ratified and LaMarr Woodley’s new long-term deal is now official.
The Steelers star linebacker who became the team’s top priority out of the lockout, has signed a 6 year – $61.5 million contract, the second largest contract in team history.
The deal includes a $22.5 million signing bonus. Woodley will receive close to $27 million in just the first two years of the deal.
Woodley hinted on Wednesday that a deal was close, saying he didn’t want to sign until the CBA was ratified, so he wouldn’t miss practice time.
With the labor strife over, all it took was getting the ink on the paper.
“Wanted u 2 hear it here 1st- drafted here… super bowl here.. will retire here!! time 2 get u #7!! @STEELERS 4 LIFE!!, ” Woodley proudly said on his twitter page.
The 26 year old linebacker has recorded double digit sacks in three straight seasons.
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