Lawrence Timmons can no longer say he’s spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Miami Dolphins have signed him to a two year, $12 million deal that’s apparently, pretty much fully guaranteed.
Dolphins signing Lawrence Timmons to a 2-year, $12 millions deal including $11 million guaranteed, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2017
Timmons landed in Miami late last night via the Dolphins’ private jet to meet with their front office. Kevin Colbert had said the team wanted him back but there was essentially no updates on the two sides talking about a deal and Timmons was likely able to get much more money in South Beach than what Pittsburgh offered him, if they offered anything.
He was Mike Tomlin’s first ever draft pick and stated every game the past six seasons.
Drafted in 2007, he’ll finish his Steelers’ career just shy of 1000 career tackles, 35.5 sacks, 13 FFs, and 12 INTs in 126 total starts.
Steelers’ PR man Burt Lauten immediately wished Timmons well on Twitter.
If the case, congrats to Lawrence for an amazing career in PIT. Did so much on & off the field after being Tomlin's 1st draft pick here. https://t.co/ZCov5HR9GR
— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) March 10, 2017