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Lawrence Timmons | Linebacker | #94

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 242
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (15) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Dolphins signed LB Lawrence Timmons, formerly of the Steelers, to a two-year, $12 million contract.
Timmons gets $11 million guaranteed. The Dolphins made it known after the season they wanted to overhaul their linebacker group, but we're not sure Timmons is an impact player at this stage of his career. He has a lot of miles on the tires and turns 31 in May. It's unclear how the Dolphins will employ Timmons, but he could play MIKE, which would kick Kiko Alonso to the weak side. Mar 10 - 2:55 PM

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ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports free agent ILB Lawrence Timmons will visit the Dolphins on Thursday.

The Dolphins are intent on upgrading their linebacker corps, but Timmons wouldn't necessarily be an impact addition despite his many productive seasons in Pittsburgh. Going on 31, Timmons has looked a step slower in recent years, and is best utilized as a rotational player at this point in his career. Signing Timmons could be part of a plan to kick MLB Kiko Alonso outside.
Mar 8 - 5:41 PM

Speaking Thursday, Steelers GM Kevin Colbert hedged on re-signing free agent ILB Lawrence Timmons.

"Would you like to have him stay? Absolutely," Colbert said. "(But) does it all fit? We can make it work, but at what cost?" You could say Colbert is lukewarm on retaining the 30-year-old, longtime Steeler. Timmons started all 16 games last season, but was somewhat of a liability as an every-down player. If he returns, it will be to reduced money and perhaps a reduced role.
Feb 16 - 3:31 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Steelers began their dialogue with free agent ILB Lawrence Timmons on Monday.

La Canfora says the Steelers have also begun discussing a long-term deal with contract-year WR Antonio Brown. Timmons is a career Steeler the organization seems lukewarm on retaining, but Pittsburgh would probably be willing to re-sign him if Timmons accepts a hometown discount. Timmons turns 31 in May.
Feb 13 - 5:05 PM

According to Mark Kaboly of, the Steelers "have shown interest" in re-signing impending free agent ILB Lawrence Timmons.

A true every-down player, Timmons missed just 15 defensive snaps after Week 3 last season. He's graded out poorly in Pro Football Focus' inside linebacker ratings the past two seasons, but Timmons' value is his leadership going on age 31. Beat writers believe Timmons may price himself out of the Steelers' range.
Feb 10 - 11:42 AM

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette is "not sure" the Steelers will re-sign free agent ILB Lawrence Timmons.

A career Steeler, Timmons is likely facing his last chance at a big-money pay day going on age 31 and coming off a solid season. Bouchette believes Timmons' "demands may be too much for (the Steelers') taste." If Timmons walks, the Steelers are expected to turn to in-house run thumper Vince Williams as their "Buck" linebacker, playing next to athletic "Mack" 'backer Ryan Shazier.
Feb 7 - 11:32 PM

Steelers ILB Lawrence Timmons left Sunday's Week 3 game against the Eagles with a shin injury and will not return.

He's on his way to a local hospital, where X-rays will be administered. Timmons logged one tackle before exiting late in the first half. Ramon Foster (chest) and Rob Golden (hamstring) are also done for the day.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 06:07:00 PM

Walk-year ILB Lawrence Timmons said he wants to stay with the Steelers after this season.

"I’ve been playing here forever," he said. "I’ve only been with one franchise. I want to keep it that way." Set to count $15.1 million against the cap, Timmons looked like a candidate for extension earlier this offseason, but the two sides are "not close." It looks like Timmons will play out his contract year before deciding his future next spring. If his play continues to dip, the Steelers could move on.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 08:40:00 AM

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports the Steelers and walk-year ILB Lawrence Timmons are "not close" to a new deal.

Set to count $15.1 million against the cap in the final year of his deal, it would have made sense for the Steelers to extend Timmons before free agency for cap relief. Now heading into the season, there are not many reasons for the Steelers to push for an extension, especially considering Timmons' play fell off a cliff last year. It seems likely Timmons will play out the final year of his deal.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 10:51:00 AM

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert indicated ILB Lawrence Timmons will be back with the team this season.

Timmons is entering the final year of his contract and carries a whopping $15.13 million cap number. The Steelers don't want to lose one of their veteran staples on defense, but something is going to have to be done with his contract. Timmons, 30 in May, was Pro Football Focus' 56th-ranked inside linebacker out of 60 qualifiers last season. He was asked to cover a lot more than he had in years past, and the Steelers have been adamant they expect a bounce-back.
Wed, Feb 24, 2016 10:04:00 AM

The Beaver County Times' Chris Bradford expects the Steelers to "explore" a contract restructuring with ILB Lawrence Timmons.

Soon-to-be 30, Timmons is set to count over $15.1 million against the salary cap in the final year of his deal. Pittsburgh can save $8.5 million by releasing Timmons, but it would be tough to part ways with a veteran leader who has started every game for the past five seasons. Even with Ryan Shazier ready to take the next step, the Steelers likely want to keep Timmons around. An extension could work for both sides.
Tue, Feb 2, 2016 12:57:00 PM

Steelers ILB Lawrence Timmons hopes to land a contract extension this offseason.

Timmons is scheduled to count over $15.1 million against the salary cap in the final year of his contract next year. He'll turn 30 in May and is having an ugly season in a new role where he's being asked to cover more. Timmons is Pro Football Focus' 51st-ranked inside linebacker out of 56 qualifiers. However, he's a veteran leader and has missed just two games in his career.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 10:45:00 AM

Steelers restructured ILB Lawrence Timmons' contract.

Pittsburgh turned $6.63 million of his base salary into a signing bonus. Timmons' new 2015 base salary is $870,000. The move creates $3.32 million of cap space this year, but Timmons' 2016 cap hit should be north of $15 million. The Steelers will likely need to restructure or extend Timmons' contract again next offseason.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 09:43:00 AM

Steelers ILB Lawrence Timmons (turf toe) expects to play in Week 1.

Timmons has been sidelined since the Hall of Fame game with a toe injury. He said he could have played Thursday if it had been a regular-season game. Timmons will be moved around the formation this season as the Steelers experiment with 4-3 fronts in addition to their base 3-4 scheme.
Source: Penn Live
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 06:19:00 PM

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 contributing plenty of big plays.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 02:15:00 PM

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