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Lawrence Timmons | Linebacker

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 234
College: Florida State
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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. Jun 8 - 2:15 PM

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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."
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 09:23:00 AM

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 his salary has been chopped down to the veteran's minimum, with the rest of the money being converted to a bonus that will be pro-rated over the final four years of his deal. Per Breer, Ben Roethlisberger is next in line to restructure.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 08:51:00 PM

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 a strong IDP option in 2013.
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 02:56:00 PM

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.
Thu, Feb 9, 2012 03:17:00 PM

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.
Fri, Nov 11, 2011 06:23:00 PM

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.
Wed, Oct 5, 2011 12:57:00 PM

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

Timmons was set to earn just $650k in the final year of his rookie contract. That year was ripped up, and he's now signed through 2016. Timmons racked up 135 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, and nine pass breakups last season while helping to spearhead the Steelers' No. 1 run 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 offseason extensions to Timmons and OLB LaMarr Woodley, ensuring a dominant defense for years to come.
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 08:04:00 AM

The Steelers' defense came within 35 yards of setting the record for the fewest rushing yards allowed in a 16-game season (970) in NFL history.

The Steelers easily finished top in the league in fewest rushing yards allowed and proved to be a fantasy black hole for opposing running backs despite multiple injuries across their defensive front. ILB Lawrence Timmons ranked No. 2 overall at his position in run defense according to ProFootballFocus and was a big part of the defensive unit's success. Timmons has one year left on his rookie contract and could become the league's highest paid linebacker in the 2012 offseason.
Mon, Jan 3, 2011 01:54:00 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin expects ILB Lawrence Timmons (hip) to be ready for Week 11.

Timmons suffered a hip pointer in the second half of Week 10 and was unable to return. Tomlin said the injury "may limit (Timmons) in the early portion of the week" but that "we expect him to come back." It's fantastic news for owners of the IDP stud.
Wed, Nov 17, 2010 11:44:00 AM

Steelers ILB Lawrence Timmons suffered a hip pointer in Sunday night's loss to the Patriots.

Timmons left in the third quarter and did not return. He was replaced by Larry Foote. For what it's worth, after the game Timmons said, "I'll be fine." He has 85 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble through nine games.
Mon, Nov 15, 2010 08:24:00 AM

Steelers ILB Lawrence Timmons left Sunday's game in the fourth quarter with a hip injury.

His return is considered questionable. Timmons has been an absolute monster this season, so his loss would obviously be a tremendous one. Larry Foote has taken Timmons' place.
Sun, Nov 14, 2010 11:17:00 PM

Beat writer Ed Bouchette confirms that starting ILB Lawrence Timmons remains the Steelers' top backup at outside linebacker.

Rookies Jason Worilds and Thaddeus Gibson are not ready to play as they continue their conversion from college defensive ends. If James Harrison or LaMarr Woodley were to get injured, Timmons would kick outside and Larry Foote would step in inside.
Mon, Sep 6, 2010 09:28:00 AM

According to beat write Ed Bouchette, "everyone is excited about the camp [ILB] Lawrence Timmons has had" this summer.

Many around the team are predicting that Timmons will join LaMarr Woodley and James Harrison as Pro Bowlers this year. Talent has never been an issue with Timmmons. If he can stay healthy, the Pro Bowl is certainly within reach for one of our favorite IDP targets.
Fri, Aug 20, 2010 12:02:00 PM

Steelers starting ILB Lawrence Timmons will continue to be the team's No. 3 outside linebacker this season.

If James Harrison or LaMarr Woodley goes down, Timmons will flip to OLB with Larry Foote stepping in adjacent to James Farrior. A beast when healthy, Timmons finished last season with 78 stops, 7 sacks, and 4 fumbles forced despite playing injured. He's a recommended target in all IDP formats.
Tue, Aug 10, 2010 04:55:00 PM

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