Woodley, Steelers strike six-year, $61.5M pact

The Steelers took care of LB LaMarr Woodley on Friday, giving him a six-year, $61.5 million contract, according to a league source.

Woodley, who received the Steelers’ franchise tag in February, will receive $18.1 million in the first year and $27 million over the first two years. It’s the second-richest contract in team history.

Woodley posted a Facebook photo of himself looking over the contract paperwork, and he also wrote on Twitter: “Wanted yall¬†2 hear it from me 1st-¬†Drafted here… super bowl here.. will retire here!! now time to get u this 7th trophy!!!! thank u 2 the rooney family, my family, teammates, agent, and all of u!! P.S.-STEELER 4 LIFE!!!!!!”

Woodley, 26, has posted double-digit sack totals in three of his four NFL seasons, all in Pittsburgh, and was named to the 2009 Pro Bowl.

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