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23 Aug 2011

Lawrence Timmons And Joe Thomas Both Get Big Extensions

Apparently Larry Fitzgerald was just the first domino to fall in contract extension season. Last night the Browns came to terms with left tackle Joe Thomas on a new contract that will net him $44 million in guaranteed money on top of a seven-year, $84 million package.

This morning, the Steelers joined the fray by re-upping Lawrence Timmons for six years and $50 million. $18 million of which will be in bonuses. (Thanks, bengt)

Posted by: Rivers McCown on 23 Aug 2011

6 comments, Last at 23 Aug 2011, 1:06pm by Yaguar


by bengt (not verified) :: Tue, 08/23/2011 - 8:38am

Ed Bouchette tweets that the Timmons deal is six years, not five. That seems to be a bargain to me. Then again, he is so young, he could conceivably get another mega-contract, even after six years.

by Anonymouse (not verified) :: Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:07am

5 year extension = 6 year contract for a player that currently has a year left.

by Theo :: Tue, 08/23/2011 - 9:35am

Timmons was heaving a DPOY season, he was the best linebacker on the best linebacking team.
Joe Thomas deserves the long contract for protecting Colt McCoy vs the Ravens and Steelers twice a year.

by Karl Cuba :: Tue, 08/23/2011 - 9:52am

And in more news, the niners trade Taylor Mays for a half eaten cheeseburger.

by coboney :: Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:38am

We got that much for him? I was expecting a couple lumps of coal.

So what do you think the odds are the Bud Adams is giving the finger to his fellow owners here?

by Yaguar :: Tue, 08/23/2011 - 1:06pm

I think Thomas is very underpaid, even after the big money contract. Good move for Cleveland.