Lawrence Timmons leaves the Pittsburgh Steelers

Rachel Hardy
March 12, 2017

Free agency in the National Football League can be a bear, to keep this a PG environment, and the Pittsburgh Steelers and their fan base saw that first hand Friday when 10-year veteran Lawrence Timmons took his talents to South Beach with the Miami Dolphins.

In 2016, Timmons picked off a pair of passes, broke up five more, forced a fumble and logged 2.5 sacks to go along with a team-high 78 solo tackles, which is 23 more than the next highest player on the roster, Ryan Shazier. His ability helped Bears rookie running back Jordan Howard earn Pro Bowl honors, which will undoubtedly make Ajayi happy.

Timmons, 30, is no longer the rangy athlete he was coming out of Florida State as the first draft pick of the time in which Mike Tomlin has been coach.

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Veteran linebacker Lawrence Timmons is leaving the Steelers after 10 seasons. Timmons has started all 16 games in six consecutive seasons and has not missed a game since 2009. Pittsburgh also signed backup Vince Williams to a three-year extension prior to the start of the 2016 season.

Also, the Chicago Bears signed free agent wide receiver Markus Wheaton from Pittsburgh to a two-year contract on Friday.

The Dolphins had a clear need at offensive guard going into the free agency period.

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