A report that re-signing LaMarr Woodley wasn’t a top priority for the Pittsburgh Steelers could prove to be false.
NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reported that re-signing the linebacker is in fact a top priority for the team.
La Canfora (via PFT) unequivocally stated that he can envision “no scenario where Woodley is not” a member of the Steelers in 2011.
If a deal is not reached before the end of the season, the Steelers could place the franchise tag on him. Regardless, he isn’t going anywhere.
The Saginaw News agreed with La Canfora’s report, but has a slightly different time table in mind.
The newspaper believes the team won’t sign Woodley until a new CBA is in place, at which point he’ll receive a multi-year contract.
Both reports are in direct contrast to a recent report from ESPN’s James Walker who stated Woodley will become a free agent next season who will test the waters.
The 25-year-old is in the final year of his four-year, $3.6 million rookie contract. He will earn a base salary of $550,000 this season.