Steelers OLB Woodley signs franchise tag

Posted Feb. 23, 2011 @ 1:08 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Steelers OLB LaMarr Woodley has signed his franchise tag.

Woodley, 26, is expected to make around $10 million next season as a tagged linebacker, depending on the wording of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, after making $550,000 last season.

He had 10 sacks, two interceptions, three forced fumbles and 50 tackles last season.

The way we see it

By signing the contract, Woodley guarantees himself a hefty raise in 2011. There remains a chance that the Steelers still could sign Woodley, who has proven to be one of the team's top playmakers, to a long-term deal.