Woodley signs six-year, $61.5 million contract

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 12:18 p.m.
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The Steelers and OLB LaMarr Woodley have agreed to a new six-year deal worth $61.5 million, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Woodley announced the deal in a post on his Facebook page: "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!!!!!!"

The contract reportedly includes a $22.5 million signing bonus.

Woodley, 26, had been named the team's franchise player in February. He came to Pittsburgh as a second-round draft pick in 2007. In his four pro seasons, Woodley has recorded 39 sacks.