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Beth Cruz
March 12, 2017

After ten seasons in the National Football League with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Lawrence Timmons will now be playing for the Miami Dolphins for at least the next two years. His ability helped Bears rookie running back Jordan Howard earn Pro Bowl honors, which will undoubtedly make Ajayi happy.

The first first-round draft pick of head coach Mike Tomlin's tenure in 2007, Timmons became an integral part of the team's defense by 2008, helping the Steelers to a Super Bowl victory. In his career, Timmons has tallied 952 tackles (652 solo) with 35.5 sacks, 12 interceptions, 42 passes defensed, 13 forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.

Timmons had 114 tackles and 2.5 sacks previous year.

Timmons, who turns 31 in May and played 10 seasons for the Steelers, made $8.75 million last season and counted $15.13 million against the salary cap. Pittsburgh also signed backup Vince Williams to a three-year extension prior to the start of the 2016 season.

Add that to the form and capability of Ryan Shazier and the Steelers will not have to rush to find a replacement for Timmons.

Timmons is the second free agent the Steelers have lost since the signing period began Thursday.

The deal Wednesday came on the eve of the start of free agency and ensured the Dolphins will keep their best deep threat.

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