Pittsburgh Steelers 2011 Free Agency

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7. OLB LaMarr Woodley

Woodley isn’t going anywhere. Steeler fans all over have been freaking out a little about this guy, but rest assured that LaMarr will be back in the Black and Gold in 2011. Before the whole mess with the CBA started, the Steelers placed the Franchise Tag on Woodley  to make sure that they’d have him moving forward. He’s a total beast and at just 26 years old, he’s go so many more karate kicks left in him. The thing that impresses me the most about Woodley is how hard he played despite making a mere $550,000 per year in his rookie contract. Now that he is one of the hottest players on the market, and assuming the Franchise Tag still exists in the new CBA, Woodley would make an average of the top 5 players at his position.

That’s a big pay raise.

So, expect to see Woodley in the Black and Gold. He may not have long-term security with the Franchise Tag, but we can be sure he play his ass off again to ensure he gets a big contract at the end of the 2011 season.

Return in 2011: 99.9%