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Steelers ILB Lawrence Timmons Hoping To Sign An Extension

Steelers veteran ILB Lawrence Timmons said he’s hoping to finish his career in Pittsburgh and sign a contract extension in the coming months.

“I hope so, I love it here,” Timmons said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I can’t see myself being anywhere else.

Timmons made it clear that he’s willing to adjust his game to stay on the field as much as possible, such as in passing situations.

I am a guy who is willing to do whatever,” Timmons said. “They still rush me, too, so I am not complaining. The more you can do, like Tomlin said, will keep you around here longer. I am trying to be around here for a while.

Timmons, 29, is in the fifth year of his six-year, $50 million contract that included an $11 million signing bonus. He’ll make a base salary of $870,000 and another 8.75 million in 2016.

An extension would likely reduce his 2016 salary while keeping him under team control for the next years.

This season, Timmons has appeared in 10 games and recorded 73 tackles, 2.5 sacks, an interception and six pass defenses for the Steelers. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 51 inside linebacker out of 56 qualifying players.