According to Kaboly, Timmons has said previously that he would like to be back with the Steelers, but the only issue preventing them from reaching an agreement on an extension is the terms of the contract.
Should Timmons reach the open market, Kaboly expects him to have “substantial” interest from other NFL teams.
Timmons, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Steelers back in 2007. He’s spent all 10 seasons of his career in Pittsburgh and played out the final year of his six-year, $50 million contract.
Timmons is now in a position to test the open market next month as an unrestricted free agent.
In 2016, Timmons appeared in all 16 games for the Steelers and recorded 114 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two interceptions, a forced fumble, and five pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 70 inside linebacker out of 87 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2017 Free Agents list.