PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley announced via his official Twitter page this morning that he has just signed a new deal with the team.
Woodley even posted a picture of himself signing the papers.
Woodley tweeted: “Wanted u 2 hear it here 1st- drafted here… super bowl here.. will retire here!! time 2 get u #7!!”
The Steelers have since confirmed that they signed Woodley to a six-year contract extension.
The team has been working to sign him to a long-term deal, to get relief under the salary cap — and they were apparently successful.
While the team declined to release financial terms of the deal, it’s reportedly worth $61.5 million deal. Woodley will reportedly make $18.1 million in 2011 and $27 million over two years, making him the second highest-paid Steeler of all time, behind only Roethlisberger. The cap number for 2011 is not yet known.
UPDATE (9:11 AM):
Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that Woodley’s 2011 salary cap hit will drop from $10 million down to $6.5 million.