LATROBE (KDKA) — LaMarr Woodley is talking about his new six-year, $61 million deal he signed with the Steelers last week.
In an exclusive interview with KDKA’s Bob Pompeani, he said he wanted to stay in Pittsburgh.
“I was telling everybody when I first got here and you walk through those halls and you see those great linebackers that came through here and I said I wanted to be a part of that tradition and history around here,” Woodley said.
“I wanted to be remembered as one of the great outside linebackers that played here in Pittsburgh and so I knew I had to stay around here for a long time.”
He went on to praise the veteran linebackers.
“I think they need to let us all go to the Pro Bowl at one time which we should have last year – it should have been the whole Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers in the Pro Bowl,” he said.
As for the future of the defense, Woodley says the younger players are coming along.
“The young guys are definitely stepping up,” he said. “They missed out a little bit because of the OTAs and because of the minicamp, so they’re behind a little bit, but they’ve been doing a great job of in the meeting room, talking to the veteran guys – just trying to get ahead a little bit because things move a little faster during training camp.”