Steelers Restructure LaMarr Woodley's Contract; Clear $6.5M In 2012 Cap Space
The Pittsburgh Steelers cleared $6.56 million of salary cap space by renegotiating the contract of outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley, a league source confirmed on Tuesday.
Franchised by the Steelers prior to last year's lockout, Woodley signed a five-year extension worth $52.5 million on August. Woodley received a $13 million signing bonus, $4 million option bonus and a $1.1 million base salary which resulted in a 2011 cap number of $7.7 million. In 2012, Woodley was due a $3.4 million base salary and had a $5.5 million roster bonus due on the 5th day of the 2012 league year for a cap number of $11.5 million.
On Monday, Woodley agreed to a restructure that lowered his base salary to $700,000. The remaining $2.7 million in base salary was combined with his $5.5 million roster bonus and converted into an $8.2 million signing bonus, which will be prorated over the remaining five seasons of Woodley's contract.
Woodley's cap number in 2012 is now $4.94 million.
Woodley's base salaries in 2013-16 were unchanged, but $1.64 million was added to each year's cap number.
Those of you suggesting we cut him are out of your damn mind. He as already mentioned just needs to come in to camp at a reasonable weight. Playing at 270 pounds isn't working in his favor.
The WoodenDong Report (Game #15, vs. Cinci)
December 26, 2012 by Still Mill
In the spirit of the famous GilDong Report, we now bring you the WoodenDong Report.
In light of many a fan (and GM Kevin Colbert as well) being bamboozled and ga-ga over LaMarr Woodley’s paper statistics the past 3 seasons, I've devoted considerable time to monitor the work of the exceptionally average LaMarr Woodley.
As longtime Stillers.com readers may recall, Big Jason had been famous enough with his coverage sacks, flop sacks, the QB-slipped-on-the-wet-turf sacks, the OT totally forgot his blocking assignment sacks, and so on, that the NFL designated a new statistic, called the "Dong Sack™", in honor of Jason Gildong. (Some fantasy football leagues have incorporated this into their point systems for well over a decade.)
Here in 2012, we'll again take time to expose The Dogger, LaMarr Woodley, for the fraud that he truly is.
LaMarr missed games 12 and 13 with a (sob !) sore ankle, and finally returned to action last week versus the Cowpokes. Now, this past weekend, he was presumably as healthy as a horse, and should have been ready to hunt bear, with the playoffs on the line. He should have been looking to feast on the Bengals, against right tackle Andre Smith, who had allowed seven sacks and 24 hurries coming into the game.
At 9:14 2Q, Green-Ellis ran up RT and LaMarr got a slop assist.
Late in the 2Q, Green Ellis ran up RT on 1st down, and gained a nice, healthy 4 yards, with Big LaMarr finally making the stop. Any time you allow 4 yards on the ground on first down, it’s losing football, plain and simple.
Believe it or not, this was it from Big LaMarr during a game in which he played 62 of the 64 plays run by the Cinci offense. 1 solo, 1 assist, and a large pile of vomit.
Late in the 2Q, The Big He-Man was easily blocked out on a 2d & 15 shovel pass, which gained 23 yards and a 1st down.
Being such a big he-man, LaMarr got eaten alive in SOLO blocking by a TIGHT END, be it Jermaine Gresham or Orson Charles. He went 1 on 1 again the RT, Smith, 20 times, and never even got a sniff of the QB.
Big hits? NONE. Heavy QB pressure? None. Blown up plays? NONE. A paw in the face of the QB to disrupt the QB? None. Meaningful impact? None. The $61M Man spent the entire game titty-jousting and pad-groping and playing ***** paw-paw with opposing blockers. He loafed and lollygagged.
During his recent hiatus, we found out that Big LaMarr is a pro bowler. No, dummy....he’s not going to the Pro Bowl. As ****ty as their standards are, they wouldn’t take such a ****bag. No, Big LaMarr is a co-owner of the Pittsburgh Jackrabbits of a professional bowling league, which makes The Paper Tiger a pro bowler. "LaMarr is a proven winner -- his first question was how he could start winning," said PBA commissioner Tom Clark. Funny -- that’s the same question we’ve been asking of LaMarr....how he could start winning, instead of being the sack o’ **** loser that he has been for well over 3 years.
Of course, we here at Stillers.com know better. We’ve actually spent time watching and re-watching the game. Apparently, this is all ya get for $61M. Lesson learned -- ya can’t polish a turd, no matter how much money you might lavish him with. Just ask Jason GilDong, the original Donger himself.
Season to date totals for Big LaMarr, in 13 games:
Earned Sacks: 2
Dong Sacks™: 2
Strips, Jars, fumbles caused: 1
Flailing Whiffs: 3
First downs allowed: 11
TDs allowed: 1
My thoughts on Fat Boy, he took the money and ran and because he's on three defensive side of the ball in which the team love he will come in fat again and remain on the roster forever.
1.30) Zach Cunningham, OLB, Vandy
2.62) Josh Jones, SS, NC State
3.94) Sidney Jones, CB, Wash
3.105) Anthony Walker, ILB, Northwestern
4.124) James Connor, RB, Pitt
5.156) Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villanova
7.219) Stevie Tu'ikolovatu, DT, USC
The referee said that you hit Brian Sipe too hard. Did you hit him too hard?
I hit him as hard as I could - Jack Lambert
Woodley isn't going anywhere...
How nice that the Stillers.com guys like to use wooden dongs....