In order to retire with the team, Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons said he would be willing to renegotiate his contract, reports ESPN.com.
“I’ve been here for nine years, I’ve got a house here, I’d like to keep that house,” he said. “I’ve got a family here that loves it.”
Timmons has two seasons left on the six-year, $50-million deal he signed in 2011, but the looming cap hits could necessitate a restructuring.
Coming off his first Pro Bowl season, Timmons is more than willing to oblige if the team approaches him about redoing his contract, which will count approximately $12.6 miillion and $11.8 million against Pittsburgh’s cap over the next two years, respectively, according to Spotrac.com.
Timmons, 29, has played his entire NFL career with the Steelers. He said the key to staying with the Steelers will be his performance on the field.
“Week in and week out, you have to come with it,” Timmons said. “This game is unforgiving. I love the competition. I feel I’m a great competitor.”