Lawrence Timmons Inks $15 Million Deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers have worked out a contract with first-round draft pick Lawrence Timmons, one day before they become the first NFL team to open training camp.

The outside linebacker has accepted a five-year contract that could be worth as much as $15 million. The deal guarantees him over $8 million in bonus money.

Timmons is just the third first-round pick in the April draft to reach contract teams, and the first in the upper half of the draft. He was selected 15th overall following an outstanding college career at Florida State.

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