Woodley agrees to 6-year, $61M deal

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley took to Facebook on Friday to announce he has agreed a new long-term contract that makes him the second-highest paid player in the franchise’s history.

The deal is a six-year, $61.5 million contract that runs through the 2016 season.

The deal was announced by the Steelers on Friday.

The new contract replaces a one-year, $10 million deal agreed to in February when the Steelers placed the franchise player tag on Woodley.

It sees him trail only quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the earning stakes. Roethlisberger signed an eight-year, $102 million deal in 2008.

A delighted Woodley uploaded a photo of him inking the deal onto his Facebook page early Friday.

"Wanted yall 2 hear it from me 1st- Drafted here… super bowl here.. will retire here!! now time to get u this 7th trophy!!!! thank u 2 the rooney family, my family, teammates, agent, and all of u!! P.S.-STEELER 4 LIFE!!!!!!" he posted.

Woodley already had accepted a one-year franchise tag in February from Pittsburgh ahead of the lockout. He has 39 sacks in 60 career games and was selected for his second Pro Bowl last season.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.