Lawrence Timmons isn’t the same player he was when he signed a five-year, $47.8 million contract extension with the Steelers in 2011.
The market made that abundantly clear when the soon-to-be 31-year-old agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal with Miami Friday. He’s a step slow in coverage. He’s no longer as stout against the run.
The Dolphins know that — and are obviously OK with it.
So how much does he have left?
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Predictably, Timmons got that exact question from a reporter on his first day with his new franchise.
“I’m the type of guy, I’m all or nothing. I’m going to try to give you my all no matter what. Nobody is going to change that.”
Sort of a non-answer, right? So let’s check the tape from his 2016 season, during which Timmons recorded 114 tackles, but seemed a step slow at times, particularly in coverage.
(Thanks, as always, to Dolphins blogger Max Himmelrich for his gif-making magic.)