Source: Steelers tag LaMarr Woodley

Updated: February 18, 2011, 1:43 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed their franchise tag on linebacker LaMarr Woodley, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN Friday.

Woodley wrapped up the final year on his rookie contract that paid him $550,000 last season. The outside linebacker recorded 60 tackles, 13 sacks and two interceptions during the 2010 season and playoffs, which ended in a Super Bowl XLV loss to the Green Bay Packers.

By franchising the 2007 second-round pick, the Steelers agree to pay the ...

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