Timmons (shin) is expected to be fine for Sunday's game against Kansas City, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.
Timmons went to the hospital during Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, but it turns out the team was just being cautious with an injury that turned out to be nothing more than a deep cut. While he may be in some pain, Timmons should be able to suit up Sunday, whereas fellow inside 'backer Ryan Shazier (knee) is considered closer to questionable. Both players have IDP potential when healthy.
Timmons was actually transported a local hospital for a closer look at his injured shin. The severity is unknown, but it's not too often that players are taken to a hospital for a shin injury. Timmons' ailment is something to keep an eye on as the week progresses.
Timmons and the Steelers are not expected to agree on a contract extension prior to kickoff on Monday, meaning he's slated to become a free agent following the 2016 season, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Once the season begins, the Steelers are known to shut down all contract negotiations, so it appears Timmons will head to free agency following the season. Obviously that doesn't rule out Timmons from re-signing with the Steelers once the offseason is here, but it's at least notable that he'll have the option to explore other choices. Timmons has spent his entire 10-year career with the Steelers and hasn't missed a start in each of his last five seasons. He's coming off a 2015 campaign where he compiled 119 tackles, five sacks, one interception and one forced fumble and should remain one of the team's defensive leaders.
Lawrence Timmons totaled six tackles (five solo) against Denver on Sunday.
Timmons had a team high 119 tackles (77 solo), including five sacks, an interception and a forced fumble in 2015. Timmons led the resurgence of the Pittsburgh Steelers ' defense, which finished third in the league with 48 sacks, matching their total from 2010 when they last made it to the Super Bowl. Timmons, who turns 30 this off season, extended his streak of consecutive regular season games played to 104, which is the fourth longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL linebackers. He should continue to be worthy of fantasy consideration in IDP leagues in 2016.
Lawrence Timmons recorded a team-high 10 tackles (seven solo), including 1.5 sacks in the Pittsburgh Steelers ' win over the Browns on Sunday.
When Pittsburgh needed him most, Timmons had a monster game, including the first time since 2012 that he had more than one sack in a game.
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