The Steelers have re-signed inside linebacker Vince Williams for 3 more years to keep him in Pittsburgh through 2018. Financial terms of the Steelers new deal with Williams are not yet known.
While still serving as backup to Lawrence Timmons, Williams will receive a significant raise from the $675,000 he was set to make this year. The 2016 season would’ve marked his last in his rookie deal. Williams, a Florida State product, was a 6th round pick of the Steelers in the 2013 NFL Draft.
We have signed LB Vince Williams to a new three-year contract. pic.twitter.com/xM0HKfbxg2
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 23, 2016
In 13 starts out of 47 career games played, Williams has recorded 85 tackles, a half sack, and 2 fumble recoveries on defense. Williams also has 26 tackles and one fumble recovery on special teams.
Based on Williams early career success and Timmons being in the final year of his contract, it’s very possible the Steelers may rely on Williams to advance to the starting role beginning in the 2017 NFL season.
Timmons will make $15 million against the salary cap for the 2016 season.