Lawrence Timmons returning to Pittsburgh is a "distinct possibility," according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. After one season in Miami, it's been reported that the Dolphins will release Timmons on March 14, the first day of free agency. Timmons signed a 2-year, $12 million deal with Miami last offseason after spending his first 10 NFL seasons in Pittsburgh. He was Mike Tomlin's first-ever draft pick back in 2007. "Knowing how the Steelers operate [re-signing Timmons] it's a distinct possibility," Dulac wrote. "They value players who know the defense and the culture. Plenty of other players have left and come back. It doesn't always work, but if Timmons is willing to play for somewhere around $2 million a year on a two-year deal I think it makes sense for the Steelers. It gives them a quality albeit aging player at a position where they are desperate for depth. But I wouldn't go much beyond $2 million a year for Timmons because I'm not sure that he projects as a full-time starter." With Ryan Shazier's future unknown, Pittsburgh needs an inside linebacker that can immediately compete for a starting job while helping the Steelers complete their mission to win the franchise's seventh Vince Lombardi Trophy.