The Steelersd today announced the signing of their first round pick, linebacker Lawrence Timmons. So why am I talking about this on a Miami Dolphins site? Simple. We are getting closer to setting some groundwork for Ted Ginn to sign his deal.
Timmons was the 15th overall pick this year. He's signed a deal that's worth $12 million over 5 years, with a little over $8 million in guaranteed money. Last year's #15 pick, Tye Hill, signed a 5 year, $10.2 million deal with $7.7 million guaranteed. This means that Timmons got a 17% increase in total money compared to last year, with a 4.5% increase in guaranteed money. So now we are starting to see how much Ginn's contract could be worth and, hopefully, both sides can sit down and hammer out a deal quickly.
As far as Beck goes, and this is just speculation, but a "source" tells me that Beck is close to signing a 4 year deal and that all that needs to be worked out is the guaranteed money. Hopefully, this "source" is reliable. But if not, don't kill me. I'm just the messenger.