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Pierre Woods | Linebacker

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/6/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 255
College: Michigan
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Bills released LB Pierre Woods.
Woods only would've cost $640,000, so the Bills must not have thought much of him after he recorded four special teams tackles in five appearances last season. The 29-year-old could resurface in Patriots camp this spring. Fri, Feb 11, 2011 02:55:00 PM

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Recently claimed LB Pierre Woods is expected to see playing time in Week 14.

Woods will rotate with Arthur Moats at outside linebacker in addition to playing special teams.
Sat, Dec 11, 2010 01:54:00 PM

Bills claimed OLB Pierre Woods off waivers from the Patriots.

Woods, 28, had three tackles in two appearances with the Pats earlier this season. The Bills don't play New England again until Week 16, so acquiring Woods doesn't appear to be geared toward intel on their division "rival."
Mon, Dec 6, 2010 05:55:00 PM

Patriots waived OLB Pierre Woods.

The Pats don't just make lineup decisions based on matchups, they also massage their 53-man roster depending on the upcoming opponent. Woods wasn't going to have a role against the Jets.
Fri, Dec 3, 2010 11:01:00 AM

Patriots re-signed OLB Pierre Woods.

Woods takes the spot of former Michigan teammate Shawn Crable, who was waived on Tuesday. He's likely to see most of his action on special teams.
Wed, Nov 17, 2010 11:52:00 AM

Patriots released OLB Pierre Woods.

The 28-year-old special teams ace was re-signed as a restricted free agent, but the Pats are likely looking to get younger at this position. Marques Murrell, 25, is a candidate to fill Woods' role.
Sat, Sep 4, 2010 01:22:00 PM

Patriots re-signed restricted free agent OLB Pierre Woods.

The deal is not Woods' one-year, $1.176 million tender offer, but is for one year at an undisclosed amount. It's likely at affordable rate for both sides. Woods, 28, is not much of a pass rusher, but is a big-time special teams contributor. He made 11 tackles on kickoff and punt coverage in 2009.
Mon, Apr 19, 2010 05:17:00 PM

The Patriots extended restricted free agent OLB Pierre Woods the low (original pick) tender.

Though Woods would still get a 10-percent raise should he sign his one-year tender with New England, he's going to be very easy for another team to acquire as an original undrafted free agent. Of course, Woods is coming off a zero-sack season, so his value is limited. His best role is special teams.
Thu, Mar 4, 2010 12:56:00 PM

The Patriots are expected to extend restricted free agent OLB Pierre Woods a second-round tender before March 5.

Woods also got a second-round tender in 2009. If tendered at that level again, Woods will make $1.759 million, a year after finishing the season without a single sack. Woods is a valuable special teamer and reserve, though.
Mon, Feb 15, 2010 02:51:00 PM

Pierre Woods continues to have the inside track on the Patriots' open job at weak outside linebacker.

This could change if Derrick Burgess is acquired, but Woods is running with the first-team defense with Tully Banta-Cain on the second and Pierre Woods still on active/PUP. Still, Woods might be the weakest blitzer of the group.
Source: NFL.com
Tue, Aug 4, 2009 05:37:00 PM

Beat writer Mike Reiss expects the Patriots to use a rotation at weak outside linebacker.

Pierre Woods will play on early downs as a run-stopper, with either Tully Banta-Cain or last year's third-rounder Shawn Crable entering in passing situations. The team remains in the market for a veteran pass rusher such as Oakland's Derrick Burgess.
Tue, Jun 30, 2009 11:30:00 AM

Patriots signed restricted free agent OLB Pierre Woods to a one-year, $1.545 million contract.

Woods, a former undrafted free agent, would be New England's starting right OLB if the season began today. That's likely to change on draft weekend, or if the Pats sign Jason Taylor. Woods has just one sack in three seasons.
Tue, Apr 21, 2009 12:55:00 PM

Patriots OLB Pierre Woods is in line for more playing time after the trade of Mike Vrabel.

We have a long way to go, but Woods would be the favorite to start at OLB at this moment. Last year's third-round pick Shawn Crable and Tully Banta-Cain are also candidates. Look for New England to add a draft pick and a veteran to the position.
Sat, Feb 28, 2009 11:03:00 AM

The Patriots extended a second-round restricted free agent tender to OLB Pierre Woods.

Woods, who went undrafted in '07, is a capable special teamer/backup but has just one sack in three seasons. He can collect $1.545M in 2009 salary.
Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:49:00 AM

The Patriots are expected to extend a second-round tender ($1.45 million) to restricted free agent OLB Pierre Woods.

Since he was undrafted in 2007, another team could sign Woods to an offer sheet without giving up any compensation if New England only gave him a low tender. With the second-round tender, the Pats would receive a pick in round two from a team trying to sign Woods away. He'll be safe at that level.
Mon, Feb 2, 2009 01:51:00 PM