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LaMarr Woodley | Defensive Lineman

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/3/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 265
College: Michigan
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LaMarr Woodley confirmed he will play defensive end in Oakland.
He'll likely play right end with Justin Tuck at his natural left end spot. With Sio Moore in the Von Miller role at strong-side linebacker and left end on pass-rushing downs -- with Tuck kicking to three technique in those scenarios -- the Raiders do have the potential to bring some pressure. They also fielded a respectable front seven in 2013, however, and finished 4-12. Mar 13 - 7:45 PM

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Raiders agreed to terms with DE/OLB LaMarr Woodley, formerly of the Steelers, on a two-year contract.

The deal is worth a maximum of $12 million. Oakland was the only visit Woodley, 30, made; he was scheduled to visit Tennessee next. With 2013 starting DEs Lamarr Houston and Justin Hunter free agents and Houston already signing with Chicago, the Raiders replace them with Woodley and Justin Tuck on Thursday. Woodley has exclusively been a 3-4 outside linebacker. The Raiders run a 4-3. In today's NFL, pass rushers are pass rushers.
Mar 13 - 6:27 PM

Free agent OLB LaMarr Woodley is scheduled to visit the Titans Friday.

This has been the expected landing spot for Woodley all along. New Titans defensive coordinator Ray Horton was in Pittsburgh during Woodley's first four NFL seasons and he's now installing a 3-4 in Tennessee. The only question is if the Oakland -- where Woodley visited Wednesday -- will blow him away with an offer he can't refuse. Reggie McKenzie has cap space to burn.
Mar 13 - 8:44 AM

The Nashville Tennessean confirms the Titans have "some interest" in free agent OLB LaMarr Woodley.

Woodley is visiting the Raiders on Wednesday, an indication he's seeking top dollar after Pittsburgh cut him. A previous report stated "many" people in the Steelers' organization expect Woodley to land with Ray Horton in Tennessee.
Mar 12 - 10:11 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports many in the Steelers' organization expect free agent OLB LaMarr Woodley to sign with the Titans.

The Titans are transitioning to a 3-4 defense under new DC Ray Horton. Horton was on the Steelers' defensive coaching staff for Woodley's first four seasons in the NFL. Woodley has been injury prone in recent years, but when healthy is a true franchise pass rusher. He'd be an outstanding get for Tennessee.
Mar 10 - 10:57 PM

Steelers will release OLB LaMarr Woodley.

He'll be designated as a post-June 1 release, allowing the Steelers to spread out his $14.17 million in dead money over the next two seasons. The team won't see any salary-cap savings until June 2. Woodley's release was a fait accompli after the Steelers re-signed OLB Jason Worilds. Woodley still has some juice left as a pass rusher, but has become increasingly injury prone, and will turn 30 in November. He'll draw interest as a situational pass rusher for 3-4 teams.
Mar 10 - 1:37 PM

Steelers OLB LaMarr Woodley is expected to be released if the team can retain free agent OLB Jason Worilds.

Worilds was slapped with the transition tag Monday, but that hardly means he'll remain a Steeler in 2014. Pittsburgh just has the right of first refusal with Worilds. Woodley is set to count $13.6 million against the salary cap and would be far too expensive to keep around as a part-time player behind Worilds and second-year OLB Jarvis Jones. He's missed 14 games since 2011.
Mar 4 - 9:06 AM

After examining OLB LaMarr Woodley's contract, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette strongly indicates Woodley is unlikely to be a Steeler in 2014.

"The more you look closely at the LaMarr Woodley situation, the more you conclude that either by March 11 or after June 1, he no longer will be a Steeler," writes longtime beat reporter Ed Bouchette. The Steelers seem very interested in re-signing Jason Worilds, and will surely be counting on 2013 first-round pick Jarvis Jones to become a second-year starter. GM Kevin Colbert will likely ask Woodley to take a pay cut. If he doesn't, he'll be shown the door.
Feb 16 - 2:01 PM

ESPN says LaMarr Woodley (IR, calf) will have to take a significant pay cut this offseason or the Steelers will have to "seriously consider" releasing him.

Woodley signed a six-year, $61.5 million contract in 2011 that made him the highest paid defensive player in franchise history. Since then, he's missed 14 games due to injury and produced just 18 sacks in the 34 games he's appeared in. There are whispers in Pittsburgh about his conditioning and weight. The Steelers could bring back rapidly improving Jason Worilds and line him up across from Jarvis Jones at outside linebacker in 2014. Woodley, who carries a 2014 base salary of $8 million, turned 29 years old last month.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 08:33:00 AM

Steelers placed OLB LaMarr Woodley on injured reserve with a calf injury, ending his season.

Woodley re-injured his troublesome calf in Sunday's win over the Bengals, and wasn't going to heal up in time for Week 16 or 17. First-round rookie Jarvis Jones will finish out the year opposite Jason Worilds at outside 'backer. Going on 30, Woodley has missed (minor) time with injury each of the past three seasons. He finishes 2013 with five sacks and 36 tackles, grading out as the No. 11 3-4 outside linebacker in Pro Football Focus' ratings. Signed through 2016, Woodley is due $8 million in 2014.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 03:06:00 PM

Steelers OLB LaMarr Woodley (calf) won't play in Sunday's Week 16 game against the Packers.

Woodley's outlook is "bleak" according to coach Mike Tomlin. He injured his right calf against the Bengals after dealing with left calf issues earlier in the season. The Steelers will ride with first-round rookie Jarvis Jones opposite Jason Worilds. Woodley's season is likely over.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 12:12:00 PM

Steelers OLB LaMarr Woodley left Sunday night's Week 15 game against the Bengals with a right calf injury.

Woodley missed three weeks earlier this season with a left calf issue, so this is a separate injury. The Steelers are listing him as questionable to return, but he's likely done for the night. Jarvis Jones will replace him in the starting lineup.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:31:00 PM

Steelers OLB LaMarr Woodley (calf) is listed as doubtful for Thursday's game against the Ravens.

Woodley has missed the last two games and will likely be held out again Thursday with the Steelers playing on a short week. It's a matchup upgrade for Joe Flacco and the Ravens passing game. Woodley has five sacks and a forced fumble in nine appearances this season.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 01:38:00 PM

Steelers OLB LaMarr Woodley (calf) is inactive for Week 12 against the Browns.

Woodley will miss his second straight game despite returning to a limited week of practice. DE Brett Keisel (foot, questionable) has also been ruled out. The rest of the Steelers inactives are QB Landry Jones, S Shamarko Thomas, WR Derek Moye, TE Richard Gordon, and LB Steven Sylvester.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 11:34:00 AM

Steelers OLB LaMarr Woodley (calf) is not expected to play in Week 12.

It's a matchup boost for Cleveland's passing game. Woodley, the Steelers' best pass rusher, has five sacks and a forced fumble through nine appearances.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 01:16:00 PM

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