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Al Woods | Defensive Lineman

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 307
College: LSU
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Titans signed NT Al Woods, formerly of the Steelers, to a two-year, $5 million contract.
Scratch those scheduled visits to Green Bay and Arizona. Woods can play some defensive end, but will ideally be a run-stuffer up the gut in Ray Horton's hybrid 3-4 scheme. The 2010 four-rounder should be fresh after playing just 223 snaps with the Steelers last year. Mar 12 - 7:51 PM

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Updating a previous item, the Titans have not signed free agent NT Al Woods.

A previous report indicated they had, but the beat reporter has retracted. Woods is visiting Tennessee on Wednesday, and is scheduled to visit the Packers on Thursday. He has a third meeting lined up with Arizona for Friday.
Mar 12 - 2:30 PM

Free agent NT Al Woods will visit the Titans on Wednesday.

The 2010 fourth-rounder played 223 snaps last season. Woods could also play defensive end in DC Ray Horton's hybrid 3-4, though he's far more useful as a run stopper than pass rusher.
Mar 11 - 11:24 PM

Steelers NT/DE Al Woods has been taking reps with the second-team in OTAs.

The Steelers invested a fourth-round pick in Alameda Ta'amu a year ago with the hope he would start, or at least be part of a rotation at nose tackle. Instead, the team has already named Steve McLendon their starter, while moving Woods to second on the depth chart. Woods also has the versatility to play defensive end in Pittsburgh's 3-4 scheme. Ta'amu is on notice.
Wed, May 29, 2013 03:23:00 PM

Steelers claimed DT Al Woods off waivers from the Seahawks.

Woods was active just twice for the Seahawks this season, tallying two tackles. His snaps figure to be extremely limited in Pittsburgh.
Wed, Nov 9, 2011 04:41:00 PM

Seahawks waived DT Al Woods.

A fourth-round pick by the Saints in 2010, Woods had just two tackles in two games with Seattle.
Tue, Nov 8, 2011 05:08:00 PM

Seahawks claimed DT Al Woods off waivers from the Buccaneers.

A talented underachiever at LSU, Woods recorded 17 tackles in nine games as a rookie last season. He'll compete with Landon Cohen to be Seattle's fourth defensive tackle behind Brandon Mebane, Alan Branch, and Clint McDonald.
Sun, Sep 4, 2011 03:14:00 PM

Bucs signed DT Al Woods from the Steelers' practice squad.

Woods was a talented underachiever at LSU before the Saints drafted him in the fourth round this past April. He'll add interior depth with rookie Brian Price out for the season.
Tue, Nov 2, 2010 08:05:00 PM

Saints waived DT Al Woods, OG Brandon Carter, LB Harry Coleman, OL Na'Shan Goddard, and OL Jermey Parnell.

Woods was an ill-advised fourth-round pick in April. A career underachiever, he unsurprisingly made no impact in camp. Coleman was a safety at LSU, trying to convert to linebacker. The linemen were purely camp bodies.
Sun, Sep 5, 2010 01:33:00 AM

Saints signed fourth-round DT Al Woods to a four-year contract.

Familiar with Woods because he played in their backyard at LSU, the Saints traded up to grab him as a developmental project. He was an underachiever in college, so don't expect a rookie-year impact.
Thu, Jul 15, 2010 02:01:00 PM

Saints selected LSU DT Al Woods with the No. 123 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Though Woods draws high marks for his physical skill set, he was a big-time underachiever throughout college as a former top-20 overall recruit. These players usually go on to become first-day draft picks. Woods (6'4/311), however, was just a one-year starter, finishing his career with only three sacks and seven tackles for loss. He remains a major project.
Sat, Apr 24, 2010 11:30:00 AM

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