Sep 16, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (85) is tackled by Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley (56) during the second quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Report: LaMarr Woodley Agrees To 2-Year Deal With Oakland Raiders


According to a report, former Pro Bowl linebacker LaMarr Woodley has agreed to a two-year contract with the Oakland Raiders.

Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting via Twitter:

 

Woodley visited the Raiders on Wednesday and becomes the second defensive signing of the day for Oakland, along with defensive end Justin Tuck.

Woodley was limited to 11 games because of injuries last season, when he had five sacks and 36 tackles for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 29-year-old hasn’t played a full 16-game season since 2010.

He was a Pro Bowler in 2009 after logging a career-high 13.5 sacks for the Steelers and has 57 sacks and five interceptions in his seven-year career.

Woodley had 11.5 sacks for Pittsburgh’s Super Bowl winner in 2008 and last reached double digits in 2010, when he had 10 sacks as the Steelers advanced to the Super Bowl again, losing to Green Bay.

Woodley, who is 6-foot-2 and 265 pounds, will likely shift to defensive end in the Raiders’ 4-3 scheme, but could play linebacker in short-yardage situations.

He was a second-round pick by the Steelers in 2007 out of Michigan.

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  • James Schroeder

    Two days and two pass rushers later. Peyton Manning…… Be afraid, be very afraid. These guys are exactly what we needed in a pass happy division.

  • Angel

    Very pleased with these signings. Keep em comin Reggie. Keep em comin. Since birth, go Raiders!!