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:
Former Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley agreed to a two-year deal with the Oakland Raiders with a max value of $12 million dollars.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2014
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.