On Monday a report surfaced that the Pittsburgh Steelers were going to cut ties with linebacker LaMarr Woodley and release the eight-year veteran.
The move isn’t that surprising as the Steelers try to maneuver the salary cap, but Pittsburgh is the only place Woodley has ever called a home in the NFL. The Steelers drafted Woodley in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft with the 46th overall pick.
Woodley quickly found his way on to the field, recording 4.0 sacks in his first season. He became a regular in the Steelers’ defense in 2008 and had 60 tackles and 11.5 sacks.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS, the Tennessee Titans are expected to end up with Woodley so that he can be reunited with one of his former coaches, Ray Horotn.
Strong sense among many in Steelers organization that LaMarr Woodley ends up reunited with former coach Ray Horton with the Titans
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 11, 2014
Woodley has been bothered by injuries the last three years. In 2013, he had just 20 tackles and 5.0 sacks in 11 games.