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Report: Packers Hosting Free Agent DL Al Woods on Visit

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Report: Packers Hosting Free Agent DL Al Woods on Visit

According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean:

Woods will be entering his sixth season in the NFL in 2014 but is still relatively young, currently just 25 years old.

Short on experience, Woods has played in just 39 games in his first five seasons, making a total of 38 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He received the most playing playing him of his career this past season, however, appearing in all 16 games for the Steelers while making 16 tackles and two sacks.

Coming from Pittsburgh, Woods also has experience in their 3-4 defensive system and could provide depth at the position should players like B.J. Raji, Ryan PIckett, Johnny Jolly and C.J. Wilson leave in free agency.

At 6-4 and 307 lbs., Woods is listed as a nose tackle but might have the versatility to be ability to play multiple positions along the defensive line.

Woods was a fourth round draft choice of the New Orleans Saints in 2010 but was cut before the start of the season. He latched on with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he spent the rest of his rookie year.

In 2011, Woods was cut by the Bucanners and then joined the Seattle Seahawks, playing in two games. He's been with the Steelers for the past three seasons.

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gary's picture

Wow in the league 5 years that's 80 games, he averages less then 1/2 tackle a game or a sack every 30 games. Thanks TT for getting us a difference maker. If it wasn't for Rodgers you would have been gone a long time ago. Oh and by the way , anyone who argues that my numbers are off because he only played in 39 games in 5 years your right. He only played in 39 games because he's not that good. Don't let that bother you he comes real cheap, just what TT is looking for.TT must have the first penny he got from the tooth fairy.

Idiot Fan's picture

Gary, go hit the showers, read this article...

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/the-perks-of-being-patient-in-nfl-free...

...and then come back and let's talk some sanity.

ben's picture

4.98 40 @ 309 LBS, 37 " VERTICAL, VERY GOOD CONE AND SHUTTLE. He's made some plays with little opportunity.

I like'm

Sign Melton or Neal and this guy or Raji

lebowski's picture

no need for shoulder pads either

RC Packer Fan's picture

Great Job on 'The Big 1070' Brian.

I really like Deone Bucannon. I think he might be a sleeper pick in the 1st round.

Idiot Fan's picture

It definitely makes you wonder why the Steelers, who run a 3-4 and are in desperate need of cheap young defensive talent, would let him walk.

Zoellner25's picture

Isaac Sopoaga (sp?) was just released by NE, and Ziggy Hood from PITT is a free agent too. there are plenty of DLs to choose from

4thand1's picture

He looks fatter than 307. Sign a bunch, bring em to camp, let em fight it out. Its really fun to read people scream about FA . Last year everyone had to have Stephen Jackson. How'd that work out. If you went by production from last years draft, Eddie Lacy should have been the 1st overall pick. TT traded back in the 2nd and got him. GENIUS. Plus there's better safeties in the 1st 2 rounds in the draft. TT will take 1. GENIUS. Dontae Jones will make a big 2nd year jump, GENIUS. O-Line in loaded, GENIUS. Lots of $$$$$ to lock up Jordy and Cobb, GENIUS.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Ian Rapoport ‏@RapSheet
Packers fought off #Cardinals RT @mneal96: Hi Green Bay!!! I'll enjoy your winters for two more years!!

Looks like Mike Neal is staying for 2 more years.
I think its a good move. Neal will be one more year in playing OLB/DE role. I would expect a better year for him.

gary's picture

Hey idiot fan. You probably know yourself well thus picking that name. You'll be waiting a very long time before TT signs anyone mentioned in that article. Not using free agency is nuts. This year we would need twice the number of draft picks to fill all the holes. Maybe we can sign some more CFL stars like M.D. Jennings. THAT WORKED OUT GREAT. Every other team can sign top free agents under the cap but us Bull shit. His stepson Ask Vic does a great job of selling TT bullshit.

DrealynWilliams's picture

Mike Neal tweets he'll be enjoying 2 more years of Green Bay's winters

gary's picture

4thand1 Why don't you bring up the genius picks of our last 3 first round picks. WOW such production.

4thand1's picture

You mean the guys who got injured and played injured. If you have a job( highly doubtful) try doing it with a broken leg or foot. Sober up before you post from now on.

gary's picture

4th and 1 If our o line is loaded who's are center you asshole.

4thand1's picture

I know where your asshole is, between your ears. Shit for brains.

Allan Murphy's picture

I like neal for 2 more years :)

HankScorpio's picture

The Packers definitely need to add a NT. It is a vital position in the 3-4 defense. Right now, it appears that they would be using Josh Boyd and Mike Daniels.

4thand1's picture

Got a feeling Raji will be there. Might not even be for 4 mil.

L's picture

I sure hope you're right.

Also, I hope they give some consideration toward bringing in Terrence Cody, Cam Thomas, and Antonio Johnson for a look as they're all big body NT-types who aren't very old and shouldn't break the proverbial bank.

zsooners's picture

Gary no one really cares what you think! Go take a cold shower, and grab a spelling book. "Are" should be "our" in your latest illiterate post. If you can't post without burning those you disagree with, then do us all a favor and just keep silent. And maybe you should do the Packers a favor and offer your services to them as a special assistant to Ted. I'm someone of your obvious intellectual genius would be welcomed with open arms.

TommyG's picture

Sounds like Raji, at a significant discount.

gary's picture

Zack I heard you married your sister .

Mags's picture

So much for Woods he just signed with the Titans.

Evan's picture

I keep seeing conflicting reports about that - some say yes, some say no.

L's picture

I hope no; or at least until the Packers are able to bring him in and make a decision as to whether or not it makes sense for them to make him an offer.

gary's picture

Revis to Pats. Does anyone know when TT is coming back from vacation. He must be in Europe again with his son "Ask Vic".

4thand1's picture

If anyone ever needed a vacation, it appears to be you. You must have passed out in a snow bank somewhere and froze that walnut sized brain of yours.

4thand1's picture

*appears to be you*, man we need an editing feature back

Evan's picture

It's been back for a day or two now - look to the right of the time stamp. (edit)

4thand1's picture

Thanks Evan, as usual you're spot on.

gary's picture

For all the draft and develop lovers check out National Football Post. The packers rank near the bottom in draft efficiency since 2006. No free agents from TT, bad draft choices, leaves only Rodgers to cover up a very mediocre team.

4thand1's picture

Nelson, Cobb, CMIII, Bulaga, Shields, Williams, Finley, Lacy, Sitton, Lang, James Jones, Hyde, Hayward, Starks, Crosby, Masthay, Raji (pro bowl once), Boykin, EDS, the book is out on Sherrod, Worthy, Perry, D Jones. Stick your NFL football post up your ass. And of course Rodgers. I still think Burnett will be a good safety, IMO.

gary's picture

4th and 1 Is that a picture of two embalmed people next to your name. Someone should let you know you died.

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