Standout linebacker Wesley Woodyard is signing with the Tennessee Titans today, according to reports.
So, @WoodDro52 moves on from the Denver Broncos to get a nice deal in Tenn. Not bad for a LB who wasn't drafted and who earned his way in CO— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 14, 2014
He will be an inside linebacker for the Titans, a position that some believe the Broncos still need to address.
--->RT @jwyattsports: #Titans GM Ruston Webster on Wesley Woodyard: "In our new scheme he fits as one of the inside linebackers."— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 14, 2014
Woodyard played six seasons with the Denver Broncos, mainly as the backup to D.J. Williams under the Mike Shanahan and Josh McDaniels eras. It wasn't until John Fox and Jack Del Rio took over that Woodyard started to make a real impact on the defense.
In 2012, as starting outside linebacker, some believe Woodyard should have been a Pro Bowler, amassing 117 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and three interceptions - a rare combination of impressive stats. Those numbers didn't translate in 2013, when Woodyard switched to the middle linebacker position, suffered a neck stinger in the middle of the season, and was ultimately benched for Paris Lenon.
According to the Denver Post, it's a four-year, $16 million deal for Woodyard.
Since he was an undrafted rookie in 2008, I always loved Wesley. He is the prototypical undersized "try hard" guy. He always seemed to give his all on each and every play. That is part of the reason why he was so loved by not only fans, but teammates; His humor and spirit was the icing on the cake.
Wesley Woodyard also just text: "Thanks, I'm excited. I feel refreshed and very blessed." #Titans— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 14, 2014
We all wish you the best Wesley. You will be missed.