Report: LaMarr Woodley visiting Titans

AP

When it became likely that linebacker LaMarr Woodley would be released by the Steelers, one of the teams that came to mind as a landing spot was the Titans.

Tennessee could use help with their pass rush and their defensive coordinator Ray Horton was on the Steelers’ defensive staff during Woodley’s first four NFL seasons. It seems that there may be some fire behind that smoke.

Terry McCormick of Titans Insider reports that Woodley is headed to Nashville to visit with the Titans on Thursday. Woodley’s coming off a pair of underwhelming seasons that resulted in nine total sacks and a run of injuries that kept him off the field for eight games, but the Titans’ need for help off the edge may have them hoping a healthy Woodley can get back to his old tricks.

Woodley hasn’t mentioned anything on his Twitter account about a visit. The last tweet is from Wednesday when Woodley was on his way to meet with the Raiders, a meeting that Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports included a dinner with the team and fellow free agent Justin Tuck. Tafur also wrote that “things are moving nicely in right direction” with both players, but if Woodley does make it to Tennessee it would suggest he’s still very much in play.

UPDATE 8:50 a.m. ET: Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that Woodley will visit with the Titans on Friday, not Thursday, as long as he doesn’t sign in Oakland. She adds that free agent defensive end Antonio Smith is expected in Tennessee on Thursday.