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Report: LaMarr Woodley visiting Titans

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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.

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5 Responses to “Report: LaMarr Woodley visiting Titans”
  1. titansbro says: Mar 13, 2014 8:26 AM

    I’d be ok with this.

  2. steelerben says: Mar 13, 2014 8:36 AM

    One phrase to keep in mind with ex-Steeler linebackers: caveat emptor.

  3. mpoles says: Mar 13, 2014 8:50 AM

    With the way the Raiders stiffed Saffold, why would any half-decent free agent with a slight injury (i.e. all of them) want to sign for us, only to have the contract torn up if it looked to expensive a day later?

  4. IsThird says: Mar 13, 2014 9:05 AM

    $5 says he pulls a hamstring at the baggage claim in Oakland.

  5. tennesseetitan78 says: Mar 13, 2014 9:13 AM

    As long as they don’t over pay for him..I’m good

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