The Raiders have added yet another accomplished veteran pass rusher.
The club has reached a two-year contract with ex-Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday.
The deal is worth as much as $12 million, Schefter reported.
The 29-year-old Woodley recorded 57 sacks in seven seasons with the Steelers (2007-2013). Pittsburgh released him on Tuesday.
Woodley could project to defensive end in Oakland’s 4-3 scheme. It’s also possible he could play strong-side linebacker on run downs and defensive end on passing downs.
Durability will be the key for the 6-foot-2, 265-pound Woodley, who ranked No. 61 on PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100. He has missed 14 regular season games in the last three seasons.
News of Woodley’s addition comes on the same day the Raiders reached a deal with Giants defensive end Justin Tuck.