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LaMarr Woodley

30-Year-Old Linebacker – Arizona Cardinals

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Handed one of general manager Steve Keim's one-year, prove-it deals, Woodley has a great opportunity to bounce back from a season-ending biceps tear in 2014. Competing for the role of starting weak-si...

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Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Thigh      THU PRACTICE:   Full
HT: 6' 2"   WT: 265   DOB: 11/3/1984
College: Michigan  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract


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Signed with the Cardinals in March of 2015.

August 25, 2015  –  LaMarr Woodley News

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Woodley is listed as the Cardinals' starting weakside linebacker in advance of Sunday's preseason game in Oakland, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

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LaMarr Woodley NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2008 23 15 - 60 - 11.5 - 1 0 - 4 - - - -
2009 24 16 - 62 - 13.5 - 0 1 - 1 - - - -
2010 25 Pit 16 50 34 16 9.5 5 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 0
2011 26 Pit 10 39 26 13 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 Pit 13 38 27 11 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2013 28 Pit 11 36 20 16 5 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2014 29 Oak 6 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 30 Ari 4 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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#1 Outside Linebacker
  1. LaMarr Woodley
  2. Markus Golden
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Defensive Snaps in 2015

LaMarr Woodley was on the field for 109 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.


Special Teams Snaps in 2015

LaMarr Woodley was on the field for 8 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 574 23
2014 287 15
2015 109 8
LaMarr Woodley 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 NO 38 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Chi 15 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 SF 30 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 StL 26 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Det
6 @Pit
7 Bal
8 @Cle
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Sea
11 Cin
12 @SF
13 @StL
14 Min
15 @Phi
16 GB
17 Sea

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for LaMarr Woodley  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 2"
Weight:   265 lbs
40-Yard Dash:   4.74 sec
Shuttle Time:   4.42 sec
Cone Drill
Not Available
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
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Vertical Jump:   39 in
Broad Jump:   117 in
Bench Press:   29 reps
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LaMarr Woodley: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Woodley was among the rotation of outside linebackers used in the Cardinals' first-team defense during OTAs and minicamp, reports.

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Coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday at the NFL Annual Meeting that Woodley (biceps) will be an every-down linebacker in 2015, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

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Woodley (biceps) has reached a one-year agreement with the Cardinals,'s Ian Rapoport reports.

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Woodley hasn't recorded double-digit sacks since 2010, and his 2014 season ended after just six games because of a torn bicep. He should be healthy in time for training camp, but there's no guarantee he will earn a starting job or even a significant role. Still just 30 years old, Woodley has declined much faster than expected, with injuries playing a key role. If healthy, he could conceivably still re-emerge as a useful pass-rusher in Arizona' 3-4 scheme.
The Raiders will release Woodley, reports.

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Woodley (biceps) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Woodley's first season in Oakland will end with the 29-year-old having recorded a mere five tackles (three solo) and zero sacks in six games. He suffered a torn biceps in last Sunday's loss to Arizona and will be replaced on the active roster by Denico Autry.
Woodley suffered a torn bicep in last Sunday's game and is believed to be out for the remainder of the regular season,'s Ian Rapoport reports.

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Woodley agreed to a two-year contract with the Raiders on Thursday that is worth up to $12 million, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Universally viewed as a top pass-rushing outside linebacker just a few years ago, Woodley has seen his stock fall tremendously following a trio of injury-plagued seasons. Still only 29 years old, he has the talent to turn things around, but may not get much help in the Oakland front seven next season. Woodley has spent his entire career playing outside linebacker in a 3-4, but he may be asked to play 4-3 defensive end in Oakland.
Woodley will be released by the Steelers on Tuesday, reports.

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Woodley will be classified as a post-June 1 cap casualty, which will make him a free agent starting at 4 ET on Tuesday. The seven-year veteran was due to make $8 million in 2014, and the Steelers didn't feel that the 29-year-old, who had just five sacks in 2013, was worth that type of cap hit. He'll be free to sign elsewhere and automatically becomes one of the top pass-rushing free agents on the market.

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Various injuries have cost the once-elite pass rusher 14 games over the past three seasons, but that didn't stop GM Reggie McKenzie from shelling out close to $12 million to acquire Woodley's services after the Steelers let him go. Still just 29, Woodley recorded double-digit sack totals in three straight seasons from 2008-2010 (35 total), and while he may never reach that threshold again, his presence opposite Justin Tuck on the edge should go a long way toward turning things around defensively for the Raiders in 2014. He's far more used to working out of the 3-4 base, however, something that may lead defensive coordinator Jason Tarver to deploy the set more frequently this season.


Woodley has missed nine games over the past two seasons due to ankle and hamstring injuries. He averaged 11 sacks per season from 2008 to 2011 and, when healthy, Woodley is one of the best pass rushers in the league.


Woodley was the Steelers' co-leader with nine sacks in 2011, despite missing a third of the season to injury. If he can remain healthy, he should breeze past the double-digit sack mark in 2012.


Woodley is one of the league’s clear standouts as far as pass rushing abilities go, but his role as an outside linebacker in the 3-4 leaves him with fewer tackle opportunities than most of the players against whom he’s competing. But Woodley is a bit better in the tackle department than many 3-4 pass rushers, as he made it to 60 tackles in the two seasons before last, when his total fell to 50. Either way, sacks are always the attraction with Woodley, who has three consecutive years in double-digits. Target him if that’s the sort of production you’re looking for.


Woodley had an 11.5 sack campaign in 2008, but for the first half of 2009, it almost looked like a fluke. He had just two sacks (both coming in the same game) through the first eight weeks of the season. However, he then went on an absolute tear, racking up 11.5 QB takedowns in the final eight games of the season. His 13.5 sacks led the team and was the third-highest total in the league. Woodley's low tackle numbers drag down his value a bit (he had 60 and 62 in 2008 and 2009 respectively), but his 25 sacks over the last two seasons shows he is more than capable of putting up double-digit sacks for the third straight season.


Woodley’s sophomore campaign was his first season as a starter and he did not disappoint with 11.5 sacks through his first 11 games. Although he was quiet the last four games of the season, he made up for it with a total of six sacks in the playoffs. His tackle numbers (60 total in 2008) keep him from being an elite IDP option, but he should see an increase in that category and again record double-digit sacks.


Woodley was able to notch four sacks as a rookie last year despite seeing limited playing time. With incumbent left outside linebacker Clark Haggans having moved on to Arizona, Woodley will inherit Haggans' starting position and could be a nice sleeper in IDP leagues. Though there is certainly no guarantee of how well Woodley will transition to his role as a starter in Pittsburgh's 3-4 scheme, he is very talented and has the ceiling to reach double-digit sack totals.


Woodley projects as a great situational pass rusher for Pittsburgh but it remains to be seen how smooth his transition will be to professional football. He finished with 12 sacks as a senior from the defensive end spot but also saw considerable action at linebacker for Michigan -- versatility that will help him with the Steelers.