Woodley was placed on injured reserve Thursday with a chest injury, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Under general manager Steve Keim, the Cardinals have taken chances on veterans with team-friendly one-year contracts, producing resurgent seasons for Karlos Dansby and Antonio Cromartie in the past. Woodley was another player in that vein, but despite starting at weak-side linebacker, he only recorded 10 tackles and one sack on 42 percent of the defensive snaps. With his season over, Dwight Freeney and Markus Golden will pick up the slack on the outside.
Cardinals linebacker LaMarr Woodley has returned to the Sunday game against the host Bears after leaving briefly with a shoulder issue.
Cardinals linebacker LaMarr Woodley hurt his shoulder early in the Sunday game in Chicago and is questionable to return, per the team radio network. Woodley contributed to two tackles in his debut with the team last week.
The Cardinals have agreed to terms with free agent linebacker LaMarr Woodley on a one-year deal, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media on Tuesday. He will receive a minimum salary of $870,000 next season, per Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. Woodley wa cut by the Raiders this offseason after signing with them last offseason. He had just five tackles last season with the Raiders, and 304 tackles (57 sacks) through eight seasons in the league. He had five sacks over his first six games of the 2013 season, and none in his last 11 games.
As expected, the Raiders have released defensive end LaMarr Woodley on Thursday, per the team's official website. Woodley, 30, spent his first seven seasons in Pittsburgh before he signed a two-year contract with the Raiders last offseason. He had just five tackles last season with the Raiders, and 304 tackles (57 sacks) through eight seasons in the league. He was scheduled to make $3.85 million with a salary cap hit of $5.1875 million.