Woods (knee) said Wednesday that he won't be ready to join the Titans for OTAs this spring, John Glennon of SI.com reports. A prior report suggested Woods was hoping to return for minicamp in May or June. While gaining clearance for minicamp may be a stretch, Woods should have a real chance to be ready for the start of training camp in late July, at which point he'll be eight and a half months removed from suffering an ACL tear and undergoing surgery. The Rams traded Woods to the Titans on Saturday, ending his five-year run in Los Angeles and leaving no doubt that Allen Robinson is the team's new No. 2 receiver. Woods will fill that same role in Tennessee, with he and tight end Austin Hooper providing Ryan Tannehill with some new weapons alongside superstars Derrick Henry and A.J. Brown.
The Rams traded Woods (knee) to the Titans on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. After the failed Julio Jones experiment in the 2021 campaign, the Titans are making another splash in the trade market this offseason to get a No. 2 wide receiver to complement A.J. Brown. Woods sustained a torn ACL during practice Nov. 13, but reports have emerged this offseason that he's aiming to participate at some point during the offseason program. Now, those sessions will be in Nashville versus L.A. following this deal. Prior to suffering the injury last season, he put together a 45-556-4 line on 69 targets in nine games, and the nine-year pro does have two 1,000-yard seasons under his belt, so the talent is there form him to be a viable pass catcher for Ryan Tannehill once Woods is healthy.
Woods (knee) has been rehabbing from surgery with an eye toward returning for minicamp in May or June, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Woods seems to be making good progress since tearing his ACL in mid-November, though the timing of the injury makes a return for minicamp rather ambitious. He's stuck around with the team throughout much of the Rams' playoff run, helping young wideout Van Jefferson and midseason addition Odell Beckham get more comfortable in the Los Angeles offense. On March 20, Woods will receive a $3.5 million roster bonus, at which point his $10 million base salary also becomes guaranteed, per Spotrac.com. With his place on the Rams thus secure for at least one more season, Woods will focus on rehab this offseason before eventually rejoining an offense led by head coach Sean McVay, quarterback Matthew Stafford and fellow wideout Cooper Kupp.
The Rams placed Woods (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday. The transaction was merely a procedural move after Woods sustained a season-ending torn ACL during a Nov. 12 practice. The Rams thus will move forward following their Week 11 bye with Cooper Kupp, Odell Beckham, Van Jefferson and Ben Skowronek as their primary options at wide receiver. Beckham, whom the team officially signed just one day before Woods suffered the injury, logged 28 percent of the offensive snaps in his Rams debut at San Francisco, while the other three aforementioned wideouts earned between 74 and 100 percent. Look for Beckham to begin to eat into the workloads of Jefferson and Skowronek as the campaign rolls on.
Woods tore his ACL during Friday's practice and is expected to miss the rest of the season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Woods evidently tore his ACL during Friday's practice but he was able to finish it out and even did media interviews before tests revealed the seriousness of the injury. The signing of Odell Beckham, which came just prior to Woods' injury, now looks incredibly fortuitous and likely sets the stage for the newly signed Pro Bowl wideout to make his debut with the team this weekend. The team's 2020 second-round pick, Van Jefferson, likely will see a greater role as well following the shocking news, especially if Beckham takes a bit to get acclimated to the Rams' offensive system.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||New York Giants||11||20.35|
|3||09/25||Las Vegas Raiders||4||17.67|
|9||11/06||@Kansas City Chiefs||28||23.80|
|11||11/17||@Green Bay Packers||14||20.67|
|15||12/18||@Los Angeles Chargers||2||17.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||112||75||875||4||45||11.67||127|