Woodside was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Woodside should return to work as Ryan Tannehill's backup now that he's active again. With the Titans on a bye week, Woodside won't return to the sideline on game day until Week 14 against Jacksonville.
Tennessee placed Woodside on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. The Titans haven't revealed whether Woodside tested positive for the virus, or if he was merely a close contact of an infected person. As a result, Woodside's Week 12 status has yet to be determined, but if he's unavailable for Sunday's game against the Patriots, the Titans could promote Kevin Hogan from the practice squad to serve the backup quarterback behind Ryan Tannehill.
Woodside is slated to start Friday's preseason opener against the Falcons, Jim Wyatt of the Titans official site reports. Top QB Ryan Tannehill won't play in the contest, so Woodside -- who remains the favorite to serve as the team's No. 2 option at the position -- will get the starting nod Friday and is expected to play at least until halftime. Once he's lifted, Matt Barkley will take over and finish the game under center for the Titans.
Woodside has the "inside track" to the backup quarterback job in Tennessee, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports. Selected by Cincinnati in the seventh round of the 2018 draft, Woodside failed to make the Bengals' roster but quickly resurfaced on the Titans' practice squad. He then moved to the short-lived AAF, where he completed 58.3 percent of his passes for 7.0 YPA (with seven TDs and seven INTs) for the San Antonio franchise. Woodside re-signed with Tennessee last summer and played well in the preseason -- 7.1 YPA, four TDs, zero INTs -- earning a spot on the practice squad before an arm injury sent him to injured reserve. He's now healthy for 2020 training camp, poised to compete with rookie seventh-round pick Cole McDonald for the right to serve as Ryan Tannehill's backup. The Titans' decision not to sign a veteran QB might be interpreted as a sign of confidence in Woodside, who reportedly remained heavily involved with the team while he was on IR last season.
Woodside (undisclosed) signed a reserve/future contract with the Titans on Monday. Woodside spent time on Tennessee's practice squad during the 2019 season, though he was placed on the unit's injured list early September due to an undisclosed issue. The 2018 seventh-round pick is a developmental project, and he'll remain with the Titans to start the offseason.
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