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Lions' Josh Woods: Sticks with Detroit
Woods re-signed with the Lions on Tuesday.
Woods suffered a neck injury in Week 15 against the Cardinals and subsequently went on IR, effectively ending his season. He ended the 2021 campaign with a career-high 28 tackles across 12 games during his first season with the Lions. The 25-year-old's new contract suggests that he should be good to go for training camp ahead of the 2022 season, when Woods could possibly compete for playing time at inside linebacker, per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Josh Woods: Placed on IR
Woods (neck) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
The linebacker suffered the neck injury in Week 15 against the Cardinals and will now go on IR, effectively ending his season. Woods posted a career-high 28 tackles this year while appearing in 12 games for the Lions in his first season with the team.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Josh Woods: Won't play Sunday
Woods (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Falcons.
Woods has been unable to log any type of practice session this week due to a neck injury suffered in the first half of last week's win against Arizona. The linebacker had been coming on strong prior to that contest, logging 21 combined tackles over the previous two weeks. Derrick Barnes saw most of the work in Woods' stead against the Cardinals and could continue to do so this Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Josh Woods: Not practicing due to neck
Woods (neck) missed a second consecutive practice Thursday.
Woods exited in the first half of last week's win over the Cardinals with what was deemed a shoulder injury at the time, but it's now being called a neck injury and has kept him from practicing Wednesday nor Thursday. If Woods is unable to suit up Sunday against the Falcons, it would be a major blow to Detroit's already poor run defense considering the linebacker totaled 13 tackles in his last full game in Week 14 against the Broncos.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Josh Woods: Will not return
Woods (shoulder) will not return Sunday against the Cardinals.
Woods left in the first half with the injury. In his absence, Derrick Barnes will continue to see an increased workload.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Josh Woods: Questionable to return
Woods (shoulder) is questionable to return Sunday against the Cardinals.
Woods' current absence is magnified by the early exit of Alex Anzalone, also due to a shoulder injury. Both players though are questionable to return. In the meantime, Derrick Barnes and Anthony Pittman are both candidates to see extra snaps.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Josh Woods: Monster tackling day
Woods tallied 13 tackles (10 solo) in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Broncos.
Woods led the Lions in tackles Sunday as he posted his best game so far this season. As the Broncos handed off the ball to both Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams a combined 39 times, the 25-year-old had a very busy afternoon. Do not expect the linebacker to put up these kinds of numbers week in and week out, but he has recorded eight-plus tackles in each of his last two games.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Josh Woods: Poached off practice squad
The Lions are signing Woods off Chicago's practice squad Thursday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Woods will provide Detroit with some additional depth at linebacker. He suited up for 15 games with Chicago in 2020, notching 14 total tackles with one fumble recovery. The 25-year-old also boasts experience on special teams.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Josh Woods: Clear to face Lions
Woods (foot) is active for Sunday's matchup against Detroit.
It seemed the 24-year-old would likely be cleared for Week 13, having been a full participant throughout the practice week after fielding 16 special-teams snaps last Sunday night against the Packers. Woods has gotten the nod, situating him in a backup inside linebacker slot entering Sunday's divisional matchup.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Josh Woods: Questionable despite full practice
Woods (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions.
Woods carries the questionable tag despite being a full participant in all three of Chicago's practices this week. With that context in mind, he's more likely than not to suit up come game day.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Josh Woods: Playing Week 4
Woods (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Colts.
Woods was considered questionable with the ankle injury despite practicing fully all week, so it's not much of a surprise he's suiting up Sunday. The 24-year-old has exclusively played special teams in his two appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Josh Woods: Back to work Wednesday
Woods (personal) wasn't on the team's injury report Wednesday.
Woods didn't suit up in Sunday's win over the Giants, as he was tending to a personal issue. As evidenced by this news, he's returned to the team and is expected to play in Week 3. He'll likely assume his usual depth linebacker role for Sunday's game against Atlanta.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Josh Woods: Won't suit up versus Giants
Woods (personal) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Giants, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Woods won't be able to play as he tends to a personal issue. Roquan Smith and Danny Trevathan will serve in their typical starting roles, and Joel Iyiegbuniwe will be the primary backup in case either gets injured.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Josh Woods: Inks deal with Bears
The Bears signed Woods to a reserve/future contract Tuesday.
The rookie linebacker out of Maryland spent the season on Chicago's practice squad after failing to make the 53-man roster. He should have a reasonable opportunity to make the team in 2019.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Josh Woods: Sitting out preseason game
Woods (hand) will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Woods hurt his hand during his preseason debut in early August and he's on the sideline again for Saturday's contest against the Bears. The rookie linebacker is aiming to latch onto the 53-man roster as a reserve linebacker.... See More ... See Less
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