Woodyard picked up where he left off after recording eight tackles (five solo) in the season opener. The veteran missed some practice time last week due to an illness, but looked fully recovered on Sunday. He will look to carry his solid play into the team's upcoming matchup versus the Seahawks.
The illness seems to have not been too serious after Woodyard did not participate in Wednesday's practice. The 31-year-old looks like he will be ready to go for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
Woodyard recorded eight tackles (five solo) and a sack in Sunday's season-opening loss to Oakland.
Woodyard tied with safety Kevin Byard for the team lead in tackles while playing 50 of 66 defensive snaps. Fellow inside linebacker Avery Williamson was on the field for 43 defensive snaps, suggesting the two will see a similar amount of playing time in Tennessee's 3-4 scheme. The 31-year-old Woodyard has twice recorded at least five sacks in a season, so it wasn't surprising to see him take down quarterback Derek Carr behind the line of scrimmage in this one.
The deal will keep Woodyard in Tennessee through the 2019 season and allows him to earn upwards of $12.75 million across that time span. While the Kentucky product's 57 tackles from this past season pale in comparison to his numbers from 2014 and 2015, Woodyard still finished as the Titans' fourth-leading tackler and should continue to operate as one of the team's top defensive contributors for the foreseeable future.
|4||10/1/17||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|11||11/16/17||@ PIT||8:25 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|