After signing Justin Tuck early on Thursday afternoon the Oakland Raiders continued the add ons after removing their offer for tackle Rodger Saffold, spending the money they expected to spend on the offensive line talent on the pass rush by bringing in Tuck and another veteran outside pass rusher with winning experienced.
Adam Schefter reported that the Raiders signed Woodley for a two year deal with a maximum price tag of $12 million dollars, bringing in the 29 year old outside pass rusher to Oakland to improve their front end on defensive following Lamarr Houston’s departure to the Chicago Bears.
Former Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley agreed to a two-year deal with the Oakland Raiders with a max value of $12 million dollars.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2014
The outside linebacker has been consistent with the Steelers even if durability and staying on the field has been a concern as Wooldey has a long history of missing action here and there despite never being injured for long stretches. Regardless Woodley is another proven winner who is going to be an improvement on a defense that is once again adding veteran talent much like in the 2013 offseason. Expect more moves from Reggie McKenzie this weekend that will continue to build the Raiders depth, making up for a moment of panic after the Saffold deal went south and Oakland looked like a dysfunctional laughing stock. For the moment things are looking up as the Raiders look like they will be adding some valuable experience and talent to the roster after the departures of Houston and Veldheer.