LaMarr Woodley LB PIT 8 Days
Steelers OLB LaMarr Woodley (calf) is listed as doubtful for Thursday's game against the Ravens.
Woodley has missed the last two games and will likely be held out again Thursday with the Steelers playing on a short week. It's a matchup upgrade for Joe Flacco and the Ravens passing game. Woodley has five sacks and a forced fumble in nine appearances this season.
LaMarr Woodley LB PIT 11 Days
Steelers OLB LaMarr Woodley (calf) is inactive for Week 12 against the Browns.
Woodley will miss his second straight game despite returning to a limited week of practice. DE Brett Keisel (foot, questionable) has also been ruled out. The rest of the Steelers inactives are QB Landry Jones, S Shamarko Thomas, WR Derek Moye, TE Richard Gordon, and LB Steven Sylvester.
LaMarr Woodley LB PIT 18 Days
Steelers declared OLB LaMarr Woodley, RE Brett Keisel, LG Ramon Foster, WR Derek Moye, QB Landry Jones and TE Richard Gordon inactive for Week 11 against the Lions.
It's a host of notable names for the increasingly aging and injury-prone Steelers. Woodley is sidelined with a calf injury. Rookie Jarvis Jones will start in his absence. Keisel has a foot issue, and Foster is week to week with a high-ankle sprain.
LaMarr Woodley LB PIT 6 Months
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review observed at Steelers minicamp that OLB LaMarr Woodley "looks great" and "definitely shed some pounds."
After a disappointing 2012 season that generated grumblings about Woodley's weight, he promised to "get after it" in the Steelers' offseason conditioning program. Sounds like it's worked. Pittsburgh badly needs Woodley to step up as its franchise pass rusher with James Harrison moving on and two youngsters (Jason Worilds, Jarvis Jones) competing on the opposite side.
LaMarr Woodley LB PIT 7 Months
After allegedly falling out of shape during the 2012 season, OLB LaMarr Woodley said he's "getting after it" in the Steelers' offseason conditioning program.
"I've been training since the middle of February," he said. Woodley has missed nine games over the past two seasons and registered just four sacks across 13 appearances last year. The Steelers need more out of him. They can field a special pass-rush duo along with rookie Jarvis Jones if Woodley gets in shape.
LaMarr Woodley LB PIT 9 Months
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Steelers "will" restructure OLB LaMarr Woodley's contract.
It was an expected move. Woodley's $9 million base salary is one of the highest on the Steelers. A large chunk of it - perhaps all the way down to the minimum - should be converted to a signing bonus. The Steelers are running wild restructuring deals, creating even more severe cap issues down the line.
LaMarr Woodley LB PIT 9 Months
The Steelers have yet to approach OLB LaMarr Woodley about restructuring his contract.
Beat writer Ed Bouchette considers Woodley a "likely candidate" to restructure. The Steelers are already reworking Ben Roethlisberger, Lawrence Timmons and James Harrison's deals. The Steelers want Woodley to get into better shape for 2013, but he doesn't appear to be a candidate for release.