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LaMarr Woodley confirmed he will play defensive end in Oakland.

He'll likely play right end with Justin Tuck at his natural left end spot. With Sio Moore in the Von Miller role at strong-side linebacker and left end on pass-rushing downs -- with Tuck kicking to three technique in those scenarios -- the Raiders do have the potential to bring some pressure. They also fielded a respectable front seven in 2013, however, and finished 4-12.

LaMarr Woodley DL OAK 6 Months

Raiders agreed to terms with DE/OLB LaMarr Woodley, formerly of the Steelers, on a two-year contract.

The deal is worth a max of $12 million. Oakland was the only visit Woodley, 30, made; he was scheduled to visit Tennessee next. With 2013 starting DEs Lamarr Houston and Justin Hunter free agents and Houston already signing with Chicago, the Raiders replace them with Woodley and Justin Tuck on Thursday. Woodley has exclusively been a 3-4 outside linebacker. The Raiders run a 4-3. In today's NFL, pass rushers are pass rushers.

LaMarr Woodley DL OAK 6 Months

Free agent OLB LaMarr Woodley is scheduled to visit the Titans Friday.

This has been the expected landing spot for Woodley all along. New Titans defensive coordinator Ray Horton was in Pittsburgh during Woodley's first four NFL seasons and he's now installing a 3-4 in Tennessee. The only question is if the Oakland -- where Woodley visited Wednesday -- will blow him away with an offer he can't refuse. Reggie McKenzie has cap space to burn.

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Free agent OLB LaMarr Woodley is visiting the Raiders.

LaMarr Woodley DL OAK 6 Months

The Nashville Tennessean confirms the Titans have "some interest" in free agent OLB LaMarr Woodley.

Woodley is visiting the Raiders on Wednesday, an indication he's seeking top dollar after Pittsburgh cut him. A previous report stated "many" people in the Steelers' organization expect Woodley to land with Ray Horton in Tennessee.

LaMarr Woodley DL OAK 6 Months

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports many in the Steelers organization expect free agent OLB LaMarr Woodley to sign with the Titans.

The Titans are transitioning to a 3-4 defense under new DC Ray Horton. Horton was on the Steelers' defensive coaching staff for Woodley's first four seasons in the NFL. At 30 years old and injury-prone, Woodley can't be counted on as an every-down starter but would be fine in a situational pass-rushing role.

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Steelers will release OLB LaMarr Woodley.

He'll be designated as a post-June 1 release, allowing the Steelers to spread out his $19.76 million in dead money over the next two seasons. The move clears $10.57 million in cap space. Woodley's release was a fait accompli after the Steelers re-signed OLB Jason Worilds. Woodley still has some juice left as a pass rusher, but has become increasingly injury prone, and will turn 30 in November. He'll draw interest as a situational pass rusher for 3-4 teams.

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Steelers OLB LaMarr Woodley is expected to be released if the team can retain free agent OLB Jason Worilds.

Worilds was slapped with the transition tag Monday, but that hardly means he'll remain a Steeler in 2014. Pittsburgh just has the right of first refusal with Worilds. Woodley is set to count $13.6 million against the salary cap and would be far too expensive to keep around as a part-time player behind Worilds and second-year OLB Jarvis Jones. He's missed 14 games since 2011.

LaMarr Woodley DL OAK 7 Months

After examining OLB LaMarr Woodley's contract, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette strongly indicates Woodley is unlikely to be a Steeler in 2014.

"The more you look closely at the LaMarr Woodley situation, the more you conclude that either by March 11 or after June 1, he no longer will be a Steeler," writes longtime beat reporter Ed Bouchette. The Steelers seem very interested in re-signing Jason Worilds, and will surely be counting on 2013 first-round pick Jarvis Jones to become a second-year starter. GM Kevin Colbert will likely ask Woodley to take a pay cut. If he doesn't, he'll be shown the door.

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ESPN says LaMarr Woodley (IR, calf) will have to take a significant pay cut this offseason or the Steelers will have to "seriously consider" releasing him.

Woodley signed a six-year, $61.5 million contract in 2011 that made him the highest paid defensive player in franchise history. Since then, he's missed 14 games due to injury and produced just 18 sacks in the 34 games he's appeared in. There are whispers in Pittsburgh about his conditioning and weight. The Steelers could bring back rapidly improving Jason Worilds and line him up across from Jarvis Jones at outside linebacker in 2014.