Wesley Woodyard LB TEN 18 Days1 Comment

Wesley Woodyard is "penciled in" as a starting inside linebacker in the Titans' new 3-4 defense.

Zach Brown, Moise Fokou, Colin McCarthy, and Zaviar Gooden are vying for the other ILB job. Woodyard measured 6-foot, 227 coming out of Kentucky, and the Titans lack a true hold-the-point nose tackle to keep offensive linemen from entering the second level. Tennessee's run defense will be worth targeting in fantasy matchups this year. They are undermanned in most front-seven areas.

Wesley Woodyard LB TEN 4 Months

Titans signed LB Wesley Woodyard to a four-year, $16 million contract.

Although Woodyard lost his starting job to Paris Lenon down the stretch last season following a nasty stinger, he is a swiss-army-knife linebacker with exceptional versatility and special teams impact. He adds more speed to an already highly athletic Tennessee linebacker corps. Woodyard seems unlikely to start in Nashville, but could wind up playing 50-plus percent of the defensive snaps as a nickel 'backer. He'll also run down kickoffs and punts.

Wesley Woodyard LB TEN 4 Months

Free agent LB Wesley Woodyard is scheduled to visit the Titans after he meets with the Patriots.

Wesley Woodyard LB TEN 4 Months

Free agent LB Wesley Woodyard will visit the Patriots.

It's unclear when Woodyard will make the trip to Foxboro, but it will be his first visit of free agency and could take place on Tuesday. Woodyard was stretched as the Broncos' middle linebacker last season but proved to be an above-average weak-side 'backer in 2012. The Cowboys are also interested in Woodyard.

Wesley Woodyard LB TEN 4 Months

The Cowboys have expressed interest in free agent LB Wesley Woodyard.

Wesley Woodyard LB TEN 8 Months

The Broncos benched MLB Wesley Woodyard in their Week 14 win over Tennessee.

The Denver Post observes that Woodyard "hasn't been the same" since suffering a stinger in the Broncos' Week 5 game against Dallas. He was replaced by Paris Lenon against the Titans. Pro Football Focus has given Woodyard negative grades across the board after a strong 2012 campaign. Woodyard is in a contract year.

Wesley Woodyard LB TEN 9 Months

Broncos MLB Wesley Woodyard (neck) is inactive for Sunday night's Week 7 game against the Colts.

Woodyard will miss his second straight game, but returned to practice on a limited basis this week. Paris Lenon will continue to be used in a rotation at middle linebacker. The rest of the Broncos inactives are T Orlando Franklin, CB Quentin Jammer, OL John Moffitt, CB Tony Carter, QB Zac Dysert, and RB C.J. Anderson.

Wesley Woodyard LB TEN 9 Months

Broncos MLB Wesley Woodyard (neck) is listed as doubtful for Week 6 against Jacksonville.

Woodyard missed the entire second half of last week's win over the Cowboys with the injury. The IDP stud will be replaced in the lineup by 35-year-old Paris Lenon. Lenon will be flanked by Danny Trevathan and Nate Irving.

Wesley Woodyard LB TEN 10 Months

Broncos OLB Wesley Woodyard sustained a neck/shoulder injury in Sunday's Week 5 win at Dallas.

Woodyard didn't play in the second half as the Cowboys rung up 28 points, finishing with just two tackles. The severity of his injury is unknown. Woodyard had been an IDP stud coming into the game with 33 tackles, 1.5 sacks and two pass breakups through the first four weeks.

Wesley Woodyard LB TEN 11 Months

The Broncos will use WLB Wesley Woodyard at middle linebacker during SLB Von Miller's six-game suspension.

Danny Trevathan is now the weak-side 'backer, with Shaun Phillips and Nate Irving rotating at strong side. Woodyard should be a monster IDP, racking up tackles behind Terrance Knighton and Sylvester Williams while playing every down as a key piece in all of Denver's sub-packages. He will flirt with LB1 statistics, and is expected to stay inside even when Miller returns.