Al Woods DL TEN Dec 21 '79

Titans signed NT Al Woods, formerly of the Steelers, to a two-year, $5 million contract.

Scratch those scheduled visits to Green Bay and Arizona. Woods can play some defensive end, but will ideally be a run-stuffer up the gut in Ray Horton's hybrid 3-4 scheme. The 2010 four-rounder should be fresh after playing just 223 snaps with the Steelers last year.

Al Woods DL TEN Dec 21 '79

Updating a previous item, the Titans have not signed free agent NT Al Woods.

A previous report indicated they had, but the beat reporter has retracted. Woods is visiting Tennessee on Wednesday, and is scheduled to visit the Packers on Thursday. He has a third meeting lined up with Arizona for Friday.

Al Woods DL TEN Dec 21 '79

Titans signed NT Al Woods, formerly of the Steelers.

Woods, 27, backed up Steve McLendon at nose tackle in Pittsburgh last year, providing a big lift in run defense as McLendon wore down late in the season. He's a natural fit under new Titans DC Ray Horton, who studied under and played for Steelers DC Dick LeBeau. Woods is a probable starter in Nashville.

Al Woods DL TEN Dec 21 '79

Free agent NT Al Woods will visit the Titans on Wednesday.

The 2010 fourth-rounder played 223 snaps last season. Woods could also play defensive end in DC Ray Horton's hybrid 3-4, though he's far more useful as a run stopper than pass rusher.

Al Woods DL TEN Mar 09 '79

Steelers NT/DE Al Woods has been taking reps with the second-team in OTAs.

The Steelers invested a fourth-round pick in Alameda Ta'amu a year ago with the hope he would start, or at least be part of a rotation at nose tackle. Instead, the team has already named Steve McLendon their starter, while moving Woods to second on the depth chart. Woods also has the versatility to play defensive end in Pittsburgh's 3-4 scheme. Ta'amu is on notice.

Al Woods DL TEN Aug 19 '77

Steelers claimed DT Al Woods off waivers from the Seahawks.

Woods was active just twice for the Seahawks this season, tallying two tackles. His snaps figure to be extremely limited in Pittsburgh.

Al Woods DL TEN Aug 18 '77

Seahawks waived DT Al Woods.

A fourth-round pick by the Saints in 2010, Woods had just two tackles in two games with Seattle.

Al Woods DL TEN Jun 14 '77

Seahawks claimed DT Al Woods off waivers from the Buccaneers.

A talented underachiever at LSU, Woods recorded 17 tackles in nine games with the Bucs last season.