Wesley Woodyard
LB FA
Fri 7/19/13 2:31 PM

Broncos WLB Wesley Woodyard hopes to receive a contract extension before Week 1.

Woodyard, 27 on Sunday, is entering the final year of his contract, and he's scheduled to earn a base salary of $3 million. He just signed a new two-year deal last spring, but he answered the bell by posting his best season yet. Woodyard recorded 117 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and three interceptions, while grading out as Pro Football Focus' top coverage 4-3 outside 'backer. He's likely seeking roughly $6 million annually on a new contract.

Wesley Woodyard
LB FA
Wed 1/30/13 2:51 AM

Broncos WLB Wesley Woodyard triggered an escalator in his contract, raising his 2013 salary from $2 million to $3 million.

Woodyard signed a new two-year contract last offseason, and he answered it by posting his best season yet. Playing opposite Von Miller, Woodyard recorded 117 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and three interceptions. He graded out as Pro Football Focus' top coverage 4-3 outside linebacker. Woodyard, entering the final year of his deal, is a candidate for another extension.

Wesley Woodyard
LB FA
Sun 12/16/12 11:30 AM

Broncos declared WLB Wesley Woodyard (foot) active for Sunday's Week 15 game against the Ravens.

Woodyard ends up missing just one game. Von Miller's running partner needs to be back in IDP lineups as he's piled up 100 tackles, four sacks, three interceptions and five pass breakups this season. The Broncos will be without C Chris Kuper (ankle), but are otherwise healthy. Their inactives: QB Caleb Hanie, CB Tracey Porter, TE Julius Thomas, WR Andre Caldwell, RB L. Ball and DL Sealver Siliga.

Wesley Woodyard
LB FA
Wed 12/12/12 10:43 AM

Broncos WLB Wesley Woodyard (foot) said he will play in Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Wesley Woodyard
LB FA
Wed 12/5/12 9:46 PM

Broncos WLB Wesley Woodyard (foot) did not travel with the team to Oakland and has been downgraded to out for Thursday night's game.

Woodyard was injured in Sunday's Week 13 win over the Bucs and was seen walking with a noticeable limp afterward. Playing opposite Von Miller, Woodyard has racked up 100 tackles, four sacks, three interceptions, and one forced fumble this season. His loss is a big one. D.J. Williams will likely get the start.

Wesley Woodyard
LB FA
Mon 12/3/12 10:32 AM

Broncos WLB Wesley Woodyard sustained a left ankle injury in the Week 13 win over the Bucs.

Woodyard was walking with a noticeable limp after the game. If he misses time, it will be a major blow to the Broncos' pass defense. Woodyard has already racked up 100 tackles, four sacks, three interceptions and five passes breakups this season. Backups Keith Brooking and D.J. Williams can't compare.

Wesley Woodyard
LB FA
Mon 11/5/12 7:36 AM

Broncos WLB Wesley Woodyard recorded a career-high 14 tackles at Cincinnati after earning AFC player of the week honors in Week 8.

Woodyard has emerged as one of Denver's defensive nucleus players, teaming with No. 3 corner Chris Harris to give the Broncos a dangerous nickel package. A favorite of NFL Films analyst Greg Cosell due to his high-end coverage skills, Woodyard leads the team with 75 tackles at the season's midpoint.

Wesley Woodyard
LB FA
Tue 10/30/12 11:06 AM

Broncos WLB Wesley Woodyard leads the Broncos in tackles with 61.

With D.J. Williams suspended, Woodyard has taken the starting job and ran with it. In addition to the tackles, the former special teamer has racked up three sacks, two interceptions and three pass breakups. There are whispers in Denver that Williams won't necessarily be back on the team after his suspension is up.

Wesley Woodyard
LB FA
Mon 3/19/12 10:46 PM

Broncos re-signed LB Wesley Woodyard to a two-year contract.

Woodyard, who turns 26 before the season, piled up career highs in tackles (97), starts (7), and forced fumbles (2) last year, replacing MLB Joe Mays in Denver's nickel packages and making spot starts at weak-side 'backer. Woodyard's role won't be as big in 2012, but he can cover and make plays on special teams. The 97 tackles don't include ten more in kick and punt coverage.

Wesley Woodyard
LB FA
Tue 1/31/12 11:22 AM

The Denver Post expects re-signing free agent LB Wesley Woodyard to be a priority for the Broncos.

Previously the Broncos' nickel linebacker and special teams captain, Woodyard took on a bigger role in 2011, cruising to a new career high in tackles (97). The Post also expects DT Brodrick Bunkley and K Matt Prater to be priorities amongst the Broncos' own free agents.