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Raiders announce release of defensive end LaMarr Woodley

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Defensive end LaMarr Woodley, who was ineffective in six games before being lost for the season to a torn triceps, was released Thursday by the Raiders.

Woodley’s release had been anticipated for the past week. He was due a $1.5 million roster bonus on March 14 and $3.85 million in salary in 2015. His release clears $5.187 million in salary cap space, and combined with Thursday’s retirement of Maurice Jones-Drew, gives the Raiders $7.687 million in additional space heading into free agency next week.

An outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense in Pittsburgh, Woodley attempt to convert to a 4-3 defensive end in Oakland. He made five starts and played in six games as a right end and made just 11 tackles with one pass defensed and n o sacks before going on injured reserve with a torn triceps.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • BigBenRexor

    I hope Woodley rebounds from this. And By rebound I mean bounce off the dumpster he came from and onto the rock bottom floor.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. You hate everyone. We get it, OK?

  • BigBenRexor
  • AutumnThunderstorm

    if we committed a $25 million cap number to Suh this first season, we would still be 7th overall in cap space ($40 million); plenty to sign Hughes, Cobb, McCourty, Murray, Hudson, Wisniewski,, Thomas, and others.

  • Jack Hammer

    LaMarr’s Raider tenure can be summed up with a large fart sound …

  • inonewordraider

    reality just set in, you know damn well cobb and suh already told their agents HELL NO when asked about the joining the Raiders

  • Dakota

    We hardly knew you Woodley!

  • Dakota

    new post

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    overthecap.com
    &
    spotrac.com (correct spelling there is no “r” before the “t”)

  • JH

    You don’t KNOW crap

  • Dakota

    New post on MJD

  • The Inimitable Alex7

    Woodley’s tenure with us is about as long as how much time we’ll spend in this post.

    new one re: MJD’s retirement. Dakota was actually not kidding!

  • Howard Benner

    MJD announces his retirement; Woodley is now officially gone; Rey Maualuga resigns with the Bungles;if the Raiders sign Suh it would have to be around $ 2.5 mil more than the next closest team due to the 13.3 % Cali state income tax; Breshad Breland of UCF is the new dark horse WR candidate; he is 6’2″, 212 & his pro day is March 25th. . .he is projected to run around a 4.42 (see a tad slower than White, Kevin, & in the neighborhood of Amari cooper & Devin smith, who definitely plays bigger than his size). . .

  • Howard Benner

    Which turns out to be a good thing. . .shouldn’t have even become acquainted in the first place. . .

  • Howard Benner

    No; they just told their agent (they share the same agent) that they would only sign if the Raiders overpay due to the Cali state income tax, which is 13.3 % of wages (Florida, which houses the clubhouse leader to obtain Suh’s services, the Miami Sea Mammals is nada; Michigan, which houses the Detroit Lions was weighing in @ 4 %). . .

  • Howard Benner

    Thanks for clearing the room. . .

  • Howard Benner

    Remember the Raiders probably have to overpay by 13.3 % due to the Cali state income tax. . .@$ 15 mil per Suh would have to relinquish $1.995 mil to the state. . .

  • Howard Benner

    Why wish anything negative on anyone? do you realize the negative karma you entertain landing atop yourself just for harboring such an opinion?

  • Rico Stifler

    What makes you think this?

  • Rico Stifler

    That’s an understatement…..

  • MVTA Raider

    Another great free agent signing by Freakles the Clown bites the dust… I hope Del Rio drives the free agent hunt this year and keeps Reggie in check….

  • Raider Bren

    LaMarr’s departure may be significant in that it signals the end of the Raiders free agency fill-a-need method for the roster. I’m hoping FA acquisitions become very selective and limited, and then sign them for long haul.
    With a nod to Warren Zevon “OWWW —EWWWW”…….RAIDERS OF OAKLAND!!!!