The Seattle Seahawks are continuing to add to their defensive line depth, signing veteran defensive tackle Al Woods on a very cheap one-year deal worth a reported $2.25 million.
Believe it or not, this isn’t Woods’ first go-round in Seattle. He was on the 2011 roster after being claimed off waivers that September. His stint was short, playing in just two games before he was released in November. Truth be told, I have absolutely no recollection of him ever being on the field in a Seahawks jersey.
Woods earned more regular playing time with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2012-2013, then spent three seasons with the Tennessee Titans, and became a regular starter with the Indianapolis Colts, starting 22 of 30 games he appeared in from 2017-2018.
The 32-year-old Woods is known much more as a run defender than an interior rusher, and if we’re being honest, he’s a journeyman who is going to be fighting for a place on the team. He’s just going to be part of the competition to survive the various stages of the roster bubble.