Jets Sign Defensive Lineman Al Woods After Weeks of Speculation
After weeks of speculation, the New York Jets are reportedly signing free-agent defensive tackle Al Woods. The arrival of Woods gives the Jets a much-needed presence in the middle of their defense against the run. The Jets are making so many moves their Super Bowl odds are improving. You can check out the latest odds provided by the Punters Page. Connor Hughes of SNY first reported the signing of Woods.
The #Jets are signing Al Woods, sources tell @SNYtv
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) May 3, 2023
The 6′ 4” 330 lb Woods will enter his 13th NFL season in 2023 and will play a crucial role in Robert Saleh’s defense after losing Sheldon Rankins and Nathan Shepherd to free agency. He was a 4th round pick by the Saints in 2010 and has also played for the Buccaneers, Steelers, Titans, and Colts.
Al Woods met with the Jets in the first week of April, but Gang Green apparently wanted to wait until after the draft to make a move.
The Seattle Seahwaks released the 36 year old Woods in March. He started 14 games for them last season and recorded 39 tackles, two sacks and five tackles for loss while primarily serving as an early-down run defender.
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