By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media
The Steelers will release LaMarr Woodley before the NFL’s 4 p.m. opening of free agency, beat man Alan Robinson reports.
This marks the end of a star-crossed career that fizzled miserably down stretch, even as it marks an opportunity for the team to take his cap hit — scheduled to be $13.59 million for 2014 — and apply it anew, maybe into one of all these cornerbacks they’ve been contacting over the weekend.
For what it’s worth, Woodley just posted this pic — without explanation — to his Facebook page …
Your guess is as good as mine. He couldn’t possibly be thinking of himself as a gladiator, as even the least of the gladiators participated in more than 56 percent of their team’s snaps.
I spoke my mind on Woodley for the Dec. 22 column, but I want to hear from you after this development, not just about him but also about what this could mean. In particular, the next item at hand is whether Ike Taylor takes a pay cut. I’m guessing he will. Harbors zero ill will, very much wants to stay put.