The Oakland Raiders officially released veteran OLB LaMarr Woodley on Thursday.
The Raiders have released DE LaMarr Woodley.
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) March 5, 2015
The Raiders were facing a decision regarding Woodley’s $1 million roster bonus that was done on March 14, so it appears as though Oakland would prefer to use the money elsewhere.
Woodley, 30, wound up signing a two-year contract worth $12 million with the Raiders last March. The agreement included $4,350,000 guaranteed, and he would have made a base salary of $3.85 million for the upcoming season.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Woodley will free up $5,187,500 in available cap space for the Raiders while creating no dead money.
In 2014, Woodley recorded just five tackles over the course of six games. He year was cut short after he sustained a season-ending biceps injury.
Given that Woodley is still only thirty, there’s a chance he could be a value signing for a team a team looking to add some depth to their pass-rush unit.