- Yates adds that Woodyard takes a pay cut in 2017 from $4.75 million $2.2 million. He also has a $1 million roster bonus that was paid out on the fifth day of the 2017 league year along with a $300,000 added in available per-game roster bonuses.
Woodyard, 30, originally signed on with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Kentucky back in 2008. He spent six years in Denver before signing a four-year, $15.75 million contract that included $4.75 million guaranteed with the Titans in 2014.
Woodyard stands to make a base salary of $4.25 million for the 2017 season.
In 2016, Woodyard appeared in all 16 games for the Titans and recorded 57 tackles, two sacks, an interception and five pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 29 linebacker out of 87 qualifying players.