LaMarr Woodley hoped to go home, Detroit didn’t take his calls
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Mar 17, 2014
Before signing a two-year, $12 million contract with the Raiders, LaMarr Woodley reached out to the Lions. They weren’t interested. It’s not surprising that Woodley was open to taking less money to go home. It proved to be a rather stunning fall from grace for Woodley, and ultimately the Steelers picked Jason Worilds , whom they had been widely criticized for drafting in the second round in 2010, over Woodley. He has shown in the past that his ties to his home town mean more to him than money; we noted a couple of years ago that Woodley had donated $60,000 to make up the difference when budget cuts hit the athletic department of his old high school. The Steelers, meanwhile, made an uncharacteristic signing on the first day of free agency, bringing in Mike Mitchell to take over for Ryan Clark at free safety.