Consistent health is one thing LaMarr Woodley hasn’t been able to be thankful for.
The Arizona Cardinals placed him on injured reserve with a chest injury, marking the third consecutive year the outside linebacker has ended his season on this list.
Cardinals sign Red Bryant, place LaMarr Woodley on injured reserve
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) November 26, 2015
Woodley’s once promising career has been derailed with injuries. Since 2013, he has failed to play in more than 11 games and has just six sacks over that span. That included one with the Cardinals this season. In 2013, his final year in Pittsburgh, he was shelved with a calf injury. He injured his biceps in 2014 with the Oakland Raiders, ending his season after just six games.
Woodley racked up 48 sacks within his first four years in Pittsburgh, earning him a six year, $61.5 million extension in August of 2011. Over the next two seasons, he would record only nine of them, with injuries and weight concerns leading to his release in March 2014.
His 57 career sacks still rank 5th all-time in Steelers’ history. Woodley will become a free agent after this season. At 31 and unable to stay healthy, it’s fair to wonder if his career will finally come to a close.