Titans Gave Former Steelers DL Al Woods $1.9 Million Guaranteed

The Tennessee Titans signed free agent defensive lineman Al Woods away from the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday and thanks to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1, we now know what the two-year deal looks like.

The max Woods can earn over two years is $5 million. He received a $1 million signing bonus and base salaries of $900,000 and $2.1 million. In addition, he can earn up to $500,000 in incentives in each of those years.

Judging by the numbers, Woods will have a 2014 cap charge of $1.4 million and a 2015 cap charge of $2.6 million. Should he earn any incentives in 2014, that will be tacked on to his 2015 cap charge.

In a February post, I estimated Woods of having a value of $1.13333 million a season to the Steelers so it’s understandable why he left. It would be fun to know if the Steelers even offered him a deal, but unfortunately we’ll likely never know for sure.

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  • 20Stoney

    That doesn’t sound too bad to me. Especially when you consider the time invested in him.

  • CrazyTerry

    A better value than Hood’ s contract

  • NW86

    For a guy that has never been a starter, that’s a little too high to me. But that’s part of the problem – other teams have more cap space than they know what to do with, so they can afford to pay for depth. The Steelers don’t have that luxury. Same reason they lost Dwyer.

  • PA2AK

    so true. that, and I really like the guy, but some of the stats that some have put in other posts make me question how good Woods could actually be for us. Either way, we need to address the DL. Need an immediate, starter capable guy whos been in the league a couple of years at least. Then go after someone in the draft for the future. hopefully someone of quality falls to them mid-late rounds.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Hood’s contract wasn’t really a bad one. I thought he’d get about what he got in FA. He’s not a bad player but he’s probably a better DT in 4-3 than DE in 3-4. If he performs well this year that contract will be a steal for the Jaguars

  • 20Stoney

    It will be interesting to see how much we have to pay someone to replace him. I’m kind of hung up on the fact that he backs up 2 positions well. Maybe I put more value in that than I should. I also think he still has some upside.

  • Will Hammer

    if a turd rolled out of steelers HQ Wizenhunt would wrap it and sign it .this guy is notorious for signing steeler cast offs …Wiz can’t develop his own..

  • Shannon Stephenson

    To me even as a back up he was worth very close to that.

  • blackandgoldBullion

    What’s funny is that I really wanted Woods, not Hood, because Al could play a couple of positions and might even be better, plus he could be had for a decent price. Same thing with Dwyer and just the fact that he can pick up big blitzing LB’s. Oh, well. Lots of guys out there. Better go search those lists of DL’s, RB’s, LB’s. Let’s pray they get Cotch back.

    When the cap explosion was announced I think I was the only guy not celebrating. All I could think was that tons of teams will be able to afford all kinds of guys. The Steelers might not be able to afford the guys they used to have.

    That’s okay. It will get better. Still lots of guys out there and they will at least be able to afford role players.

  • Steelers12328882

    Peanuts. What were the Steelers thinking?

  • Tom

    Seems like a reasonable price for a guy who could have been competing for a starting job in Pittsburgh.

  • James Kling

    Really would have liked to keep him, for his versatility. Seems like he’s coming into his own.