Seahawks keep adding players, agree to terms veteran defensive tackle Al Woods to one-year deal

Seattle Times

The Seahawks made another move Friday night to add to their defensive line, agreeing to terms with veteran tackle Al Woods.

His agency, SportsTrustAdvisors, announced the news on Twitter and the NFL Network reported it is a one-year deal worth up to $2.25 million. The team has yet to announce the move as Woods has yet to sign his contract, but when it does Seattle will have to waive a player to make room on the 90-man roster.

The 6-4, 330-pounder — who was a team captain last year with the Colts — adds some veteran experience to a defensive tackle group where the only sure thing is that fourth-year player Jarran Reed will be a starter.

Woods, who has started 43 games in his career, figures to become a leading contender to start alongside Reed in the team’s base defense — specifically, run downs — and at the least play regularly in rotations up front.

Woods, who turned 32 in March, will be entering his 10th NFL season in a career that has already included one stop in Seattle. He played two games for Seattle in 2011 before being cut in November of that year.

Originally a fourth-round pick in 2010, he has also played for Tampa Bay, the Steelers and the Titans as well as the past two seasons for the Colts, for whom he started 24 games in the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

He played in only 14 games last season before suffering a foot injury that landed him on injured reserve.

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