Al Woods (American football)

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Al Woods
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Woods with the Steelers in 2012
No. 72 – Seattle Seahawks
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1987-03-25) March 25, 1987 (age 32)
Jennings, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:330 lb (150 kg)
Career information
High school:Elton (Elton, Louisiana)
NFL Draft:2010 / Round: 4 / Pick: 123
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:172
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at

Al Joseph Woods (born March 25, 1987) is an American football defensive tackle for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at LSU. Woods has also been a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans, and Indianapolis Colts.

Professional career[edit]

Woods was projected to be drafted in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by[1]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Woods was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round (123rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year contract on July 15, 2010.[2] He was released on September 4, 2010.

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

On September 7, 2010, Woods was signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers' practice squad.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On November 2, 2010, Woods was signed off the Steelers' practice squad by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[3] He was cut on September 3, 2011.

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Woods was claimed off waivers by the Seattle Seahawks on September 4, 2011.[4] He was waived on November 8.[5]

Woods with the Steelers in the 2013 season.

Pittsburgh Steelers (second stint)[edit]

The Pittsburgh Steelers claimed him off of waivers on November 9, 2011. Woods played in three games during the 2012 season.[6]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Woods signed with the Tennessee Titans on March 12, 2014.[7][8]

On March 8, 2017, Woods was released by the Titans.[9]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

On March 16, 2017, Woods signed with the Indianapolis Colts.[10] He started all 16 games, recording a career-high 44 tackles and one sack.

In 2018, Woods played in 14 games with eight games recording 24 tackles. He was placed on injured reserve on December 18, 2018.[11]

Seattle Seahawks (second stint)[edit]

On May 10, 2019, Woods signed a one-year contract with the Seahawks.[12]


  1. ^ "Al Woods, DS #11 DT, LSU". Retrieved April 17, 2010. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Sheldon Mickles, "Former LSU lineman Woods signs with Saints", The Advocate (Louisiana), July 16, 2010.
  3. ^ Brad Biggs, "Bucs sign Al Woods off the practice squad of the Pittsburgh Steelers." Archived November 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine, National Football Post, November 2, 2010.
  4. ^ "". Archived from the original on February 23, 2014. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
  5. ^ Seahawk Transactions 2011
  6. ^
  7. ^ "Titans Agree to Terms with Former Steelers Defensive Lineman Al Woods". March 12, 2014. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
  8. ^ Wilkening, Mike (March 12, 2014). "Report: Al Woods agrees to deal with Titans". Retrieved June 16, 2014.
  9. ^ Gantt, Darin (March 8, 2017). "Titans cut defensive tackle Al Woods".
  10. ^ Alper, Josh (March 16, 2017). "Colts sign Al Woods".
  11. ^ "Roster Moves: Colts Place LB Skai Moore, DT Al Woods On IR; Sign Free Agent S J.J. Wilcox". December 18, 2018.
  12. ^ Condotta, Bob (May 10, 2019). "Seahawks keep adding players, agree to terms veteran defensive tackle Al Woods to one-year deal". Retrieved May 11, 2019.

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