The Denver Broncos have enjoyed having former Kentucky Wildcats great Wesley Woodyard leading their linebacking crops., but they could lose him once NFL Free agency begins.
Woodyard, an unrestricted free agent, will be free to sign with whomever he wishes at 4 pm ET on Tuesday when players are allowed to sign contracts with new teams. According to NESN’s’ Dou Kyed, the New England Patriots could be one team who tries to lure Woodyard away from Denver:
The Patriots are hosting Denver Broncos free agent linebacker Wesley Woodyard on a visit, a source told Brandon Krisztal of The Denver Post. Woodyard played 14 games — starting 10 — at weakside linebacker for the Broncos last season. He recorded 84 tackles with 1.5 sacks. Woodyard is known for his pass-coverage ability, which is something the Patriots have lacked in their linebacker corps recently.
Woodyard compiled 84 tackles, three forced fumbles and four pass breakups in 2013. In the past two seasons, Woodyard has four interceptions and is regarded as one of the best coverage outside linebackers there are.
Regardless of where he signs, it will be nice to see Woodyard get a nice payday after tasking the hard road to the NFL after being undrafted in 2008.