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  • Cardinals' Josh Woods: Won't play again this season

    Arizona placed Woods (abdomen) on injured reserve Wednesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports. Woods played at least 96 percent of the Cardinals' defensive snaps each of the past three weeks, but he is reportedly dealing with a core muscle injury, per Howard Balzer of GoPHNX.com. Arizona is out of playoff contention, so Woods' won't be eligible to play again this season. He finishes the campaign with a career-high 61 tackles (33 solo), including 0.5 sacks, along with a deflected pass and a forced fumble over 11 contests.
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  • Cardinals' Josh Woods: Leading tackler at Pittsburgh

    Woods recorded 11 tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 24-10 win at Pittsburgh. Woods' tackle total was also a season high for him and his best since 2021 when he was with the Lions. He's tallied seven-plus tackles in two of his last three games, but he'll still just be on the fringe of the IDP radar after Arizona's bye in Week 14.
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  • Cardinals' Josh Woods: Hits injury report with back issue

    Woods was limited in practice Friday due to a back injury, and he's been deemed questionable for Sunday's Week 7 game in Seattle, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. Woods logged a full practice session both Wednesday and Thursday, so the back issue appears to be new. The veteran linebacker logged a season-high six tackles last week against the Rams in his second contest following a three-week absence due to an ankle injury. If Woods misses Week 7, Krys Barnes and/or Ezekiel Turner could see increased snaps.
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  • Cardinals' Josh Woods: Set to play Sunday

    Woods (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Woods drew the questionable tag after logging back-to-back limited practice sessions to close out the week. He returned in Week 5 against the Bengals after missing the previous three contests with an ankle injury and registered five tackles (three solo) while playing 65 defensive snaps.
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  • Cardinals' Josh Woods: Draws questionable tag

    Woods (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's tilt against the Rams, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Woods logged limited workloads in consecutive days to close out the week after seemingly picking up an ankle injury at practice. His status for Week 6 will depend on how he is feeling closer to kickoff.Krys Barnes and Owen Pappoe would be candidates to replace him at weakside linebacker if he is ultimately unable to go.
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  • Cardinals' Josh Woods: Will sit out Sunday

    Woods (ankle) is listed as out for Sunday's game versus the Giants, Bob McManaman of The Arizona Republic reports. After failing to log a practice this week, Woods will be forced to miss Arizona's game in Week 2. For as long as he can't play, Krys Barnes may see increased reps at linebacker.
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  • Cardinals' Josh Woods: Signing with Arizona

    The Cardinals signed Woods to a one-year deal Thursday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports. Woods played for the Lions last season, registering 14 tackles (10 solo) while appearing in every game. The 26-year-old played almost exclusively on special teams last year, and Woods should be expected to have a similar role for the 2023 season.
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  • Lions' Josh Woods: Sticks with Detroit

    Woods re-signed with the Lions on Tuesday. Woods suffered a neck injury in Week 15 against the Cardinals and subsequently went on IR, effectively ending his season. He ended the 2021 campaign with a career-high 28 tackles across 12 games during his first season with the Lions. The 25-year-old's new contract suggests that he should be good to go for training camp ahead of the 2022 season, when Woods could possibly compete for playing time at inside linebacker, per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
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  • Lions' Josh Woods: Placed on IR

    Woods (neck) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. The linebacker suffered the neck injury in Week 15 against the Cardinals and will now go on IR, effectively ending his season. Woods posted a career-high 28 tackles this year while appearing in 12 games for the Lions in his first season with the team.
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  • Lions' Josh Woods: Won't play Sunday

    Woods (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Falcons. Woods has been unable to log any type of practice session this week due to a neck injury suffered in the first half of last week's win against Arizona. The linebacker had been coming on strong prior to that contest, logging 21 combined tackles over the previous two weeks. Derrick Barnes saw most of the work in Woods' stead against the Cardinals and could continue to do so this Sunday.
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  • Lions' Josh Woods: Monster tackling day

    Woods tallied 13 tackles (10 solo) in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Broncos. Woods led the Lions in tackles Sunday as he posted his best game so far this season. As the Broncos handed off the ball to both Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams a combined 39 times, the 25-year-old had a very busy afternoon. Do not expect the linebacker to put up these kinds of numbers week in and week out, but he has recorded eight-plus tackles in each of his last two games.
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  • Lions' Josh Woods: Poached off practice squad

    The Lions are signing Woods off Chicago's practice squad Thursday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Woods will provide Detroit with some additional depth at linebacker. He suited up for 15 games with Chicago in 2020, notching 14 total tackles with one fumble recovery. The 25-year-old also boasts experience on special teams.
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  • Bears' Josh Woods: Clear to face Lions

    Woods (foot) is active for Sunday's matchup against Detroit. It seemed the 24-year-old would likely be cleared for Week 13, having been a full participant throughout the practice week after fielding 16 special-teams snaps last Sunday night against the Packers. Woods has gotten the nod, situating him in a backup inside linebacker slot entering Sunday's divisional matchup.
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  • Bears' Josh Woods: Questionable despite full practice

    Woods (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions. Woods carries the questionable tag despite being a full participant in all three of Chicago's practices this week. With that context in mind, he's more likely than not to suit up come game day.
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  • Bears' Josh Woods: Won't suit up versus Giants

    Woods (personal) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Giants, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Woods won't be able to play as he tends to a personal issue. Roquan Smith and Danny Trevathan will serve in their typical starting roles, and Joel Iyiegbuniwe will be the primary backup in case either gets injured.
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  • Bears' Josh Woods: Inks deal with Bears

    The Bears signed Woods to a reserve/future contract Tuesday. The rookie linebacker out of Maryland spent the season on Chicago's practice squad after failing to make the 53-man roster. He should have a reasonable opportunity to make the team in 2019.
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  • Bears' Josh Woods: Sitting out preseason game

    Woods (hand) will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports. Woods hurt his hand during his preseason debut in early August and he's on the sideline again for Saturday's contest against the Bears. The rookie linebacker is aiming to latch onto the 53-man roster as a reserve linebacker.
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