The Tennessee Titans have extended linebacker Wesley Woodyard’s contract for two more seasons and lowered his base salary for the coming year in the process.
Woodyard was scheduled to make $4.25 million in base salary for the coming year in the final year of the four-year contract he signed with the Titans in 2014. He also had a $500,000 roster bonus that came due as well.
So, the Titans extended Woodyard’s deal by two more seasons, lowering his base salary this season to $2.2 million, while also putting in a $2.7 million base salary for 2018 and a $2.95 million base salary for 2019.
Woodyard, who turns 31 in July, has been a durable player for the Titans since joining them three years ago. He has played in all 48 games in that span and has made 38 starts. Some games Woodyard was not in the lineup on the opening defensive snap because the Titans were in a sub-package.
Woodyard, a former University of Kentucky standout, who spent the first six years of his NFL career with the Denver Broncos, had two sacks and in interception for Tennessee last season. He had 57 tackles last season. He also served as a special teams captain for the Titans last season.
Woodyard had five sacks for the Titans in 2015 and 2.5 sacks in 2014 when he first joined the club.