General manager Kevin Colbert said it is possible the Steelers could, even though Colbert also conceded the organization "has some work to do" to get in compliance with the salary cap by March 11. This from an ESPN article written February 12th of this year. Can't seem to get the quotes to work in a fan post. Sorry ESPN...also edited a little to make sense to the story. Will link the actual story in a comment.
Why not to bring back Lamar Woodley.
1. Can't have Woodley and sign Free Agents: The Steelers are rarely players in Free Agency preferring to develop and retain their own players, occasionally bringing in low-priced FA's as needed. This is not a consideration in the decision.
2. Jarvis Jones can't develop with Woodley starting ahead of him: Not true, a player can develop very nicely subbing into the game in relief and in special packages. The Steelers prefer not to start a player before he is ready and most would agree that Jarvis Jones is not ready.
3. Steelers simply can't afford him: Yes they can, with the increased Salary Cap and likely restructuring of players whose time has come to be restructured, the Steelers can afford Lamar Woodley.
Why the Steelers should bring back Lamar Woodley.
1. Lamar Woodley is one of the best OLBers in the NFL when healthy: No player is guaranteed to have an injury free year, but I can guarantee you this, if Woodley is healthy he very good at what he does and we will be glad Kevin Colbert found a way to keep him.
2. Steelers have no one behind Lamar Woodley who is ready to assume his role: I Moan for Jones with the best of em, but I have little confidence of Jarvis Jones being ready to be the starter next season without being a liability on the field. It's too big of a gamble, and if Jarvis or Worilds should go down the likely backup is Chris Carter. Not a good situation to be in, either way.
Now to kick back and see if the Steelers actually do cut Lamar before this story eases off the fan post area leaving me to look more like a dweeb than usual : )