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2015 NFL free agency: Raiders release LaMarr Woodley

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The move isn't a surprise. Woodley looked to be a shell of his former self in Oakland, and if he's offered a contract in 2015, it will be for the league minimum.

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The Steelers' fourth-highest salary cap contributor is unemployed.

According to CSN Bay Area, the Oakland Raiders will release defensive end LaMarr Woodley Sunday after a biceps injury cut short the season of the player they signed in free agency. Woodley had five tackles for the Raiders, the other team he's played for in his eight-year NFL career along with the Steelers.

Woodley was a post-June 1 release for the Steelers in 2014, saving the team cap space last year but forcing $8.5 million in dead money in 2015. It's a significant amount - only Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Lawrence Timmons are responsible for larger portions of the cap.

His injury occurred just five games into the year, and considering the frequency in which he was injured at the end of his time in Pittsburgh, it wasn't met with much surprise.

His release shouldn't be, either. Woodley signed a two-year deal with the Raiders for $12 million, with all of it coming in the form of nonguaranteed salary.

Woodley wasn't exactly tearing the league up before his injury either. If he signs anywhere in 2015, it will be for the minimum for his tenure, and he'd have to show he's in better shape than he was in 2014.