Raiders to meet with Justin Tuck & LaMarr Woodley today

Per Adam Schefter, the Raiders are going to meet with a couple of pass-rushers, today, in former Giants DE Justin Tuck and former Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley.

Adam Schefter tweeted out the news this morning:

Tuck will be 31 by the time the season starts and isn't the force he once was but he still played in all 16 games last year and was able to get 63 total tackles, 11 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 1 interception. Those stats far outshine the Raiders best defensive end, Lamarr Houston, who set a career high in sacks last year with 6, slighly over half that of Tuck's 2013.

Woodley, 29, has played outside linebacker for the Steelers for most of his career but would likely transition to a defensive end for the Raiders, at least on obvious passing downs. He could be moved around in the Raiders variable 4-3, and could line up at linebacker on running downs. He does have some experience in coverage, too.

Woodley, unlike Tuck, has struggled with injuries in recent years. When healthy, he can still be a strong force on the field but he's struggled to be healthy and prove himself in recent seasons.

Either player can help the Raiders upgrade their anemic pass rush. The Raiders have typically only brought in players they are very interested in signing under McKenzie, so it's quite possible that one or both of these players will be wearing Silver and Black by day's end.

Asher Mathews

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