Rumor: Wesley Woodyard Will Visit Patriots

Ronald Martinez

The New England Patriots are reportedly targeting Broncos free agent linebacker Wesley Woodyard.

With free agency just over four hours away, we have some news on one of the first free agents who will visit the Patriots: former Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard:

If the Patriots are truly interested in signing Woodyard, he might not even leave Foxboro after visiting today.

Woodyard, 27, has spent his entire six year career with the Broncos. He’s regarded as an athletic, weak-side linebacker who is undersized (6’0” and 233 lbs), but plays with a lot of emotion.

Signing him would bring even more athleticism to the Patriots linebacker corps, and he would likely be a key contributor in sub-packages. According to ProFootballFocus.com, Woodyard had a down year in coverage last season, but was elite for a linebacker in 2012 with an +8.6 grade against the pass.

The addition of Woodyard would be a fundamental shift from bigger linebackers such as the likely to depart Brandon Spikes.

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