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Report: LaMarr Woodley to miss Ravens game

Posted on: November 1, 2011 2:02 pm
Woodley has been a one-man sacking crew for the Steelers the last month of the season. (US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley will not play Sunday night against the Ravens, a source tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac. Woodley injured his hamstring in the third quarter of Sunday's win over the Patriots. Until his departure, he had harassed New England quarterback Tom Brady all afternoon, sacking him twice.

Through the first four weeks of the season, Woodley had just 1.5 sacks but has been on a tear since. He's registered 7.5 sacks the last month, which coincides with how long linebacker James Harrison has been sidelined with an eye injury. Unfortunately for the Steelers, Harrison probably won't return to face the Ravens. He tweeted Monday that "Saw the doctor today. Looks like I won't be playing this weekend but at least I'm cleared for practice."

Exacerbating things for Pittsburgh: inside linebacker James Farrior could be out until mid-December with a calf injury, and Harrison's backup, Jason Worilds, has missed time with a quadriceps injury.

Woodley said after the Pats victory that he would play against Baltimore but that appears to have changed. While a source tell the Post-Gazette that Woodley's hamstring is "not good," he doesn't sound like a guy who will be sidelined for a while.

"Everybody counting me out," Woodley said from the training room Tuesday. "Don't count me out yet."

During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin said that Woodley's status will be determined by how much he's able to practice this week.

There's a chance the Steelers could start rookie Chris Carter, second-year player Stevenson Sylvester and veterans Larry Foote and Lawrence Timmons. Timmons' natural position is inside, but he has replaced Harrison on the outside the last four games.  Not exactly the lineup you'd choose to face Baltimore, but if it's good enough for the Pats then it might be good enough for the Ravens, too.

The Steelers could also be without wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who Tomlin said Tuesday will need his knee examined. Sanders' knee is nothing next to the news he tweeted Tuesday morning: his mother had passed away.

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Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: November 2, 2011 11:32 am

Report: LaMarr Woodley to miss Ravens game

The Ravens better hope that their offense shows up for this game.  If they play anything like they did the past couple of weeks, it's going to be a long night for the Dirty Birds.  Flacco looks like a little kid that lost his puppy the last two games.

Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: November 2, 2011 10:41 am

Report: LaMarr Woodley to miss Ravens game

no Lewis did not pull the trigger. He did however provide the limo to help the murderers flee the crime scene and covered for them so that there was not enough evidence for conviction and they got off. So no, he did not commit the crime, but he is pure scum.

Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: November 2, 2011 10:38 am

Report: LaMarr Woodley to miss Ravens game

Total player speak, he is out. reports are he may not be back until end of Novemeber, so how is he miraculously going to pull it together for this game? Hope Lebeau can plan around these ailing LBs so they can put this trash out to the curb.

Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: November 2, 2011 8:27 am

Report: LaMarr Woodley to miss Ravens game

You had better hide his pads and helmet if you don't want him to play.  Some teams claim to have great rivalries but since the Ravens days in Ceveland as the real "Browns" only the Raiders-Chiefs  and Packers-Bears are as passionate and based on hate.  No player who truly embraces the organization wants to miss this game for anything.  As the NFL goes forward it should embrace the past and highlight these rivalries, they built this league and make it what it is today.

Since: Mar 26, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2011 8:06 am

Report: LaMarr Woodley to miss Ravens game

Ravens can win this one too for all we care...Steelers just need to get healthy with the bye week coming up.  Everyone knows that come playoffs time, the Ravens will either gag or get spanked by the Steelers then!!!

Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: November 2, 2011 12:25 am

Keep an eye on Ray Lewis...

I'm new in town...didn't he kill someone a few years back?

Since: Sep 16, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2011 10:56 pm

Report: LaMarr Woodley to miss Ravens game

Dont the Ravens know that if you peak in the first game of the year it can only go downhill from there/

Since: Jun 30, 2011
Posted on: November 1, 2011 10:10 pm

Report: LaMarr Woodley to miss Ravens game

The only people focusing on Woodley missing the game are the Browns (sorry - ravens) fans and the so-called reporters looking for a story. I doubt the ravens players even care at all and we know the Steelers don't give it a second thought. The Steelers are used to constant injuries - look at the offensive line over the last three seems every quarter there's another injury. There's not another team in the NFL that has the pride and commitment to overcome injuries like the Steelers do. Oh, and I apologize to the Browns fans for the remark - those fans still have class!

Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2011 9:30 pm

Report: LaMarr Woodley to miss Ravens game

I am going to make a comment to a post and reply from that Steeler fan in the same chain:

Do you know that QB Flacco was the one who beat the Steelers handedly in week 1? -- well, they had all off-season to plan for that game --  yes, while they were sitting on the couch waiting for the lock-out to end... 

Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2011 9:24 pm

Report: LaMarr Woodley to miss Ravens game

another "we" fan, why don't you just fill in for Woodley?

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