Damien Woody, released by the New York Jets this week after three seasons helping to anchor their offensive line, is not bitter about being out of a job.
I completely understand where they’re coming from, and like I said, at the end of the day it’s business. And in these uncertain times, they had to do what was in the best interest of the New York Jets. So at the end of the day they’re going to do what’s best for them, and I’m going to do what’s best for me and my family.
I’ve had a great run with the team, a really good three years, some really good teammates and coaches and stuff like that, and the organization treated me well. So it was definitely a great ride while I was here."
Wood joined the Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio New York (1050 AM) to discuss the move. Sports Radio Interviews has the full transcript.
Woody is a 12-year veteran, and told Kay he wants to continue playing in 2011.
As an older player in this league, I know things like this happen. It inevitably happens to every player at some point, guys usually get released. So it’s not something that caught me off guard or I was completely surprised, it’s something that happens all the time. So you’ve just got to take it with a grain of salt and just move on," Woody said. "I still feel like I’m playing at a high level. I missed a couple games last year due to injury, but the time I did play in the season and throughout my tenure here, I played at a high level. So by no means do I feel like I should give it up."
#67 / Offensive Linesman / New York Jets
Nov 03, 1977