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LaMarr Woodley: Whenever phone rings, I’ll be ready

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GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 13: Linebacker LaMarr Woodley #56 of the Arizona Cardinals in action during the NFL game against the New Orleans Saints at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 13, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Saints 31-19. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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In June, veteran linebacker LaMarr Woodley said he isn’t stressing about the lack of interest from NFL teams about adding him to their roster for the 2016 season because it isn’t something he can control.

Woodley’s lack of stress isn’t the same as a lack of desire to keep playing, however. During an appearance on Sirius XM NFL Radio with Bill Polian and Tom Pelissero, Woodley said he’s in shape and will show the league he can still “play at a high level” just as soon as someone gives him a chance to do it.

“Make no mistake about it, I definitely can set the edge,” Woodley said. “You can go back and look at Arizona and see me setting the edge. That ain’t no problem at all, because I got hurt again. But I can definitely set the edge and I can still get after the quarterback, but I have to be on the field to do those type of things. My number never changed, it’s still the same. My phone is always on my hip so whenever it rings, I’ll be ready for it.”

Woodley played 10 games for the Cardinals last season, but a return to Arizona seems unlikely after Woodley called Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher “dumb” earlier this offseason. He said the same of Jason Tarver, who was the Raiders coordinator when Woodley played six games for Oakland in 2014. Whether anyone else takes the plunge will depend on whether they believe Woodley’s diminished production in recent years can be attributed to coaching or if his frequent injuries have been the real culprit for the slide.