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Steelers' LaMarr Woodley placed on season-ending IR

LaMarr Woodley has 5 sacks for the Steelers this season. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) LaMarr Woodley has five sacks for the Steelers this season. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

A right calf injury has forced Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley on the season-ending injured reserve list, according to Scott Brown of ESPN.com.

The former All-Pro injured his calf in the team's 30-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, and coach Mike Tomlin had indicated after the game that Woodley might be placed on injured reserve.

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Woodley missed several games at the beginning of the 2013 season with a similar injury in his left calf. He has missed 12 games since signing a six-year contract in 2011 worth $61.4 million, the largest contract in team history for a defensive player.

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