“It was a process,” he said. “It was definitely a page in my life story.”
The injury was a considerable setback for Woods. Near the start of spring practice, defensive line coach Mike Pelton said that Woods was at “square one” in his development after having missed the 2016 season.
Woods said that playing time was not a factor in his decision and that he thought he could play for the Yellow Jackets. He thanked fans for their support.
“Just thank you to everybody,” he said. “I love them and I’m keeping everybody in prayer.”