Former Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard has reached an agreement with the Tennessee Titans on a four-year, $16 million contract, according to an NFL source.

Woodyard will get $7.5 million through his first two seasons.

It was mildly surprising the Titans acquired Woodyard to play middle linebacker between outside linebackers Zach Brown and Akeem Ayers.

With the Broncos, Woodyard, who will turn 28 in July, had his greatest success as a weakside linebacker. But in training camp last year, Woodyard essentially was beaten out by second-year player Danny Trevathan at the weakside spot. Woodyard was shifted to middle linebacker where he was playing well until suffering a neck stinger in Game 5 against Dallas.

Woodyard missed two games, then returned to start at middle linebacker until Game 13 against Tennessee when he was replaced by 36-year-old veteran Paris Lenon.