Former Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson has been sitting without a team, without any interest from any team for a long time … and for a period of time that must be seem like an eternity for Sir Charles.
The NFL Draft has come and gone and the latest word on where Woodson may end up is with the Baltimore Ravens – at least that’s what CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora says in a post that describes the best landing spots for nine big-name free agents still on the market.
In addition to Woodson, La Canfora writes about these veterans and where they may end up in the coming weeks:
DE John Abraham: New England
G Brandon Moore: Chicago
RT Tyson Clabo: Atlanta, Dallas, or Miami
LT Bryant McKinnie: Baltimore, Miami, or San Diego
LB Karlos Dansby: Buffalo
RT Eric Winston: Miami
DL Richard Seymour: Indianapolis
OLB Dwight Freeney: Denver
DB Charles Woodson: Baltimore
Here’s what La Canfora says about Woodson going to the Ravens:
He may not have much to offer, but he’s a total pro, has seen both sides of the NFL evolution process (going from looking like a disinterested potential bust to one of the most respected veterans in the game) and long ago realized that there won’t be big money for him. He could make sense for the Ravens. Baltimore just lost Ray Lewis andEd Reed. Having drafted safety Matt Elam, who is talented but could have attitude issues, and with young starting corner Jimmy Smith a character concern in the past as well, a steady, reliable old head like Woodson in a locker room lacking leaders might not be the worst investment the Ravens could make.
Though the 49ers brought Woodson in for a visit last month, they have solidified their defensive backfield since then and haven’t had to pursue the high priced veteran. Though there was some interest, it was lukewarm at best. There has even been talk about the Packers bringing Woodson back, but the chance of that happening is about equal to the likelihood that the Packers would consider bring back Brett Favre.
In the meantime, we’ll keep an eye out for one of our all-time favorite Packers players. We want the best for him and hope he eventually finds a place to land … as long as it’s not with the Vikings, Lions or Bears.