Charles Woodson in better days with the Green Bay Packers. Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Charles Woodson: Still waiting


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

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.

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  • Taryn Miller

    It’s hard for young guys to follow a ‘Leader’ who shouts charge from the safety of a hilltop or a sideline or unable to hold his own on the field of battle….they may speak PC when asked about it but they sure as heck aren’t buying into it…as least not to the level perceived.

    The overall gain as to overall loss isn’t enough.Look at Donald Driver last season with the Packers.Absolutely no worthwhile gain at the cost of a roster spot for a player that could grow from more weekly experience.

  • Bryce Babcock

    Is there any chance that the Packers could hire Woodson as a combined Player-Backfield Coach? I’d sure like to see him stay with the Pack!

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