Packers Put Charles Woodson At Safety, Make Jarrett Bush a Starter
Things could change tomorrow, but the Green Bay Packers plan in the secondary looks pretty clear after the first training camp practice.
After releasing one of last season’s starting safeties — Charlie Peprah — yesterday, the Packers seemingly had a question mark next to Morgan Burnett. If this morning’s practice tells us anything, maybe that’s not the case.
Charles Woodson at safety? Charles Woodson at safety.
Woodson worked with the safeties during individual drills and then lined up next to Burnett in the base defense. Of course, that leaves a hole at cornerback.
That hole was filled by Jarrett Bush, who’s clearly moved ahead of Sam Shields on the depth chart in the coaches’ eyes. When the Packers lined up in the nickel, Woodson moved to the slot and M.D. Jennings, who made the team as an undrafted rookie last season, came on at safety.
At the moment, the Packers starting four defensive backs are Tramon Williams, Bush, Woodson and Burnett. If they start in the nickel, add Jennings to that mix.
We’ll see how long this holds.
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