Charles Woodson Has Finally Been Cleared

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Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson

The Green Bay Packers will be getting a difference maker back on defense for their third matchup with Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings. Safety Charles Woodson has been cleared by doctors to play.

Woodson suffered a broken collarbone in October and missed the Packers final nine games. Although he was expected to return in week 15 against Chicago and practiced that week, the team’s medical staff wouldn’t clear him.

It’s possible they were erring on the side of caution and for the most part, the Packers secondary played fine without Woodson. However, the defense got gashed by Peterson in both meetings with the Vikings.

Peterson ran for 409 yards in those two games.

Woodson is one of the best defensive backs in the league against the run and one of the Packers strongest run defenders.

Should we expect the Packers to shut Peterson down on Saturday? No, but they’re a lot better off with Woodson in the lineup.

It would have been nice if he would have been able to get some game action before the playoffs though. If anyone can come back and play at a high level immediately, it’s a future Hall of Famer like Woodson, but it’s reasonable to think someone who hasn’t played in nine weeks will have at least a little rust.

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18 Comments on "Charles Woodson Has Finally Been Cleared"

  1. PackAttack

    Christian Ponder is going to have to beat the Pack on Saturday. AP is going to get his yards regardless but the X-factor is Ponder. With Woodson back in the lineup it makes Ponder’s job that much more difficult. Cobb being back is also bad news for Vikings depleted secondary.

    Everyone this week is talking AP, AP, AP, AP. Well Rodgers has everyone of his receivers 100% healthy and ready to go for the first time since September. AP might get his yards but Rodgers and co are going to throw up big TD’s.

    If the Vikes fall behind early it’s over. One dimensional offense with an absolutely pathetic receiving core.

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  3. hubie

    you ARE KIDDING RIGHT ??!!! and does assholes mean multi time world champs?? TALENT? YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT TALENT? REALLY TALENT?? you quite clearly dont even know what the word Talent means!!

  4. JerryL.A.PACKfn#1

    Has anybody else read about Greg Jennings sister talking about Rodgers not throwing to Jennings on sundays game. Here’s one of the many links out there.
    usatoday.com/story/gameon/2012/12/30/nfl-packers-jennings-rodgers/1799451/

  5. PACKATTACKINMINNEAPOLIS

    Only talent and ONLY talent the Queens have is AP! Please Wisconsinbleedspurple tell us another??? You should be embarrassed to be a Viqueens fan living in Wisconsin you FN Duchebag!…..Well you should be embarrassed period to be a Viqueens fan…

  6. Wisconsinbleedspurple

    News flash no one in their right mind in Milwaukee is a Vikings fan ever. We takeover your shithole of a stadium, and can beat the fuck out of your stupid fanbase. Come challenge me on Saturday. Your name is gay, your colors are gay, and your team is reaaaaally gay. We are a better team than you!!

    • Vijay

      You beat the Packers by 3 pts at home with a monumental effort by your team and by only having the ball in the last possession. You’re dreaming if you think your team is that much better. Do you have an all time talent in AP, sure we’ll grant you that. But the rest of your team compares equally to ours with one great exception—we are far better at the most critical position on a team, the QB.

  7. Drunk On Duval Street

    Having Woodson and Cobb back will be a big improvement. I’ll enjoy watching the Pack roll those Purple jokes. Viking fans don’t deserve to watch their team win. Worst attitudes in the NFL. It will be karmic when Green Bay wins this one.

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