Veteran Charles Woodson isn’t any closer to finding a new home than he was the day the Green Bay Packers released him. In fact, Woodson says no one is interested in his services.
“I’m 36, so of course I’m considered ancient in the game right now, and teams are looking for younger players and trying to make their rosters younger,” Woodson said on NFL AM. “If you’re an older guy they kind of push you to the side, and they’ll maybe look at you much later on down the road, when I guess they figure they can get you much cheaper.”
“Nothing right now, nothing substantial. I’m just waiting around. We put feelers out, just to see where everybody’s at, but there’s not much right now,” Woodson said.
Woodson has had exactly one visit — with the San Francisco 49ers — since his release. The 49ers decided to sign some scab who played with the Rams last season to, at least on the surface, replace departed safety Dashon Goldson, who signed with Tampa. They also filled their old guy DB quota by scooping up cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who was released by Philadelphia.
Asomugha is five years younger than Woodson.
We didn’t know it would be this hard for Woodson to find a team, but if you go back and read the tea leaves, maybe we shouldn’t be surprised. The Packers made it pretty clear when they released him that they don’t think he can play anymore.
Perhaps other teams have come to the same conclusion.
Now, the fact that Woodson hasn’t signed with anyone raises one out-there possibility. He can’t get a job anywhere else and returns to the Packers for a tiny salary and reduced role.
We wouldn’t call that probable, but stranger things have happened.
In any case, Woodson probably isn’t going to garner any interest until after the draft at the earliest.