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Packers Put Charles Woodson At Safety, Make Jarrett Bush a Starter

Charles Woodson

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 safetiesCharlie 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.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. Phillthy July 26, 2012

    Not a fan of Bush at any position besides special teams, not gonna lie.

    1. peter July 26, 2012

      I totally agree… the guy has no ball presence hopefully sam returns to form.

  2. TyKoSteamboat July 26, 2012

    Let’s get Casey Hayward groomed & in gear!

  3. Chase July 26, 2012

    Don’t forget about davon!

  4. iltarion July 26, 2012

    Early yet.

    We will see.

    I do like that they are mixing it up. Hayward and House will get their shots yet.

  5. PackMatt July 26, 2012

    Love it. Remember, Tramon was once a corner that ppl worried about. Once he got a few yrs under his belt and an opportunity he jumped on it. I can see bush doing the same thing. He’s a veteran now playing under some of the best corners in the league the last few yrs.

  6. nurseratchett July 26, 2012

    Well, I called this….lets see if it sticks. I think Woodson will excel at the position. He’s still explosive & still a ball hawk.

    I like it!

  7. Boston July 26, 2012

    I like Jarrett Bush, hope he succeeds. That being said, his history isn’t entirely promising, so let’s hope Shields is ready.