In the last week, all-pro defensive back Charles Woodson has seen a change in his future. There is a very good chance he will be wearing a Denver Broncos jersey in 2013.
Before this week, the 36 year old veteran had only talked to one team after the beginning of free agency. He spoke with the San Francisco 49ers in mid-March, but there was no deal.
He is flying to Denver on Tuesday, and the word from insiders is that the Broncos are very interested in working out a deal.
Woodson played eight seasons with Oakland from 1998 to 2005. Since then, he has played with the Green Bay Packers. He missed 9 games last season because of a broken collarbone.
Before the 2010 season, Woodson signed a five-year deal with the Packers, worth an estimated 55 million dollars. He was scheduled to receive 9 million dollars this season, which would have counted as 10 towards the salary cap.
Woodson was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 and the Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1998.
He’s the only player in NFL history with touchdowns off interceptions in six straight seasons, a feat he pulled off from 2006 to 2011, and leads the league with nine touchdowns off interceptions since ’06.
Woodson has expressed a strong desire to finish his career with a Super Bowl contender. The defeat at home by the Ravens in the playoffs last year, led to a concerted effort to improve their defense, especially the secondary. They now have Champ Bailey, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Chris Harris at the cornerback position. Woodson would add safety depth behind Mike Adams and Rahim Moore. In Bailey and Woodson, the Broncos would have two future Hall of Famers leading the secondary.
The Guardian Express