With Kenny Phillips likely to leave via free agency and many other question marks at the cornerback position, the New York Giants are in need of some veteran help in the secondary. One potential option, which has already been widely discussed, is Charles Woodson. As it turns out, the Giants are already doing their due-diligence on him, and have reached out to his agent, reports Josina Anderson of ESPN Bureau.
They'll have some competition however, as the Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets have also inquired about Woodson.
With so much uncertainty, getting a veteran like Woodson would be an ideal scenario for the Giants. Even at 36 years of age, Woodson offers a lot of versatility, experience and leadership. He could play safety if the team needed him to, or he could play a Sam Madison-like role and fill in at cornerback.
A lot of what Woodson would mean to the Giants hinges on other variables. How is Terrell Thomas handling his return from three ACL tears? Is he playing safety or cornerback? Does Phillips leave via free agency? Do the Giants tender Tyler Sash? And does the team keep Corey Webster or take a chance releasing him to save money?
The variables and possibilities are endless, which is why contacting Woodson makes legitimate sense. However, it's only worth pursuing further if 1) he's healthy and capable and 2) if he comes at the right price. The latter will ultimately make or break any potential pursuit by General Manager Jerry Reese & Co.
Of course, an agent saying a team has called to discuss a free agent is hardly groundbreaking. It doesn't even mean the Giants have significant interest, just that they're doing what Reese always does: "investigate everything."
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