Charles Woodson's name first popped up for the New York Giants back in February, but nothing came of it. Three months later, Woodson is still a free agent and as was reported on Thursday, the Giants officially got back into the mix.
The Giants. though, aren't the only team that are interested for the 36-year-old cornerback/safety. Ohm Youngmusik of ESPN New York reports Woodson will visit the team that drafted him back in the 1998 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders. Woodson also visited the Denver Broncos this past week and has received an offer to return to the AFC West.
Woodson's agent Carl Poston has said the Giants "have just put their toes in the water again" for Woodson, but the Giants have yet to schedule a visit or make any sort of offer.
If the Giants do make a strong pursuit for Woodson, it would make sense given that he could challenge Stevie Brown for his starting spot and maybe even play some cornerback, similar to what Sam Madison did back in 2007.
One of the Giants' starting safeties for four years, Kenny Phillips, left to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles early on in free agency, so he could replace Phillips spot in Giants defensive coordinator's Perry Fewell's three-safety look if signed.
Aside from adding stability to the defensive backfield, a major feature that Woodson would bring to the Giants is veteran leadership, especially given the fact that Phillips, Ahmad Bradshaw, Chase Blackburn, Michael Boley, Chris Canty and Osi Umenyiora are all gone.
Woodson was released from the Green Bay Packers back in February after spending seven years with the team.
- Be sure to like Giants 101 on Facebook, follow Giants 101 on Twitter & +1 Giants 101 on Google+
- Be sure to “like” Sports Media 101 on Facebook and to follow Sports Media 101 on Twitter
- Subscribe to Sports Media 101 using Google Currents
No related posts.
Short URL: http://sport-ne.ws/v2y