Charles Woodson will play for just about anyone, and the veteran defensive back has been on the free agent market for quite some time after being released in mid-February by the Green Bay Packers. After the Cleveland Browns were reported to have no interest in signing Woodson, the 36-year-old is finally getting some interest. According to Vic Lombardi of CBS Denver, the Broncos will “kick the tires” on Woodson and meet with him on a free agent visit tomorrow.
The Broncos are set at corner with Chris Harris Jr. locked in as one of the best and most underrated CBs in the NFL, Champ Bailey a steady veteran starter, and Dominique Rogers-Cromartie is on the Broncos as a free agent signing who is maddeningly inconsistent but could bring big rewards if he puts it all together on this one-year deal in Denver.
While the Broncos have a good situation at cornerback, the situation at safety is far from settled. Signing Kerry Rhodes would be the best move for this bunch, but adding Woodson would also help stabilize a back end of the secondary. He would replace Jim Leonhard as the steady, backup third safety for this team, and I view him as an upgrade in coverage to Mike Adams. Although Adams is a strong safety, the Broncos could switch him off for Woodson and would do well to make an aggressive move by signing the veteran to be a backup in the secondary. Rahim Moore has some lapses, but he is locked in as the team’s FS (even if he isn’t perfect), but I think Woodson would help bring some veteran glue to this group of safeties. Plus, Leonhard was a key backup and should be replace by a guy like Woodson to help fortify a Super Bowl contender.
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