NFL Free Agent DB Charles Woodson Drawing Interest From New York Giants

By Jeff Nelson
Charles Woodson
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The New York Giants have made several key veteran free agent acquisitions during the 2013 NFL offseason. Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson will assist in bolstering their defensive front, and Dan Connor—pending his performance—could result in being the median defensive field general that the team has sought for almost half of a decade.

According to, veteran defensive back Charles Woodson—former Oakland Raider and Green Bay Packer—is drawing some attention from the Giants.

With a secondary that—save for the safety position—needs a lot of work, the Giants would be able to make Woodson into a situational, impact veteran player. Moreover, with their roster getting progressively younger, it would benefit the Giants to have a solid locker room presence with Woodson.

His days as a one-on-one cover cornerback have since concluded. However, what Woodson can bring to the Giants is a situational nickel presence—one with an extremely high savvy for the game of football.

The Giants have had a rough recent history with defensive veteran signings. The Keith Bullock experiment from 2010 was a failure, and Keith Rivers isn’t looking like he will reach his previous top-10 pick potential with the Giants.

However, if the Giants give Woodson a non-guaranteed offer that is boosted with performance incentives, the team might get the final portion of football that Woodson has remaining.

According the same article on, Woodson has no scheduled visit to the Giants’ facility. But with several incoming rookies, the Giants could use another savvy veteran like Woodson.



Jeff Nelson  is a New York Giants writer for Follow him on Twitter @JNelson53_12, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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