Originally posted on NFL Trade Rumors  |  Last updated 4/5/13
Free agent DB Charles Woodson joined NFL AM on Friday and discussed how things have gone since the Packers released him over a month ago. “I’m 36, so of course I’m considered ancient in the game right now, and teams are looking for younger players and trying to make their rosters younger,” said Woodson. “If you’re an older guy they kind of push you to the side, and they’ll maybe look at you much later on down the road, when I guess they figure they can get you much cheaper.” It seemed as though Woodson would find at least some interest from teams in need of safety help, but that really hasn’t been the case. “Nothing right now, nothing substantial. I’m just waiting around. We put feelers out, just to see where everybody’s at, but there’s not much right now,” Woodson said. Woodson graded out as an above average safety last season, according to Pro Football Focus’ ratings. It doesn’t seem that long ago that Woodson was the league’s defensive player of the year, but it’s evident from watching his tape that he’s lost more than a step. The Patriots and Ravens were both suggested as potential landing spots, but they’ve already added help at safety this offseason. It’s doubtful that anyone would be willing to offer him a starting job, so we’ll have to see if he ends up considering retirement in the coming months. We have him listed as the No. 22 best available player in our Best Available Free Agents list.    
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