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It appears Charles Woodson's much-discussed position change is happening. The 15-year veteran lined up at safety with the Green Bay Packers' base unit to open training camp Thursday, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The release of Charlie Peprah on Wednesday by the Packers makes more sense now, Peprah started 15 games last year, but wasn't that effective and he underwent knee surgery this offseason. The Packers likely will tell us that Woodson's role might not be changing much. He already played some safety from the slot in the team's "Corner Okie" package. Source: NFL.com
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Is Charles Woodson a safety or isn't he? The offseason storyline circling the 15-year veteran cornerback was front and center at the open of Packers' training camp when Woodson lined up at … strong safety. Woodson, who turns 36 in October, will still play cornerback and might even slide to free safety and slide closer to the line as a "rover" or safety-linebacker...
It did not take long for the Green Bay Packers to show their intentions at safety, following the release of Charlie Peprah yesterday. In the first training camp practice of the 2012 season, Charles Woodson was lined up at safety in the base defense opposite Morgan Burnett today as the team began training camp according to a tweet Jason Dunne of the Milwaukee Journel-Sentinel...
As expected, Charles Woodson lined up as the starting strong safety when the Packers used their base defense on Thursday. Woodson's role, however, won't be changing much. In nickel, Woodson was back as his usual spot.
Given his stature on the team, Charles Woodson could have gone kicking and screaming to safety. Instead, the man who has a chance to become the 10th player in NFL history with 60 interceptions says he's thankful for the opportunity.
The release of Nick Collins in late April probably cemented the decision to move Charles Woodson to safety, but the transition was inevitable. The future Hall of Famer can no longer be trusted to line up at corner in the base defense. At age 35, he just doesn’t run well enough to keep stride with [...]
According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson was seen working alongside Morgan Burnett with the safeties on Thursday.
With the departure of Nick Collins as well as the fact that Woodson’s in his mid-thirties, it might make sense for him to move to safety this season. The only problem might be finding...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Charles Woodson has officially moved to safety in the Green Bay Packers' base 3-4 defensive packages.During the Packers' first training camp practice Thursday morning, Woodson lined up at safety during all team drills in the 3-4 defense. He was also with the safety group during the team's position meetings.Woodson, beginning his 15th NFL season at age...
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="456"] It didn't take long for the Packers to get Charles Woodson some action at safety.[/caption]
Well it did not take long after the release of Charlie Peprah for the Green Bay Packers to give some indication of their thinking at the safety position in the base defense alongside starter Morgan Burnett...
Charles Woodson and Tramon Williams will need to lead the defense back from a miserable 2011.
As promised, here are our pre-training camp grades for the Packers defense:
Defensive Line: D
Grading the defensive line depends on what type of grader you are. If you give points for potential, a ‘D’ seems too low. If potential ranks far below production, then a ‘D’ seems fair....
At one point during the Green Bay Packers' first practice of training camp, Charles Woodson came to the sideline for a breather and went down on one knee between cornerback Tramon Williams and safety Morgan Burnett.
Appropriate, because the Packers' defensive leader apparently isn't connected to one position group anymore.
Going into his 15th pro season, Woodson lined...
Each day of training camp, we'll give our unique take on the action at Ray Nitschke Field. Leading off is today's Big Deal: Charles Woodson lining up at safety. Plus, our rookie of the day, our position update of the day and the top quotes.
He's one of seven players who failed their physical and sat out the first day of Packers training camp on Thursday morning. Also, we have notes on Jordy Nelson, Charles Woodson and more.
While it was certainly a surprise to find out that Desmond Bishop didn’t pass his physical on Monday, there’s probably no reason to be concerned. The veteran inside linebacker participated in Charles Woodson’s charity golf outing late last week and appeared on a local television show a few days ago. He seemed to be fine. In [...]