Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 5/2/12

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 18: Kevin Smith #34 of the Detroit Lions runs the ball as Charles Woodson #21 of the Green Bay Packers reaches in to slow him down at Lambeau Field on October 18, 2009 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Lions 26-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- If Charles Woodson begins next season as a starting safety for the Packers, it will just be the next step of a transition that's already been in progress. Last season, though Woodson continued to be listed at cornerback -- the position he's played throughout his entire 14-year NFL career -- he got a lot of snaps at other defensive positions. "There's been games where he's lined up at linebacker," Packers cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt said after the draft. "There's been games that he's lined up at safety already. There's been games he lines up at nickel, dime, corner. The scheme and the game plan dictate where he lines up. He's going to line up where we need him that week."A permanent switch for Woodson was made more likely over the past two weeks, starting with the news that the Packers had released three-time Pro Bowl safety Nick Collins due to concerns about his long-term health following neck surgery. Then, general manager Ted Thompson moved up in the draft to ...
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