July 30, 2014

Woodson lowering his standards

Former Green Bay Packers safety Charles Woodson hasn’t had any free agent interest

Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson

from contending teams, so he told the NFL Network that he’ll now consider playing for a rebuilding team if that’s what it takes.

The 37-year old Woodson was released by the Packers after last season but said he has no plans to retire.  Woodson has played 15-seasons in the NFL, nearly half of that with the Packers.

Woodson is tied for No. 2 in NFL history (with Darren Sharper) with 11 INT returns for TDs, trailing only Rod Woodson (12).  He ranks No. 3 in the NFL with 26 interceptions since 2008, despite missing 9 games due to injury this season.

In 2011, Woodson was named first-team All-Pro for the third time and earned his fourth consecutive and eighth career Pro Bowl bid, becoming the first Green Bay CB to earn the honor in four or more straight seasons since Herb Adderley (1963-67).

Woodson was also named NFL Defensive Player of the Year by The Associated Press in 2009, becoming only the second Packer to win the award (DE Reggie White, 1998) and the oldest defensive back to earn the honor.

Rookie Orientation Camp opens today

The Packers open their 3-day rookie orientation camp today.  The teams draft picks, undrafted rookie free agents and last year’s practice squad players are eligible to participate.  The camp wraps up on Sunday.