The Green Bay Packers have gotten a lot of mileage out of their young
secondary this season. Several of them have been pressed into service because of injuries. But the Packers could soon be getting one of those top veterans back.
AUDIO: Mike McCarthy says Charles Woodson will return soon :14
The target date for Woodson’s return is the Dec. 16th game at Chicago against the Bears. Woodson has missed 5-games with a broken collarbone.
AUDIO: Dom Capers on what Charles Woodson can bring upon his return :21
The Packers will obviously welcome back Woodson because he’s a playmaker. But who takes a back seat with his return?
Rookie Casey Hayward has performed well in the slot. He has 5 interceptions and 15 more pass breakups.
Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers said he’s been watching Woodson run occasional routes on the scout team and doesn’t see anything wrong. But it’s just a matter of time when they feel Woodson will be able to take some hits on his shoulder.