One of the most surprising moves made during the NFL off-season thus far was the Green Bay Packers parting ways with veteran Charles Woodson. Fortunately for Woodson, retirement may still be a year or two away with the San Francisco 49ers expressing interest in the former Defensive Player of the Year according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com as of March 12:
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Charles Woodson will visit the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday, according to his agent, Carl Poston. Woodson has said he wants to play for a contender.
Over the past few weeks, the 49ers have been rumored to be pursuing elite cornerback Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets. With the Jets attempting to trade Revis during the off-season, the 49ers were thought to be a logical destination after the team acquired multiple draft picks in the Alex Smith deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Despite seemingly a perfect fit in San Francisco, the team has denied considerable interest in Revis and appears to be looking for other options to upgrade an already elite defense.
Adding Woodson to the secondary for one or two years could potentially be a brilliant move by the 49ers, but it remains to be seen what the level of interest is in the veteran.
If talks fall through with the 49ers, four other teams are reportedly interested in Woodson with the Seattle Seahawks, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets potential suitors for the veteran.
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