Ex-Packer Woodson will meet with 49ers

2013-03-12T22:36:00Z Ex-Packer Woodson will meet with 49ersGERY WOELFEL gwoelfel@journaltimes.com Journal Times

Charles Woodson doesn’t have a shortage of suitors.

The former Green Bay Packers standout defensive back found himself being courted by a half-dozen teams

during the first day of NFL free agency Tuesday.

According to Carl Poston, Woodson’s agent, his client will seriously begin discussions with teams today.

“He’s flying to San Francisco in the morning,” Poston said in a telephone interview Tuesday night. “He’s going on a visit there and then we’ll see what happens.

“He wants to go to a contender; he wants to get another Super Bowl ring.”

Besides San Francisco, Poston said Woodson has drawn keen interest three other formidable NFC teams: Seattle, the New York Giants and Dallas. Two AFC teams are also on Woodson’s short list: the New York Jets and Houston.

The 36-year-old Woodson, considered one of the best cornerbacks to ever play the game, was slowed by injuries last season and played in nine games. He had 50 tackles, one interception and 1.2 sacks.

By releasing the 15-year veteran, whose has 55 career interceptions, the Packers saved $10 million against the salary cap this season.

“Charles believes he can play several more years and bring some leadership to a team,” Poston said. “He’s like a coach on the field.”

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