The Green Bay Packers are in the midst of cleaning house with the team set to look drastically different next season due to salary cap causalities and the Packers’ reluctance to sign players to long-term deals.
One of the veteran players that was let go by the team heading into the NFL off-season was longtime safety Charles Woodson.
Despite superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers lobbying for the team to retain Woodson, the Packers decided to part ways with the veteran.
With Green Bay cutting their ties with Woodson, the speculation surrounding his next destination has begun. Woodson has indicated a desire not to retire and explore options with other teams, but there’s been no clear indication where Woodson will ultimately land in free agency.
One intriguing option has emerged for the veteran with the Baltimore Ravens potentially showing interest if unable to convince Ed Reed to re-sign with the team according to ESPN’s John Clayton:
“The reason I say Baltimore is that what happens if Ed Reed ends up leaving the Baltimore Ravens and then going all the way up to New England and going with Bill Belichick? Well that’s going to open up a spot at safety/cornerback, too,” he said, “Woodson would fit in perfectly there. You know this is a winning team that he wants to be with; it is a Super Bowl contender.”
With the NFL off-season in full swing, the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens have a few tough decisions to make in order to keep the roster intact moving forward. Superstar linebacker Ray Lewis will retire, but questions remain about Reed’s future in Baltimore.
If Reed ultimately leaves in free agency, Woodson would be a logical choice for the team. Woodson will be looking to sign with another title contender and will get that opportunity in Baltimore with Reed heading elsewhere.