Sunday, February 17, 2013
Could Woodson replace Reed?
By Tom Carpenter
Soon after word came Friday that Charles Woodson was being released by the Green Bay Packers, we touched on some logical landing spots for the veteran. In the meantime, Richard Sherman made a sales pitch to draw Woodson to the Seattle Seahawks via NFL Total Access, saying, "Seattle -- We would love to have you."
Of course, there aren't many teams that wouldn't love to have the versatile DB on their roster, and the Seahawks appear to be legit title contenders, which is the primary thing for which Woodson is looking. However, there isn't really a starting job available, so there may be more logical landing spots.
ESPN's John Clayton pegged the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots as the best fits.
"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."
It would almost be too simple for the Ravens to replace Reed with Woodson if the former heads north to New England, but Woodson should have several good options from which to choose. In fact, it's possible he could beat Reed to the punch and ink with the Pats himself.