710ESPN Seattle audio: Woodson's future

February, 18, 2013
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Dashon Goldson, Delanie Walker, Danny Amendola, Kevin Kolb, Charles Woodson, Dwight Freeney and Chris Clemons were among the subjects for conversation during a Monday chat with Dave Grosby and Bob Stelton on 710ESPN Seattle.

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I've been away for a week and haven't spoken to anyone regarding suggestions Woodson could fit in Seattle based on ties to Seahawks general manager John Schneider. On the surface, however, I'm not seeing a great fit. Woodson is 36 years old. He turns 37 in October and missed nine games to injury last season.

Brian Dawkins, Ronde Barber and Lawyer Milloy are the only defensive backs over the past 10 seasons to play more than 10 games at age 36 or older. Woodson transitioned to safety from cornerback last season. The Seahawks don't need safeties. They could use a nickel cornerback. Woodson could probably help in that regard, at least to some degree. But would he have the quickness at this stage to cover shifty slot receivers? To what degree would he upgrade Seattle in that area?

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers lobbied Green Bay to keep Woodson, pointing out that Woodson was still playing at a high level. Woodson was scheduled to count $10 million against the Packers' salary cap. Keeping him at that price didn't make sense to Green Bay. But if Woodson can still cover to some degree, he could help a team such as Seattle at a lower price.

ESPN's Brock Huard recently made a case for Woodson in Seattle. I've got an open mind and would like to hear more.

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