Friday, May 17, 2013

Broncos Made Charles Woodson an Offer

(Photo provided courtesy of ESPN)
On Wednesday, free agent defensive back Charles Woodson visited the Denver Broncos Dove Valley headquarters.  He left without a deal, but is still "in discussions" with the team.

Since then, a few new teams have entered the mix. Most notably, the Oakland Raiders, New York Giants, and Carolina Panthers have shown interest, according to multiple reports.  According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, Woodson is planning to fly to Oakland for a visit on Tuesday.

But if money is going to be a key factor in Woodson's decision, the Broncos would make sense.  Denver has over $7 million in 2013 cap space and according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, they are the only team that has offered Woodson more than the veteran minimum.

The minimum for Woodson, a player with more than ten years of experience, is $940,000 a year, as Doug from IAOFM pointed out.  Woodson reportedly wants a two-year and is presumably seeking more than just under $1 million per season.

As Rapoport reports, other teams have "balked" at giving Woodson more than the veteran minimum, which would seemingly make Denver the favorite if they have already made him his best offer.  But after visiting the Raiders on Tuesday, Woodson's price tag may be increased.

All is quiet going into the weekend.  Until Woodson visits (or cancels) with Oakland, expect it to stay quiet.