Thursday, May 16, 2013

Woodson and Broncos Still "In Discussions"

(Screengrab courtesy of FOX)
On Wednesday, free agent defensive back Charles Woodson flew to Denver and visited with the Broncos.  But Woodson left Denver without a contract, leaving the door open for him to explore more options.

Woodson's agent, Carl Poston, told ESPN's Josina Anderson that he is "still in discussions" with the Broncos, shortly before ESPN's Ed Werder reported that Denver was hoping to get a deal done with Woodson quickly before another team slowed down presumed negotiations.

While Woodson was visiting Dove Valley, the New York Giants re-entered the picture, slowing down Woodson's talks with Denver.  The Giants were one of four teams that expressed interest in Woodson back in March.

The Oakland Raiders are another team vying for Woodson's services, although their interest may have been exaggerated by Poston in order to drive up Woodson's value. Currently, the Broncos appear to be the frontrunners to land the veteran defensive back.

Woodson is a 36-year-old defender that can play both cornerback and safety. His accolades include a Super Bowl ring, Defensive Player of the Year honors, and eight Pro Bowl selections.

If he were to land in Denver, Woodson would help provide veteran leadership in Denver's secondary while providing great depth at a position that has been battling injuries in recent seasons for the Broncos.  Right now, no news is probably good news—things may be getting done behind closed doors.