Sep 24, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Green Bay Packers defensive back Charles Woodson (21) reacts after the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Packers 14-12. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency: Charles Woodson Unsure if 49ers Will Sign Him


Charles Woodson may have been one of the top safeties in the league in his prime, but that doesn’t guarantee him a job in 2013.

Woodson is still a free agent, and there was talk a few weeks ago about the 49ers possibly picking him up.

However, based on comments he made to the NFL Network on Friday morning, Woodson seems pessimistic about joining San Francisco.

“I was up there three or four weeks ago and they let me get out of there, so that wasn’t a good sign so I don’t know if that is going to happen or not,” said Woodson.

Woodson, a 14-year veteran, was drafted by the Raiders and spent eight seasons in Oakland before moving on to Green Bay. He was the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1998.

He has received numerous accolades throughout his career as an eight-time Pro Bowler, seven-time All-Pro member, and Super Bowl champion. Woodson was also the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 2009.

Woodson’s productivity has declined in recent seasons, however. He appeared in just seven games last, recording 25 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and one interception.

Woodson was released by the Packers earlier this offseason.

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  • Gary Dodson

    After Moss the 49ers are cautious about picking up Charles Woodson’s services.Woodson would be a risk considering his age and 14 years of NFL wear and tear.Much like Moss his knowledge and experience plus work ethic could benefit the 49ers organization as a whole.