NFL Free Agency: San Francisco 49ers No Longer Interested in Charles Woodson

Jan 5, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers safety Charles Woodson (21) celebrates a play during the fourth quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. The Packers won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers have lost interest in signing free agent safety Charles Woodson.

In fact, Woodson says that no team even has interest in bringing him in.

“Everyone knows I still want to play,” Woodson said Thursday on apodcast with the NFL Network’s Rich Eisen (via CSN). “We really haven’t heard from anyone at this point, really, much after visiting San Francisco. I left there and then they ended up signing another safety, a guy from St. Louis. And they got the young kid in the draft. So that’s pretty much out the door.”

Woodson visited with the 49ers last month, but talks have seemingly broken off.

“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,” Woodson told the NFL Network at the time.

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.

Topics: Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers

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  • loverpoint

    Did the 49ers say they were no longer interested in him? NO. Woodson needs to spend more time at the YMCA instead of ESPN in the next couple of months to show teams that he is still interested and not looking for a free hand out.

    If Woodson is signed by any team it won’t be till late August or early September.