Packers won't be moving Charles Woodson to safety

If you are among those that believe the Green Bay Packers are in need of some help at the safety position, don’t look for it to come from Charles Woodson.

Coach Mike McCarthy told Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he doesn’t envision moving the 35-year-old cornerback to the middle of the field, although the Packers have played him there at times.

Woodson has been a valuable defender in the slot in nickel packages and still has enough on the outside to cover in man-to-man, according to McCarthy. Even if Nick Collins is forced into premature retirement because of a neck injury, the plan is for Woodson to remain at cornerback.

“I think the closer Charles is to the ball the more dangerous he is and more impact he has to the offense," McCarthy said, per the report. "He's the most instinctive defensive player I've ever been around."

McCarthy is also high on the safety play the Packers have gotten from Morgan Burnett and he believes M.D. Jennings and Anthony Levine are players worth developing.

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