Woodson would move to safety to add Asomugha
Charles Woodson did wonders for his career when he left Oakland for Green Bay.
Now, he’s willing to move positions for Nnamdi Asomugha to make the same type of career transition.
Woodson said he will shift to safety if it would help the defending Super Bowl champion Packers acquire the free-agent cornerback.
“I’m not doing any recruiting,” Woodson said on ESPN Milwaukee. “We’ve texted a few times about winning a Super Bowl. Nothing really about his future I don’t know what’s going on about him and Oakland or anything else. When I look at our team and I look at young Sam (Shields) and Tramon (Williams), (I think), ‘Where’s he going to fit? How is that possibly going to work out?’ I think that would be the first question you have to ask.
“If I talked to Dom (Capers) and he thought (me moving to safety) was the best thing for us to win another championship I would do it. This thing is about winning. If this would have been my fifth year in the league I probably would have told you hell no but at this point if that was going to get me another championship, why wouldn’t I?”
It’s fun to talk about, but it seems unlikely Thompson will pursue one of the biggest targets in free agency. Especially when the Packers had one of the best pass defenses in the league last season and they have some talented young players, including Shields, who was a rookie.
Breaking the bank in free agency just isn’t the Packers’ style. So, Woodson will probably be fine at cornerback next season.
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