Charles Woodson remains a free agent but he is not entertaining thoughts of retirement. His agent has confirmed that Woodson has received an offer from the Denver Broncos and he is scheduled to meet with the Oakland Raiders next week. The Detroit Lions haven’t shown interest yet, but should they?
Louis Delmas and Glover Quin are locked in as starters but the Lions didn’t add a safety for depth through the 2013 NFL Draft and wouldn’t be wise to count on Delmas staying healthy all season. To say the Lions don’t have room for Woodson, even in the later stages of his career, would be a mistake. Woodson’s name is bigger than his impact at this point but that doesn’t mean the Lions shouldn’t at least monitor his situation.
For his part, Woodson expressed a willingness to join the Lions when speaking on WTKA in Ann Arbor on Friday:
“The Lions have players. They just haven’t been able to put it together. Would I be open to playing (for them)? No question. But the dollars have to make sense, too.”
Jeff Backus won’t be playing for the Lions after choosing to retire this offseason, but count him as a former Woodson teammate who would like to see Woodson put on a Lions uniform in 2013:
“He’s been a Lion killer over the years. He’s had so many big interceptions against us and big plays, but he’s still got it. He’s still playing at a high level. He still has that desire and that passion.”
It’s an easy question, Lions fans. Should they or shouldn’t they. Have your say in the poll below or have even more say in the comments section further down.
Should the Detroit Lions pursue Charles Woodson?
- Yes (80%, 129 Votes)
- No (20%, 32 Votes)
Total Voters: 161