The Green Bay Packers just released eight-time Pro Bowler Charles Woodson. Should the 49ers sign him?
Woodson will be 37 years old next season. He missed nine games last season with a broken collarbone, but he had made the Pro Bowl four-straight seasons prior to 2012.
He says he wants to play for a contender. Could the 49ers use him? Woodson plays strong safety and covers the tight end in the base defense, and he plays slot cornerback in the sub packages. The 49ers struggle to cover tight ends and slot receivers. Woodson is better at covering tight ends than Donte Whitner, and Woodson is better at covering slot receivers than Carlos Rogers.
Woodson probably will sign a cheap one-year contract because he’s old and coming off an injury. I think he would make the 49ers’ defense better next season. Should Trent Baalke sign him?