Wednesday, April 17, 2013

49ers haven’t closed door on Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson hasn’t generated the kind of interest on the open market that he hoped to see when the Packers released him earlier this offseason.

There’s been just one visit for Woodson, but the good news is that the team he visited with hasn’t closed the door on signing him. The 49ers signed Craig Dahl earlier in the offseason to go with Trenton Robinson and C.J. Spillman, but have hardly squared away who will be lining up with Donte Whitner at safety next season.
General Manager Trent Baalke said Wednesday that the team would like to add more competition at the spot and made a point of saying that the team hasn’t lost interest in signing the 1997 Heisman Trophy winner.

“We had a great visit with Charles when he was here,” Baalke said, via the team’s website. “We feel he can still play the game. That’s something we’ll continue to look at.”

The 49ers could find the added competition they’re looking for in the draft, so we wouldn’t expect much movement on Woodson in the immediate future. If they don’t find their man, they could turn back to the veteran with money likely serving as the deciding factor in whether Woodson winds up playing in San Francisco, somewhere else or not at all in 2013.

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