Charles Woodson to Remain at CB in 2012

There’s been plenty of talk about him going to safety, but for now, the long term plan for CB Charles Woodson is to keep him as a cornerback.

Last season Woodson in 90.1 percent of the Packers’ 988 defensive snaps, played mostly as a slot corner (70-75 percent), outside corner (20-25 percent) with the remaining snaps coming at safety.

Woodson turns 36 in early October and as his age has increased, so has the chatter that he’ll have to move towards being a full-time safety. With Pro Bowler Nick Collins facing an uncertain future after suffering a neck injury last season, Woodson would be a natural replacement if it weren’t for how much he still impacts the game from the cornerback position.

“I think the closer Charles is to the ball the more dangerous he is and more impact he has to the offense,” Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said at the Scouting Combine. “He’s the most instinctive defensive player I’ve ever been around.”


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