Back in early March, the New York Giants were sniffing around defensive back Charles Woodson. At one point, they even reached out to his agent, but the interest eventually died down and then seemed to completely fade out. That changed on Thursday however, and Big Blue has reportedly re-entered the chase for the veteran.
“The Giants have just put their toe in the water again for Charles Woodson,” Carl Poston, Woodson’s agent, told ESPN.
The phrase “toe in the water” is certainly open to interpretation, and there remains a chance that Poston is just trying to drum up some additional interest in his client. That said, smoke usually equals fire, and this isn’t the first time the Giants have been tied to Woodson.
In addition to the Giants, Woodson had also received some interest from the Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets, although it remains unclear if they’ve also re-entered this chase.
With so much uncertainty in the defensive backfield, signing a veteran like Woodson for the minimum would be an ideal scenario for the Giants. Even at 36 years of age, Woodson offers a lot of versatility, experience and leadership. He could play safety if the team needed him to, or he could play a Sam Madison-like role and fill in at cornerback. And, as we’ve said on Giants 101 previously, it would make sense for both sides if the price is right.
Update: Ed Werder reports the Denver Broncos are also heavily in the mix and that the Giants’ renewed interest has slowed their progress in talks with Woodson.
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