Woodson still feels that he can compete
Now at 36 years of age, Woodson still feels that he can run with the best of them and is looking for another place to play in 2013. Here are a few teams that Woodson would thrive on in the upcoming NFL season.
Woodson has played the last seven seasons in the NFC North, so joining the Chicago Bears could reap benefits for both him and the team. Woodson is obviously familiar with the offenses run in the division so he wouldn't need as much time to adjust to the schemes of the opponent.
Alongside cornerback Charles Tillman, Woodson could give the Bears one of the best secondaries in the whole league. His experience and poise on defense would make the Bears defense better than it already is.
Head coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots love to pick up free agent safeties with experience. Asante Samuel and Aqib Talib are some of the more recent examples, and perhaps Woodson could be the next man to follow in their footsteps.
The Patriots have had a rather weak secondary in past years. Woodson would be a great help on the defensive side of the ball for the Pats and could take a lot of pressure off of Tom Brady and the offense. Woodson's experience could also be used to educate younger Pats defensive backs to ensure their defense keeps getting stronger.
After a disappointing season in which they missed the playoffs and failed to defend their Super Bowl title, the New York Giants are looking to rebuild and target some areas of concern.
One of those places may be the secondary. Kenny Phillips is often plagued with injuries, Corey Webster struggled towards the end of the year and Prince Amukamara is still developing. Woodson would be a great addition to the Giants defense. He could mentor Amukamara, fill in for the injured Phillips and help relieve some of the pressure placed on Webster.