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Report: Charles Woodson Signs One-Year Deal with Oakland

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Report: Charles Woodson Signs One-Year Deal with Oakland

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HankScorpio's picture

The biggest mistake of 2013 offseason was not even asking Woodson to take a pay cut and stick around as a Safety. That was an even bigger mistake than their bungling of the backup QB spot, IMO.

Instead, they decided to roll the dice on MD Jennings and Jerron McMillian. That came up snake eyes. Not only would things have been better on the field, I don't think there is a better human being available to mentor Micah Hyde on converting from CB to Safety. Safety would still be a concern this offseason but it wouldn't be quite the hand-wringer it is seen as now.

Birney the baker's picture

The thing is, would Woodson have taken a pay cut to stick with Green Bay? I tend to doubt it. Very few times other than what B.J. Raji did this year is not not about the money.

Woodson owns a winery. He's a capitalist and loves money just like the next guy. If someone is going to pay him more money than Green Bay it's hard to turn that down especially at the end of your career. Even Reggie White took the money in Carolina though I think God told him to go there in his defense.

HankScorpio's picture

"The thing is, would Woodson have taken a pay cut to stick with Green Bay?"

That's certainly a good question. One that cannot be answered with anything but opinion.

All I know is 1) he took a ton less to play in Oakland on a one year deal. 2) He really warmed up to GB after being very icy to the place initially 3) He said his agent asked the Packers if they wanted to cut his pay heading into the '12 season and the Packers said no.

Given that, it seems well worth asking. The Packers did not.

Stroh's picture

Players generally don't take pay cuts to stay w/ the same team. They take it as a bit of a slap in the face. Once they've been released they have to take what they can get. It happens occasionally, as is the case w/ Hawk, but its uncommon.

I don't know that Woodson would have taken a pay cut to stay in GB. He's very prideful. He was a great Packer, but all things come to an end in the NFL, usually before players or fans want them too.

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