Charles Woodson figured that he’d only have to wait a few weeks to find a new team after the Green Bay Packers chose to go in another direction.
The 36-year-old former all pro has now been unemployed four months now, and he’s starting to get nervous. Woodson appeared on NFL Network yesterday, and admitted that “he’s surprised no one has signed him yet.”
“I am surprised because I don’t think there’s any question in anybody’s mind whether or not I can play football,” Woodson said. “So, my issue is, you know I can play football, why am I not on a team, why haven’t I had more visits? I’m kind of surprised by it.”
Woodson had one visit so far, and that was with the 49ers. He hasn’t ruled San Francisco out, but he’s aware of the moves the team has made at the safety position.
“I don’t really know, but I would assume, two days after I left they signed a safety, then they picked up a young safety in the draft,” Woodson said, referring to Craig Dahl and Eric Reid, respectively. “That’s two more safeties added to their roster, so I don’t really see that being an option at this point.”
Woodson also admitted he’d be upset if no one signed him, but would understand.
“I’d be upset, but I’m prepared at the same time,” Woodson said. “I’ve been playing football for a long time, I’ve been in the NFL a long time. I love the game, I love to play and I know I have a lot left to give the game. So that would be frustrating not being on a team this coming season, but if that’s the case, that’s the case.”