We wrote about Charles Woodson’s contract situation on Tuesday. Despite a big roster bonus and a huge salary, it’s hard to imagine the Packers cutting ties with Woodson this offseason.
They could potentially ask Woodson to change positions.
Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writes that defensive coordinator Dom Capers will consider moving Woodson to safety if Nick Collins isn’t able to return from a career-threatening neck injury.
Capers worries about the tackling skills of cornerback Sam Shields in that scenario. Shields struggled to tackle this year with the team playing more zone coverage. Shields was a revelation in man-to-man coverage as a rookie, but took a step back this year. So did Tramon Williams.
Getting many of Green Bay’s young defensive players back on track will be one of the big focuses for the Packers this offseason.