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49ers haven’t closed door on Charles Woodson


Charles Woodson hasn’t generated the kind of interest on the open market that he hoped to see when the Packers released him earlier this offseason.

There’s been just one visit for Woodson, but the good news is that the team he visited with hasn’t closed the door on signing him. The 49ers signed Craig Dahl earlier in the offseason to go with Trenton Robinson and C.J. Spillman, but have hardly squared away who will be lining up with Donte Whitner at safety next season.

General Manager Trent Baalke said Wednesday that the team would like to add more competition at the spot and made a point of saying that the team hasn’t lost interest in signing the 1997 Heisman Trophy winner.

“We had a great visit with Charles when he was here,” Baalke said, via the team’s website. “We feel he can still play the game. That’s something we’ll continue to look at.”

The 49ers could find the added competition they’re looking for in the draft, so we wouldn’t expect much movement on Woodson in the immediate future. If they don’t find their man, they could turn back to the veteran with money likely serving as the deciding factor in whether Woodson winds up playing in San Francisco, somewhere else or not at all in 2013.

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20 Responses to “49ers haven’t closed door on Charles Woodson”
  1. ahawkalypse says: Apr 17, 2013 3:31 PM

    Better do something. Gonna get spanked by the Seahawks this year

  2. asimonetti88 says: Apr 17, 2013 3:35 PM

    Would love to see Woodson on the 49ers, he is one of my all time favorite players. He might not be what he used to but he is still an above average player when healthy. The 49ers coaches can find a way to maximize his ability.

  3. nineroutsider says: Apr 17, 2013 3:35 PM

    I’d prefer to draft someone and start him if he wins the job in camp, but its nice to have Charles on the back-burner if things don’t work out as planned. The longer he goes unsigned the cheaper he should be to sign. They don’t have much room left though, but there are ways around that.

  4. mikemyditka says: Apr 17, 2013 3:36 PM

    Correction: the 49ers did not sign CJ Spiller. They Signed CJ Spillman.

    Josh you just gave a heart attack to every Bills fans coming across this post…Do they really need the extra anguish?

    JOSH ALPER: Fixed it. Thanks.

  5. doomsdaydefensetx says: Apr 17, 2013 3:37 PM

    Woodson behind Willis, & Bowman? Scary stuff

  6. niners816 says: Apr 17, 2013 3:41 PM

    Get spanked by the Seahawks? You mean the 0 super bowl ring Seahawks? You mean the team that couldn’t take care of the Falcons? You mean the Seahawks who beat the Niners once? The same Niners who ya know actually beat the Falcons. Seattle fans are about as clueless as fans as you’ll meet. Win something of relevance before you attempt to talk trash.

  7. immafubared says: Apr 17, 2013 3:42 PM

    Wouldn’t teams just wait till after the draft now to see who they got. If then they need a Woodson, it ain’t like he went anywhere.
    Note, he has been in the injury mill the past three years so its not like he is the player he once was and I’m a huge Woodson fan, but hey it may be time to try something else.

  8. mjkelly77 says: Apr 17, 2013 3:54 PM

    A lot of these players would prefer to not play for hairbow, the unhinged one.

  9. paastahtroy says: Apr 17, 2013 4:05 PM

    The Seahawks are gunna go 3-0 vs. Niners this year!!!

  10. joey49er says: Apr 17, 2013 4:20 PM

    Seahawks will never win the division! Niners are the best team in the west! Goooo niners.

  11. deadbartender says: Apr 17, 2013 4:21 PM

    Seahawks are gonna go 3-0. They only play twice moron. Unless your counting your wildcard hope. Nice future. Stop eating mushrooms.

  12. hart089 says: Apr 17, 2013 4:24 PM

    paastahtroy says:Apr 17, 2013 4:05 PM

    The Seahawks are gunna go 3-0 vs. Niners this year!!!

    How about you win one in San Francisco first, baby steps

  13. mullman76 says: Apr 17, 2013 4:36 PM

    Charles will have to accept peanuts and end up playing for the Raiders. After waiting this long it won’t be about the $$$, but more to prove that he can still play at the NFL level.

    Full circle.

  14. 44boz says: Apr 17, 2013 4:45 PM

    The 49ers best corner would be at the end of the Seahawks bench.

    Woodson gets you excited Niner fans?

    That kinda makes me laugh.

  15. asimonetti88 says: Apr 17, 2013 4:59 PM

    Even in the 2000s when the 49ers were one of the worst teams in the NFL and the Seahawks were winning playoff games, the 49ers always did well against Seattle. We play everyone tough, but we play Seattle even tougher. It will be a fun season in the NFC West, all 4 teams are going to be pretty good.

  16. aces79 says: Apr 17, 2013 5:21 PM

    Thumbs up to that! Doesn’t hurt to add Woodson to the Roster would be a great addition all for the right price but still need a FS or DB in the Draft.

  17. ken49ers says: Apr 17, 2013 5:32 PM

    Sign him now.

  18. sixjak says: Apr 17, 2013 6:01 PM

    SEA has by many accounts won the offseason Superbowl. Tell me when this has ever panned out in the real season. Seahawks have Dream Team 2013 written all over them.

  19. djred34 says: Apr 17, 2013 7:14 PM

    Falcons need to get him ASAP!

  20. farvite says: Apr 17, 2013 8:29 PM

    Ted, pick up the GD phone and get this guy back in GB!!!

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