Various players around the NFL are making it clear that they think former Green Bay Packers defensive back Charles Woodson can still play.
According to Steve Wyche of NFL Network, both Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson and Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark “pleaded” for Woodson to join their respective teams Monday.
Lions WR Nate Burleson & Steelers S Ryan Clark each pleaded for free agent CB Charles Woodson to join their teams on @nfl_am on NFL Network.
— Steve Wyche (@wyche89) February 18, 2013
Neither the Lions or Steelers made the postseason last season.
Shortly after Woodson’s release last Friday, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was one of the first to invite the 36-year-old to a new NFL city.
Of course, players don’t make personnel decisions. But the constant outpouring of support for Woodson shows what kind of respect Woodson still maintains around the NFL.
Also on NFL AM, former Packers quarterback Brett Favre said he was “surprised” by the Packers’ decision to cut Woodson, citing that the safety might still be the “most instinctive player” in the NFL.