Thursday, March 7, 2013

Report: Dolphins, Jets have called about Woodson


The Miami Dolphins and New York Jets are poised to get younger -- the former by design and the latter by necessity, but both teams aren't ruling out any oldtimers just yet.

ESPN's Josina Anderson reported Thursday that the Dolphins and Jets "are among the teams that have called to discuss Charles Woodson."

The 36-year-old defensive back was cut by the Green Bay Packers earlier this year for salary cap purposes. (photo:

Woodson missed seven games last season due to a broken collarbone and played mostly at safety when he was in the lineup. The former elite cornerback will likely sign on as a centerfielder when he finds his new team.

The Jets' top three safeties from a year ago currently aren't slated to return, as Yeremiah Bell and LaRon Landry are poised for free agency and Eric Smith was released. They'd like to bring back Landry but would need at least one experienced safety going into next season regardless of what they do in the draft.

As for the Dolphins, Chris Clemons is set for free agency, and their secondary has already seen its top two cornerbacks from two years ago in Vontae Davis and Sean Smith take a hike, Davis by trade last summer and Smith via upcoming free agency.

One more thing. Woodson's agent told Anderson he wants to go to a "contender."

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