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Graham may contact CB turned S Woodson

Posted by Chris Brown on May 28, 2015 – 11:48 am

As we covered on, veteran DB Corey Graham will be lining up at safety throughout the 10 OTA sessions this spring in an effort to be ready to play safety if the defensive staff determines that’s where he can help the team the most. It may help that Graham’s favorite player as a young up and comer himself is Oakland S Charles Woodson, a player who made the corner to safety transition a successful one.

Woodson transitioned to the safety position in 2012 after 14 seasons at cornerback. He’ll be playing his 18th NFL season this fall with Oakland, his fourth at safety. Graham calls Woodson his favorite all-time player and has met him a couple of times, but did not have the courage to really bend his ear. Now as he undertakes the task of learning to play the safety position, he admits that a phone call to Woodson might not be a bad idea.

“I’ve only talked to him like two times in my life,” said Graham of Woodson. “I was at the Pro Bowl and his locker was right next to mine and I still I’m just that type of person that didn’t want to open up to him. He’s my favorite player and I didn’t even say too much to him other than little talk. It would be interesting to try to talk to him and pick his brain a little bit.”

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Woodson practicing

Posted by Chris Brown on September 17, 2010 – 11:36 am

Packers CB Charles Woodson is practicing today (Friday).

That according to the team’s most recent twitter post.

packers    Charles Woodson back at practice on Friday. Korey Hall, Daryn Colledge sitting out. Updates forthcoming.

He did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday with a toe injury.

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Packers injury update

Posted by Chris Brown on September 16, 2010 – 3:24 pm

Two of Green Bay’s key defenders are still dealing with injuries.

CB Charles Woodson, the league’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2009, did not practice for a second straight day due to a toe injury. We’ll obviously know more about his status for Sunday on Friday when designations on the player’s likelihood of playing is provided.

If he can’t go however, the Packers secondary will be very, very young. Their nickel corner is undrafted rookie Sam Shields, who would presumably step in for Woodson at LCB.

Fourth and fifth corners Pat Lee and Brandon Underwood have seen time in all of 16 NFL games between them. 

Meanwhile it looks like OLB Clay Matthews is being paced through the practice week with a hamstring injury. He’s been dealing with the hamstring injury since the preseason as he did not play in a single preseason contest while recovering.

He didn’t show any rust in the opener with 3 sacks (he was credited with an additional earlier this week) a forced fumble and 4 QB hits. But he was limited for a second straight day.

Also limited in practice for Green Bay were starting LT Chad Clifton (knee), starting DE Cullen Jenkins (hand) and reserve DE Mike Neal (rib). Backup LB Desmond Bishop did not practice for a second straight day.

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