Woodson begins training camp as starter at safetyWisconsin Sports
-- Green Bay Packers’ corner Charles Woodson is expected to spend more time at safety this year.
Green Bay Packers’ corner Charles Woodson is expected to spend more time at safety this year. In yesterday’s first training camp practice, Woodson spent a lot of time at the spot held by starter Charlie Peprah before he was cut on Tuesday. Coach Mike McCarthy says it’s not really a new development, as Woodson has played at the spot before in various packages. McCarthy says the big thing is to get the 35-year-old Woodson closer to the ball, and have him use his veteran instincts more – similar to a quarterback on offense. Meanwhile, the Packers have made a host of other changes to try and improve a defense that was the N-F-L’s worst a year ago. At corner, Jarrett Bush was at a Number-One corner spot yesterday, ahead of Sam Shields. And first-round draft pick Nick Perry was at the Number-One outside linebacker spot opposite Clay Matthews. Second-year pro D-J Smith was with the Number-One defense at inside linebacker in place of Desmond Bishop, who failed his physical on Wednesday a calf injury from a personal workout. Camp continues today with another practice at 8:15.