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Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson willing to play safety

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Veteran cornerback Charles Woodson says he would be willing to move to safety for the Green Bay Packers if the team needed him there.

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In an interview on WAUK-AM in Milwaukee, Woodson said that he’d be happy to move to safety but he’s not sure who would take his place at cornerback.

“I think that it comes down to what the other guys are going to be able to do as far as the cornerback position is concerned,” Woodson said. “If one of those guys can take over that role and make the plays that need to be made at corner ... with Nick Collins leaving, [and if] they need me to play safety, I’m not opposed to that. But I think that we have to make sure that cornerback position is going to be solidified and we’re comfortable with who is going to be out there at the corner.”

The Packers selected Vanderbilt cornerback Casey Hayward in the second round of this year's draft, but it is unclear if he is ready to start. Woodson said he was thrilled the Packers used their first six draft picks on defense.

“Last year, the way it went down and how poorly defensively we played, it was evident that we needed some extra push. So I was very excited.”

The eight-time Pro Bowler (three times first-team All Pro) has played every one of his 14 seasons at cornerback. He has recored 54 interceptions and scored 12 touchdowns.

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