Charles Woodson didn't hide his feelings when asked about the NFL's elimination of the "Tuck Rule."
"Hallelujah," Woodson said with a laugh Wednesday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access," "It shouldn't have taken this long. It's been 11 years I guess now. It's about time that they turned it over. It really was just a badly explained rule from the jump, and it didn't make a whole lot of sense the way the rule was interpreted.
"So I think the best thing was for them to just throw it out."
"There's certain times where I think about it, especially during the playoffs," Woodson said. "You think about the times you've had the opportunity to be in the playoffs and have a chance to advance. You think about it. You think about lost opportunities. And you think about it.
"But I haven't thought about it for some time now, and all of a sudden, it (the "Tuck Rule") was up for repeal. I was just hoping that it got passed, or that it got thrown out. So that's good -- good for the NFL."
Woodson remains a free agent after being released by the Green Bay Packers. The market has not been strong for the 36-year-old defensive back.
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"I thought it would be a little more interest," Woodson said. "I think, looking back, this is my second time in free agency and I've kind of been shunned both times. So I guess this time around, I'm a little more patient with it and just waiting around to see what happens.
"I don't take it personal. I understand how the game goes, I've seen it for 15 years now, and I've seen how it works. Just got to have a little patience."
The free-agent market hasn't been particularly strong for defensive backs in general, but Woodson will land on a roster somewhere. He's on the backside of his career and doesn't cover like he used to, but he has a strong locker-room presence and brings a brilliant football mind to the meeting room. The money won't be great, he'll be a full-time safety and might not start, but Woodson still has value -- especially from a depth perspective.