Broncos, Woodson still negotiating; Giants only interested at minimum salary

Carl Poston, the agent for Charles Woodson, provided an update on the status of his client this morning, via Josina Anderson:

Charles Woodson had a good meeting with the Denver Broncos. I believe they feel his versatile style will help their defense shine more. We remain in discussions with them. Charles is also still talking to Oakland, and a new team entered the mix during his visit to Colorado.

Was Poston referring to the Panthers?

Carolina head coach Ron Rivera declined to specifically acknowledge the team's interest in Woodson on Wednesday.

But there's been no shortage of reports that the Panthers are in on the former Heisman winner.

And now comes further word from Poston via Anderson, that the Giants have "put their toe in the water again" for Woodson.

Are the Panthers the unnamed third team, or are the Giants? Do the Giants make for four teams?

Actually, Josina has since clarified those very questions - she says the Giants aren't the so-called mystery team. We'll continue to assume that's the Panthers.

So, will there be a recruiting war between the Manning brothers?

It doesn't sound like it, as Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News (via reports that the Giants would only be interested in Woodson on a one-year deal for around the veteran minimum, which in his case would be a $940K salary in 2013.

Is Woodson holding out for a second year? Would the Broncos provide at least a partial guarantee for 2014, on top of what we're guessing is a fully guaranteed salary in 2013?

But given Vacchiano's report, it could even be that the going rate for Woodson is somewhere below the $4M/year we've suggested it might be.

As always, we'll keep you posted.

Updated 2:44pm ET

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