Green Bay Packers strong safety Charles Woodson (21) during a game against the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco, Jan. 12, 2013.
Green Bay Packers strong safety Charles Woodson (21) during a game against the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco, Jan. 12, 2013. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

The Broncos will visit Wednesday with former Green Bay Packers cornerback/safety Charles Woodson.

Hoping to play in his 16th NFL season, Woodson's career went from decent to disappointing in his first eight seasons in Oakland, then to future Hall of Famer in his seven seasons with the Packers.

A ballhawking cornerback and punt returner initially with Green Bay, Woodson became a unique nickelback weapon in 2010-11, then was converted to strong safety last season.

Woodson, 36, was released to free agency in March, but aside from a visit with the San Francisco 49ers, has drawn little interest. If the Broncos sign Woodson, the expectation is he would compete with Mike Adams and Quinton Carter at strong safety, or could be used as an extra defensive back in nickel and dime coverages.

Woodson is second among active players with 55 career interceptions. The Broncos' Champ Bailey is third with 52. The active leader is Houston safety Ed Reed with 61.

Entering the 1997 college football season, current Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, then a senior Tennessee quarterback, was the clear front-runner for the Heisman, while Woodson was a junior corner at Michigan. But when Manning's Tennessee Vols lost to Florida, Woodson became the only predominant defensive player to win the Heisman, clinching the award thanks to a spectacular final game against Ohio State in which he returned a punt for a touchdown, intercepted a pass in the end zone, and had a 37-yard reception as a receiver.

In the subsequent 1998 NFL draft, Manning was selected No. 1 by Indianapolis and Woodson went No. 4 to Oakland.

Although the Broncos are willing to take a chance on Woodson despite his advanced years, the team has no interest in signing middle linebacker Brian Urlacher.