SANTA CLARA -- Defensive back Charles Woodson's inability to sign a contract upon a March 13 visit has him doubting the 49ers as a potential suitor.
"I was up there three or four weeks ago and they let me get out of there, so that wasn't a good sign so I don't know if that is going to happen or not," Woodson said Friday on the NFL Network.
Woodson, 36, believes he is being discriminated against by his age in free agency.
"That's just how it goes with older guys in the NFL. I am 36 years old, so, of course, I am considered ancient in the game right now," Woodson said. "If you are an older guy, they kind of push you to the side and maybe they will look at you later down the road and when they figure they can get you much cheaper than what you are asking for. I don't worry too much about it right now."
Woodson is looking to play a 16th season, having played his first eight years with the Raiders before an exceptional, seven-year tenure with the Green Bay Packers.
Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, Woodson's former Raiders teammate a decade ago, signed a one-year deal with the 49ers earlier this week. Asomugha visited the 49ers facility a day after Woodson did. While Asomugha will compete at cornerback, Woodson was considered an option at free safety, where the 49ers lost Dashon Goldson in free agency. The 49ers might have already found a replacement to Goldson by signing former Rams safety Craig Dahl to a three-year deal.
"I am a football player. I am not a corner, I am not a safety; I am just a guy that can play football," Woodson added. "You can put me in anywhere on that field, in any situation, and I am going to get it done. I call myself 'Seasoning Salt:' You can put me in anything and I will make it better. I am just waiting on an opportunity.
"I am just waiting around. We put feelers out and there isn't much right now. Just being patient. I went through this one time . . . coming out of Oakland. I am in that same situation now. Just have to be a little patient. I will land somewhere and help somebody win."