Although they were met with a contractual stiff-arm, the Broncos remain in play for the services of veteran defensive back Charles Woodson.

Initial negotiations that wrapped up Woodson's visit to the team's Dove Valley headquarters Wednesday hit a snag, enough for the 2009 NFL defensive player of the year to hold off on making a commitment.

So Woodson remains a free agent in no particular rush.

As a player planning to play at least his 16th NFL season, Woodson doesn't really need organized team activities, which begin Monday.

Besides, the Oakland Raiders remain an option for Woodson. He played his first eight NFL seasons with the Raiders. Perhaps as alluring as the Raiders themselves is the location of the team's training camp: Napa Valley, Calif., where Woodson is the proprietor of TwentyFour winery.

Woodson's wine business specializes in fine Cabernet Sauvignon, according to its website.

Woodson, who turns 37 in October, was a coverage cornerback for most of his career but found new life with Green Bay, where he played a mix of nickel back, strong safety, blitzer and rover.

The Broncos have one of the league's best young nickel backs in Chris Harris, so the expectation is Woodson would primarily play strong safety with the Broncos. That is, providing they can lure him away from Napa Valley.