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Charles Godfrey | Defensive Back | #30

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/15/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 210
College: Iowa
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (67) / CAR

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Falcons S Charles Godfrey has retired from the NFL.
Godfrey re-signed in March after appearing in eight games last year. He was competing for one of the final spots on the 53-man roster. A 2008 third-round pick of the Panthers, Godfrey finishes his career with 384 tackles and 11 interceptions. Wed, Jul 27, 2016 05:02:00 PM

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Falcons re-signed S Charles Godfrey to a one-year, $965,000 contract.

Godfrey yo-yoed on and off the 53-man roster last season, ultimately appearing in eight games. Going on 31, he'll compete for spots as a reserve and special teamer.
Mon, Mar 14, 2016 05:01:00 PM

Falcons re-signed S Charles Godfrey.

LB Allen Bradford was released in a corresponding roster move. Godfrey's return one week after getting released bodes poorly for William Moore's (groin) Week 8 status.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 04:46:00 PM

Falcons released S Charles Godfrey.

The Falcons decided they needed depth at linebacker more than safety. Godfrey has been cut loose for fellow veteran Philip Wheeler.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 03:32:00 PM

Falcons re-signed S Charles Godfrey.

The Falcons cut Godfrey after Week 1. His re-signing would suggest Ricardo Allen isn't close to returning from a sprained MCL. Godfrey played 212 snaps for the Panthers last year, splitting time between safety and cornerback.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 01:55:00 PM

Falcons released S Charles Godfrey.

Godfrey was briefly considered the frontrunner for Atlanta's free safety job, but quickly fell behind. He didn't play a snap in Monday's win over the Eagles. Going on 30, Godfrey's phone won't be ringing off the hook on the open market.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 02:38:00 PM

Charles Godfrey is considered the frontrunner for the Falcons' starting free safety job.

As Seattle's defensive coordinator, Dan Quinn was blessed with free safety Earl Thomas and strong safety Kam Chancellor. In Atlanta, he'll have to make do with William Moore at strong safety and a mess at free safety. Godfrey, who was on the street midway through last year, will be battling Kemal Ishmael and Ricardo Allen.
Mon, May 18, 2015 10:31:00 AM

Falcons re-signed S Charles Godfrey to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

Godfrey appeared in 12 games between the Panthers and Falcons last season. Cut by Carolina on October 21, he was signed by Atlanta seven days later. $1.5 million is surprising money for a player who didn't play a single snap on defense for Atlanta, and suggests he has an inside track to a roster spot.
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 03:31:00 PM

Falcons signed DB Charles Godfrey.

S Sean Baker has been waived in a corresponding roster move. Extremely ineffective in the slot for the Panthers this season, Godfrey will presumably revert to safety for the Falcons' injury-riddled and inept defense.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 04:34:00 PM

Panthers released DB Charles Godfrey.

OG Chris Scott was promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding roster move. The Panthers' No. 3 safety and No. 4 cornerback, Godfrey is taking the fall for the horrid play of Carolina's secondary. A seven-year veteran, Godfrey missed 14 games in 2013 with a torn Achilles' tendon. The injury apparently took with it a good deal of Godfrey's effectiveness, as he had been getting smoked both at safety and in the slot. A month shy of his 29th birthday, Godfrey will search for reserve work.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 03:10:00 PM

Former safety Charles Godfrey and rookie CB Bene Benwikere will compete for slot corner duties.

Godfrey is moving to corner full time, and will compete for an every-down role. Short of that, Godfrey will be expected to man the slot in nickel packages. He could be given a run for his money by fifth-rounder Benwikere. Benwikere ran a slow 40 at the Combine but showed impressive burst with a 40-plus-inch vertical and 10-foot-2 broad jump. Both players should see defensive snaps this season.
Sat, May 24, 2014 10:10:00 AM

Panthers GM Dave Gettleman said the team is moving Charles Godfrey to cornerback full-time.

Godfrey took a $4.25 million pay cut last week to keep his roster spot, and he's now going to be asked to cover the slot for the Panthers. Thomas DeCoud will handle free safety, while Roman Harper holds down the strong safety spot. Godfrey started 20-plus college games at corner for Iowa in the mid-2000s.
Sun, May 11, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Panthers FS Charles Godfrey has agreed to a pay cut.

Godfrey's base salary has been slashed from $5 million to $750,000. He can earn $1.7 million of it back via per-game roster bonuses. The move creates over $4 million in cap room for the cap-strapped Panthers. Godfrey is coming off a torn Achilles' and is expected to handle free safety and nickel corner duties.
Tue, May 6, 2014 02:43:00 PM

The Panthers are expected to use FS Charles Godfrey as a slot corner in nickel packages.

Godfrey should open the season as the Panthers' starting free safety and will replace Captain Munnerlyn as the primary nickel back. He counts $7.1 million against the cap and is a candidate to restructure coming off an Achilles' injury. Godfrey is unlikely to be a cap casualty because releasing him would leave $5 million in dead money. His status for OTAs remains questionable.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 04:05:00 PM

Panthers GM Dave Gettleman was noncommittal on the status of FS Charles Godfrey's future with the team.

Gettleman said Godfrey, who tore his Achilles' in Week 2, has to get healthy first. He's currently counting $7.1 million against the cap, while releasing him would leave $5 million in dead money. If the Panthers add a safety in May's draft, they could skate by with a rookie and Roman Harper on the back end. The more likely scenario would be to try and get Godfrey to take a pay cut.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 11:44:00 AM

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