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July 28, 2016 12:52 AM
Charles Godfrey: Decides to retire
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Godfrey has decided to retire after eight NFL seasons, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.

Godfrey was signed by the Falcons on multiple occasions last year, as well as going into this offseason. Entering his ninth NFL season, the safety was unlikely to see much time on the field and apparently decided that retirement was a preferable option. In his eight seasons, Godfrey recorded 11 interceptions, 34 passes defensed and 384 tackles while playing seven seasons in Carolina and one in Atlanta.

April 6, 2016 07:19 PM
Falcons' Charles Godfrey: Signs one-year deal with Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Godfrey has agreed to a one-year deal with the Falcons, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.

Godfrey has now signed with the Falcons five times since October of 2014, a testimony to his situation in Atlanta as a fill-in rather than a focal point on the Falcons' defense. The veteran safety recorded only 12 total tackles in 2015 and will more than likely serve as a backup to young safeties Ricardo Allen and Kemal Ishmael in 2016. Don't look for Godfrey to make much fantasy noise this coming season.

January 18, 2016 10:40 PM
Falcons' Charles Godfrey: Role diminishes in 2015
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Godfrey was limited to 10 tackles and a forced fumble in 2015.

Kemal Ishmael beat out Godfrey for the starting role, and he failed to produce in a limited role. Godfrey enters the offseason without a contract, and it seems like he'll be looking for a new team when free agency begins.

October 27, 2015 04:17 PM
Charles Godfrey: Re-signs with Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Godfrey was re-signed by the Falcons on Tuesday.

With William Moore (groin) in danger of missing Week 8, the Falcons need extra depth at safety. Even if Moore can't go, Godfrey will likely have a very limited role.

October 27, 2015 04:17 PM
Charles Godfrey: Re-signs with Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Godfrey was re-signed by the Falcons on Tuesday.

With William Moore (groin) in danger of missing Week 8, the Falcons need extra depth at safety. Even if Moore can't go, Godfrey will likely have a very limited role.

September 15, 2015 02:50 PM
Veteran FS Charles Godfrey waived by Falcons
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Falcons have waived free safety Charles Godfrey to make room on their roster for offensive tackle Jake Long.

The veteran has faded since his days as a starter for Carolina. He has played in just 15 games over the last four seasons.

June 1, 2015 02:03 PM
Charles Godfrey making strides at safety for Falcons
by Elliot Smith | CBSSports.com

Charles Godfrey didn't make much of an impact during his first season with the Falcons after seven years with the Panthers, but under new coach Dan Quinn, Godfrey has the inside track on earning the free safety position, according to the team's website. 

Godfrey has the size and speed reminiscent to Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, and the Falcons, with former Hawks DC Quinn as coach, will play a similar, aggressive pass defense. 

"(I have the) ability to get to the ball and to make plays when I get to the ball," Godfrey said. "Also, my ability to see the whole field. I have a long ways to go; I'm far from there. But the good thing is we're going to keep watching film and keep pushing."

Godfrey has 11 career interceptions, but none since 2012. 

June 1, 2015 03:48 PM
Falcons sign safety Charles Godfrey to extension
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Falcons signed safety Charles Godfrey to a contract extension Thursday, the team announced.

Godfrey played for the Falcons and Panthers in 2014. In 13 games between the two teams, Godfrey totaled 19 tackles.

June 2, 2015 04:31 AM
Steven Jackson among notable players inactive for Falcons
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The following players were ruled inactive for the Falcons in Week 17 against Carolina: cornerback Ricardo Allen, safety Charles Godfrey, running back Steven Jackson, defensive end Stansly Maponga, quarterback Sean Renfree, tackle Jonathan Scott and linebacker Tyler Starr.

Jackson entered this week as questionable after suffering a quadriceps injury against New Orleans in Week 16. Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman will share the load. Jackson could return to action in the postseason, if Atlanta defeat Carolina on Sunday.

June 2, 2015 04:39 AM
Falcons unveil inactives for Week 16 clash at New Orleans
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Falcons have ruled the following players inactive for Sunday's game against the Saints: Quarterback Sean Renfree, safety Charles Godfrey, cornerback Ricardo Allen, linebacker Tyler Starr, guard Jon Asamoah, defensive end Stansly Maponga and James Anderson.

June 2, 2015 04:55 AM
Falcons unveil inactives for Monday Night Football
by Larry Hartstein |

The Falcons ruled the following players inactive for Monday's game at Green Bay: cornerback Robert Alford (wrist), quarterback Sean Renfree, linebacker James Anderson, safety Charles Godfrey, offensive tackle Jonathan Scott, linebacker Tyler Starr and defensive end Stansly Maponga (elbow).

June 2, 2015 05:48 AM
Falcons swap out safeties
by Larry Hartstein |

The Falcons signed safety Charles Godfrey and waived safety Sean Baker, the team announced.

June 2, 2015 05:56 AM
Report: Panthers release S Charles Godfrey
by Larry Hartstein |

The Panthers released safety Charles Godfrey, reports ESPN's Adam Caplan. Godfrey, 28, made 19 tackles in seven games this season.

June 2, 2015 06:27 AM
Panthers in good health heading into Sunday battle
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Only two Panthers have been deemed any lower than questionable for the Sunday game in Baltimore. They are running back Fozzy Whittaker (thigh) and tackle Garry Williams (back).

Linebacker Thomas Davis (hip) and running back Jonathan Stewart (knee) are questionable while wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (thigh), cornerback Charles Godfrey (ankle), safety Roman Harper (knee) and running back DeAngelo Williams (thigh) are probable.

June 2, 2015 07:29 AM
Charles Godfrey slow to adjust to new position
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Panthers cornerback Charles Godfrey has been slow to adjust to his new position in his transition from safety, ESPN.com reports.

Godfrey, who is returning from a torn Achilles, has what coach Ron Rivera calls "dirty eyes," peeking into the backfield during plays and getting beat deep. He has an uphill battle ahead if he wants to win a starting job before the beginning of the season.

June 1, 2015 08:58 PM
Charles Godfrey takes pay cut
by Larry Hartstein |

Panthers safety Charles Godfrey agreed to a pay cut that reduced his 2014 base salary from $5 million to 750,000, though he can earn $1.7 million back through incentives, reports ESPN. Godfrey is coming back from a torn Achilles that limited him to two games last year.

June 1, 2015 09:49 PM
Charles Godfrey's roster spot not safe
by Larry Hartstein |

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman was noncommittal on free safety Charles Godfrey, who has a $7.1 million cap figure and is coming off Achilles surgery, reports the Charlotte Observer. Gettleman said Godfrey, who tore his Achilles in Week 2, is part of the team's evaluation process.

The 28-year-old has spent his entire career with Carolina, posting at least 69 tackles in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

June 1, 2015 10:41 PM
Charles Godfrey a potential cap casualty
by Larry Hartstein |

Panthers safety Charles Godfrey, who missed all but two games last season with an Achilles' injury, is a candidate for release, reports the Charlotte Observer. Godfrey, 28, is set to make $5 million in 2014 and count $7.1 million against the salary cap.

June 2, 2015 06:36 PM
Panthers make roster move Tuesday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The Panthers announced Tuesday they signed rookie safety Robert Lester off the practice squad to take the roster spot of Charles Godfrey, who was placed on injured reserve with an Achilles injury.

June 2, 2015 06:38 PM
Charles Godfrey will miss rest of season
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Panthers coach Ron Rivera told reporters Monday safety Charles Godfrey is done for the season after tearing his Achilles Week 2 at Buffalo.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/210
Birthdate:
11/15/1985
Age:
36
Hometown:
Baytown, TX, USA
School:
Iowa
NFL Experience:
9
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