"There's always an open door to negotiating," said Tracy Porter. "It's not something I'm doing purposely. I'm not trying to make him wear No. 49 or anything like that. Everything has to work itself out, and hopefully it will and we'll take it from there. It's not a big deal right now. It's not like we've got a game tomorrow. We have until September to get his number."
When pressed for what price Porter would demand to relinquish the number, he said "I don't know. I really don't know. I'll have to think about that."
Now Darelle Revis has given Porter some food for thought as he has set the going rate to retrieve the number 24 -- $50,000.
That's what Revis gave his new Buccaneers teammate, Mark Barron, to pry him away from the number 24, which Revis had worn for the first six seasons of his All Pro career.
Woodson had worn the number 21 the past seven seasons in Green Bay but the first eight seasons of his career, he wore the number 24 in Silver and Black. Now he wants it back but it could cost him.
Previous to this latest transaction, he had hoped he wouldn't have to fork over anything.
"The 24, I think it'll eventually work itself out so I'm really not too worried about it right now," said Woodson. "I really ain't trying to pay nothing, but we'll see what happens."
Well, paying nothing may be less of an option now that a monetary figure has been set.