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Defensive back Charles Woodson helped the Packers win the Super Bowl two years ago
Charles Woodson was due a base salary of $6.5 million with a roster bonus of $2.5 million the first day of training camp, so it was only a matter of time before the Packers either renegotiated the future Hall of Famer’s contract or simply moved on without him. GM Ted Thompson opted for choice No. 2 on Friday.
“We are grateful for all that Charles has given to the Green Bay Packers over the past seven years,” Thompson said. “He has been an integral part of the Packers’ success and our Super Bowl title in 2010 would not have been possible without his contributions. A once-in-a-generation talent as a player, he is also a great leader and ambassador for the organization off the field. Charles will always be a member of the Packers family and we look forward to his eventual induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.”
How do I feel about this decision? Well, here’s the first paragraph of a post I starting writing a few days ago: ”Charles Woodson and A.J. Hawk need to be released, and it’s not because of the $16 million the two veterans are scheduled to make in 2013. Truth is, I would advocate getting rid of both players even if their combined salaries were $1.6 million. Why? Because the defense won’t get substantially better next season by holding on to a slightly above-average inside linebacker and a clearly descending safety.”
Woodson played in only seven games this past season due to a broken collarbone. Prior to the injury, the 36-year-old was performing decently in his first season at safety, but even the change in positions couldn’t hide his rapidly diminishing physical skills. While Woodson was still physical against the run, he had little explosiveness as a blitzer, his range was just adequate and his man-cover skills were limited.
As of today, M.D. Jennings and Jerron McMillian are the front-runners to replace Woodson at safety in 2013. Of the two, McMillian has the much bigger upside. While the former Maine star made too many mental mistakes in an up-and-down rookie season, he did flash intriguing potential. He runs well and he loves to hit, and those are two things you can’t say about many other members of the defense. The position could also be bolstered in the next couple of months by either a veteran free agent or a draft choice.
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The Green Bay Packers are set to release Charles Woodson, according to a report [...]
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Charles Woodson’s agent Carl Poston claims the Green Bay Packers will be releasing his client.
Carl Poston, Charles Woodson’s agent, tells me: “They’re getting ready to release him. It’s part of the business.”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 15, 2013
Woodson looks like he has some football left in him. You have to...
GREEN BAY, Wis. Respected veteran players like Charles Woodson can have an impact on NFL teams, even if it's not with their on-field production. It's impossible to quantify the value that it adds, but many players believe it to be true and sometimes that is more than half the battle while the collective group physically and mentally grinds through a challenging season.
Charles Woodson could be an interesting fit for Patriots - Sports - The Boston Globe:
It is being reported out of Green Bay that the Packers are releasing former All-Pro defensive back Charles Woodson.With this move, Woodson should become the most targeted defensive player by all teams looking for a safety or simply a leader that can lead their defense to greatness.Woodson had a down season in 2012, only playing seven games.He had 38 combined tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1...
The Green Bay Packers are expected to release veteran cornerback Charles Woodson. How did the news break? His wine company’s Twitter account.
Thank you Green Bay it was a great run! twitter.com/TwentyFourWine…
— Rick Ruiz (@TwentyFourWines) February 15, 2013
At first, people were as confused as can be. Why would a wine company with a user name “Rick Ruiz” Tweet...
According to a report, the Green Bay Packers are set to release defensive back Charles Woodson. Woodson, 36, was moved from cornerback to safety last season.
Money is the main issue for the decision. Woodson was set to make $9 million in 2013. The former Heisman trophy winner is an eight time pro-bowler and NFL defensive player of the year in 2009. He has 55 interceptions in 206 career NFL
I don’t really see it with Woodson because I think McCourty is more of the free safety-type...
If he is healthy he can help a team, but he is far removed from his glory days.
Released DB Charles Woodson’s agent Carl Poston: “He’d like to go play for a contender, win another Super Bowl. He caught that bug.”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 15, 2013
It is a part of the game, but any time a future Hall of Famer is cut it comes as a surprise to everyone. On Friday morning the Green Bay Packers released S Charles Woodson.
Charles Woodson spent 7 seasons in Green Bay, winning his first Super Bowl in 2010 and AP Defensive Player of the Year in 2009. Woodson started at CB for the Packers until this season when they moved him to...
Charles Woodson doesn’t have a football job.
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Without the retirement of Donald Driver and Jeff Saturday and Friday's release of Charles Woodson, the Packers have just one player older than 30 years old.