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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:41 PM

Charles Woodson to be released by Green Bay Packers after seven seasons

Charles Woodson won a Super Bowl, a Defensive Player of the Year and was named to four Pro Bowl teams during his seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers. His bulky contract and declining skills, though, made Friday’s news that the Packers were set to release Woodson come as little surprise. Woodson was due to make $6.5 million in base salary in 2013, with close to $3 million more available in bonuses. Those numbers proved too hefty for Green Bay to commit to a 37-year-old defensive back, who struggled to produce when he was on the field last season.

News of Green Bay’s decision actually broke first via the official Twitter account of Woodson’s winery, Twenty Four Wines, which tweeted: “Thank you Green Bay it was a great run!”

Woodson’s agent, Carl Poston, later confirmed to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport that the release was coming, adding, “It’s part of the business.” Also according to Rapaport, Poston said that his client does not plan to retire and would “like to go play for a contender, win another Super Bowl.”

That desire likely narrows down the list of teams Woodson would consider. But is there still a market for Woodson out there?

Read more: http://nfl.si.com/2013/02/15/charles-woodson-green-bay-packers-release/?sct=hp_t2_a3&eref=sihp

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madinmaryland Feb 2013 OP
MrSlayer Feb 2013 #1
a kennedy Feb 2013 #2
Auggie Feb 2013 #3
ScreamingMeemie Feb 2013 #4
TBF Feb 2013 #5

Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:52 AM

1. I'd take end of the line Woodson over Nnamdi "Turnstyle" Asomugha any day.

 

At least he tries. At least he still makes a play every once in a while.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:33 AM

2. I'm just sick over this, I know it's a business, but sheesh......

I hate it. GO PACK GO.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:58 AM

3. Felt the same way ...

when Lott, Rice & Montana were released from the 49ers. All had productive years left.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:01 PM

4. There should be. When he came back from his injury, he was the sole reason why the Pack

won a couple.

I think he would be a great fit with the Lions. They need help at secondary, they are a Super Bowl contender (whether people want to believe that or not--Matt Stafford is the most disrespected QB in the NFL), and he would bring a bit of maturity (God, I never thought I would say that about Woodson ) to the locker room.

We're going to miss you 21.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:38 AM

5. I think so as well. They need to free up some money -

Personally I really like Morgan Burnett and they need to be able to keep James Jones. But other teams should want Woodson - at this point he's an excellent trainer/leader for younger teammates to learn from. He should be marketable.

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