Packers release Charles Woodson
The Green Bay Packers have decided to release veteran defensive back, and 8-time Pro Bowler, Charles Woodson. He has been with the team since 2006 and was named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2009.
The 36 year old made the move from corner to safety this year after missing 9 games due to a broke collarbone. The move was also due to his diminishing ability to cover on the corners. Woodson’s agent Carl Poston commented on the situation saying, “They’re getting ready to release him. It’s part of the business. I just talked to him. He sounds like he has a lot of football left. He’d like to play for a contender, win another Super Bowl,” reported ESPN.
Woodson had 2 years and $20 million remaining on his contract with the Packers. He was also set to receive a $2.5 million roster bonus on the first day of training camp according to Yahoo Sports. This move will free up $10 million of cap space for the team to pursue other interests.
He leaves behind a great legacy with the Packers racking up 38 interceptions, 11.5 sacks in 7 years with the team. These numbers add to his career totals of 55 interceptions and 17 sacks in his 15 years with the league.
Woodson is looking to continue his career with a contender in hopes of adding another ring to his finger.