Packers Release DB Charles Woodson

The Packers made a move that many saw coming, as the team announced the release of veteran DB Charles Woodson.

The 36-year-old is out of a job with two years left on his deal with the Packers. The team clears about $10 mil in cap space with Woodson’s release.

“We are grateful for all that Charles has given to the Green Bay Packers over the past seven years,” general manager Ted 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.”

Carl Poston, Woodson’s agent, says that Woodson will play again in 2013.

“The Packers told Charles they’re going in a different direction,” Poston said. “Charles told me he still wants to play — for a Super Bowl contender.”

Woodson signed a five-year deal before the 2010 season that was worth as much as $55 million. He missed nine games during the 2012 regular season because of a broken right collarbone and played in two postseason games for the Packers in his seventh year with the franchise.

“We had a good run,” Woodson wrote to ESPNWisconsin.com in a text message.


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