September 30, 2014

Packers expected to release Woodson (AUDIO)

According to an NFL Network report, the Green Bay Packers have decided to release

Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson

veteran safety Charles Woodson.

The 36-year-old Woodson was set to earn $6.5-million in base salary next season and an additional $2.5-million in signing bonus money the first day of training camp.

Woodson originally signed with the Packers in 2006.  He was named the 2009 defensive player-of-the-year.  Since arriving in Green Bay, Woodson has picked off 38 passes and earned 11 1/2 sacks in 100 games.

Woodson missed a good portion of last season with a broken collarbone and was upset because he felt the media had written him off.

AUDIO: Charles Woodson not happy the local media had written him off :12

Woodson told reporters during the season that being out for such a long period of time was very difficult.

AUDIO: Woodson says sitting was tough :18

The Packers received good secondary play from rookies Casey Hayward and Jerron McMillian, as well as young players Morgan Burnett and M.D. Jennings when Woodson was out with his collarbone injury.