Dec 11, 2011; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson (21) during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Lambeau Field. The Packers defeated the Raiders 46-16. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports
The Green Bay Packers are preparing to release cornerback Charles Woodson after playing in just nine total games in 2012 while registering 50 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one interception and seven pass breakups. He missed much of the second-half of last season after suffering a broken collarbone, which was the same bone he broke in Super Bowl XLV.
His base salary for next season was $6.5 million with a roster bonus of $2.5 million coming the first day of training camp.
Woodson also turns 37 years old in October, but could provide some team a veteran presence while likely continuing to play safety after he switched there last season after playing corner for the duration of his 14-year NFL career.
In 100 games with the Packers, Woodson had 38 interceptions, 11.5 sacks, 15 forced fumbles and 10 touchdowns.The future hall-of-famer has 55 career interceptions to go with 119 pass defenses. He can now be signed by any NFL team, as he was released prior to the start of free agency.