Charles Woodsen will be released.... Should we?
The Green Bay Packers will release 2009's Defensive Player of the Year, Charles Woodson, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported.
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"They're getting ready to release him. It's part of the business," agent Carl Poston said. "I just talked to him. He sounds like he has a lot of football left.
"He'd like to go play for a contender, win another Super Bowl."
Woodson was due $9 million in 2013 and would count $10 million against the cap. He's just not worth that any longer.
Woodson moved to safety last season as his cover skills declined. The Packers went with the cornerback trio of Tramon Williams, Sam Shields and rookie Casey Hayward. They have young talent in safeties Morgan Burnett, M.D. Jennings and Jerron McMillian.
It will be interesting to see where Woodson lands. He's 36 years old and not the same playmaker he once was. But Woodson brings a strong presence to the locker room and is an upgrade from over plenty of corners in the league.
He can cover on the inside, matches up well with athletic tight ends and is still disruptive around the line of scrimmage. His intelligence enables him to be a coach on the field and makes up for some physical limitations. Woodson always was a risk-taker, but that started to become a problem as he lost a step.
You have to take the good with the bad when it comes to Woodson at this point of his career.
There will be teams that want Woodson on the roster. He could be the missing veteran piece for an organization ready for a championship run.
Could be our missing piece