Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
4 Pages123>»
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline Rockmolder  
#1 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 9:41:45 AM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2010

Netherlands
Joined: 9/14/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 245
Applause Received: 384
NFL.com

Quote:
The defensive back's agent told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport the team is going to cut Woodson.


There's no article yet, but that's what's on their main page right now.

EDIT: There's an article on the Journal Sentinel now.

Report: Packers to release S Charles Woodson

by Tyler Dunne of the Journal Sentinel

Quote:
Green Bay --- After seven years and 100 games, Charles Woodson's illustrious career in Green Bay is coming to an end. The Packers have decided to release the veteran safety, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. Earlier Friday, the account for Woodson's wine company also tweeted a good-bye.

The news does not come as a complete surprise. This was one area in which Packers general manager Ted Thompson could save a lot of money in the salary cap. Turning 37 years old in October, Woodson has suffered two broken collarbones on the back end of his career.

And in his 16th NFL season, Woodson was due a base salary of $6.5 million with a roster bonus of $2.5 million the first day of training camp. That's a lot of money to pay an aging player who isn't the same dynamic force at safety that he was at cornerback. The emergence of rookie Casey Hayward in the slot likely made Green Bay's decision easier. Green Bay also played without Woodson for nine games last year. While he sat out with a broken collarbone, M.D. Jennings and Jerron McMillian started alongside Morgan Burnett at safety.

Maybe the Packers stick with these two, and Sean Richardson returning from injury. The Packers could also sign or draft a safety.

Either way, there's no denying that Woodson has been one of the premier ballhawks in the league since signing with the Packers in 2006. With Green Bay, Woodson has 38 interceptions, 99 pass break-ups and 11.5 sacks. He was also named the 2009 defensive player of the year.

Whether this was an outright release by the Packers or Woodson was not willing to take a paycut is unknown.

Just last week, Woodson's agent expressed some optimism that Woodson would return with the Packers. Not so anymore. Carl Poston told Rapoport that "They're getting ready to release him. It's part of the business." Echoing what he said a week ago, the agent also indicated that Woodson isn't ready to retire, saying, "I just talked to him. He sounds like he has a lot of football left."
Offline Zero2Cool  
#2 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 9:50:54 AM(UTC)
Rank: Premier Member

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2015Yahoo! Fantasy Football - Gold: 2009FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2011FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2016ESPN NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2013

United States
Joined: 10/13/2006(UTC)
Location: Green Bay, WI
Applause Given: 2,502
Applause Received: 4,046
Christ, I have to change my signature, again?!
Offline Pack93z  
#3 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 9:55:07 AM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Bronze: 2012

United States
Joined: 3/16/2007(UTC)
Location: North Central Wisconsin
Applause Given: 437
Applause Received: 1,235
Well apparently a contract rework failed.. I can't say I am surprised with injury concerns, cap space concerns and a bevy of young talent in the secondary.

Charles is a heck of a football player.
Offline Zero2Cool  
#4 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 10:01:43 AM(UTC)
Rank: Premier Member

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2015Yahoo! Fantasy Football - Gold: 2009FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2011FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2016ESPN NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2013

United States
Joined: 10/13/2006(UTC)
Location: Green Bay, WI
Applause Given: 2,502
Applause Received: 4,046
Pack93z said: Go to Quoted Post
Well apparently a contract rework failed.. I can't say I am surprised with injury concerns, cap space concerns and a bevy of young talent in the secondary.

Charles is a heck of a football player.


Do you think an effort to rework his contract took place?


Edit, Charles Woodson's twitter ...
@TwentyFourWines: Thank you Green Bay it was a great run! pic.twitter.com/rZG4YpnD
Offline gbguy20  
#5 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 10:11:46 AM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

Joined: 8/28/2009(UTC)
Applause Given: 462
Applause Received: 497
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
Do you think an effort to rework his contract took place?


Tyler Dunne‏@TyDunne

Sound from agent via @rapsheet sounded a farewell. No middle ground. RT @shanecohen is it possible that Woodson is back at a reduced Salary?
Offline Zero2Cool  
#6 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 10:15:38 AM(UTC)
Rank: Premier Member

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2015Yahoo! Fantasy Football - Gold: 2009FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2011FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2016ESPN NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2013

United States
Joined: 10/13/2006(UTC)
Location: Green Bay, WI
Applause Given: 2,502
Applause Received: 4,046
I don't understand Twitter twat talk. What does that mean? There was no middle ground is what Charles Woodson agent stated? All the reports I've just read state it is unknown if any restructure took place. I assume one did and that is how the agent learned of the pending release.

Packers say lets talk, .. lower salary.
Agent say no budge.
Packers say we gotta release him then.
Agent go telling news/media Woodson is gonna be released to get teams lined up to sign his client.

That's roughly how I see it. Of course, Packers could have said "we're releasing your client sooner than later out of respect so he can sign with another team rather than waiting until training camp". which, The Packers could have done without risk. It would have just been shady.
Offline wpr  
#7 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 10:24:39 AM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2014FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 3,988
Applause Received: 2,043
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
Do you think an effort to rework his contract took place?




I don't think the agent Pondscum believes in renegotiating contracts. Unless it is for more money.

Thanks Sir Charles. It has been a fantastic journey.

The countdown until he is in the Packer HoF begins.

Offline wpr  
#8 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 10:27:42 AM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2014FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 3,988
Applause Received: 2,043
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
Christ, I have to change my signature, again?!


quiet excellence never goes out of style.


Now if he signs on with another team...
Offline warhawk  
#9 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 10:30:04 AM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 2
Applause Received: 294
Wonder what this means for Finley? I assume Jennings being gone is a given.
Offline wpr  
#10 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 10:32:45 AM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2014FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 3,988
Applause Received: 2,043
warhawk said: Go to Quoted Post
Wonder what this means for Finley? I assume Jennings being gone is a given.


I can't say what it means for Finley bu this means buckeye will have to update his roster. [grin1]
thanks Post received 1 applause.
DakotaT on 2/15/2013(UTC)
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
4 Pages123>»
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error


Fan Shout
Zero2Cool (1h) : Only time I recall getting annoyed is when they beat a single topic over and over and over.
Pack93z (1h) : Most yes... Heller seems to get it more so... diversity in his coverage... but seemingly can highlight the pressing issues properly.
Zero2Cool (1h) : I'm kind of in the boat that they all are babblying boonies.
Pack93z (1h) : God bless it... Bill Michaels can be a stubborn SOB at times... love his Packers coverage, still think he is a buffoon at times.
Zero2Cool (1h) : Jordy Nelson Named PFWA Comeback Player of the Year
Zero2Cool (3h) : Carter is predicitng the end is in ATL for Packers.
Porforis (3h) : Or I could just completely miss the part where that was Cris Carter.
Porforis (3h) : Careful there. Don't you want to predict a Packers loss just in case?
Zero2Cool (4h) : @criscarter80 :Every fairy tale comes to an end, and this is where the magic carpet ride stops in the ATL.
Zero2Cool (4h) : McCarthy: "JC Tretter actually had surgery Tuesday. He won't be available this week"
Zero2Cool (5h) : Crosby is fine now. Full Participant in practice Thursday
Porforis (5h) : What I'm more worried about at this point is WR injuries and Crosby being sick. Who'd be the backup if Crosby can't go?
Zero2Cool (5h) : We do have hope. Our secondary has improved. Also, he had to throw 80% to get 1 point up. That won't happen again.
Zero2Cool (5h) : I like to tease sometimes.
uffda udfa (6h) : Only 80%? :). We lost by one given that stat? Wish we had hope of tightening up.
uffda udfa (6h) : Z, u should tell everyone who Quintorris is. Quintorris Lopez Jones, better known as Julio.
Zero2Cool (6h) : Matt Ryan completed 80% of his passes against Packers in October.
uffda udfa (6h) : McGinn goes full on attack mode dismissing the notion of "Packers people". Harsh.
uffda udfa (6h) : McGinn says John Dorsey likely to be next Packers GM.
Zero2Cool (8h) : Boom! Davante Adams says last year's ankle injury "more difficult to deal with'
uffda udfa (12h) : Packers brass potentially leaving? Not worthy of discussing. Pressure Cooker? Never enough talk about them.
Zero2Cool (17h) : Put Quintorris in a pressure cooker.
uffda udfa (21h) : Back to football: Julio says he's going to play Sunday. Did NOT say he wouldn't be limited in the game.
uffda udfa (21h) : Anyone ever used their dishwasher to make their Thanksgiving turkey?
uffda udfa (21h) : Favorite Ronnie Milsap song? Smokey Mountain Rain or Any Day Now?
uffda udfa (19-Jan) : Favorite GM candidate... Wolf or Gutekunst?
uffda udfa (19-Jan) : I'd rather sit them than play them too compromised.
uffda udfa (19-Jan) : Yeah, Z. More pressure cooker talk and smoked turkeys.
Zero2Cool (19-Jan) : If this were a regular-season game, Nelson, Adams and Allison probably would not play, MM says.
Smokey (19-Jan) : Mason Crosby is ill, hope it's not the Flu.
Smokey (19-Jan) : Great, can we move past that story and get back to the Atlanta game ?
Zero2Cool (19-Jan) : Packers exec Eliot Wolf has withdrawn his name for 49ers' GM job, as @TomPelissero reported. He didn't feel it was the right time.
TheKanataThrilla (19-Jan) : We'll just have to score TDs then.
Zero2Cool (19-Jan) : That's what we know.
Zero2Cool (19-Jan) : Crosby, Mason K Illness
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

2016 Packers Schedule
Sunday, Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM
at Jaguars
Sunday, Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Oct 2 @ 12:00 AM
BYE
Sunday, Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM
GIANTS
Sunday, Oct 16 @ 3:25 PM
COWBOYS
Thursday, Oct 20 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 30 @ 3:25 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Nov 6 @ 3:25 PM
COLTS
Sunday, Nov 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Titans
Sunday, Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM
at Redskins
Monday, Nov 28 @ 7:30 PM
at Eagles
Sunday, Dec 4 @ 12:00 PM
TEXANS
Sunday, Dec 11 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Dec 18 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Saturday, Dec 24 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Jan 1 @ 7:30 PM
at Lions

Think About It
Think About It

Recent Topics
36m / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackFanWithTwins

46m / Green Bay Packers Talk / Mucky Tundra

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Porforis

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Pack93z

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

4h / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DarkaneRules

6h / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

6h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

6h / Fantasy Sports Talk / SINCITYCHEEZE

8h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

14h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Rick12

16h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

17h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

21h / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa


Packers Headlines