(GREEN BAY, WI) — It was a good run in Green Bay for Charles Woodson.
The Packers announced Friday that they have released the defensive back after seven seasons with the team.
Woodson was set to make $9-million in 2013 and the move was made to clear salary cap space for the future.
The 36-year-old Woodson signed a five-year deal with the Packers before the 2010 season to be one of the cornerstones of the defense. He missed nine games last season due to a broken collarbone.
Woodson was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 and Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1998. He spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Oakland Raiders, but won Super Bowl XLV with the Packers.
He’s the only player in NFL history to return an interception for a touchdown in six straight seasons from 2006-2011.
Despite being 36 years old, Woodson will hit the free agent market and hopes to sign with a Super Bowl contender.
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