GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - The Green Bay Packers have released defensive back Charles Woodson.
"We are grateful for all that Charles has given to the Green Bay Packers over the past seven years,” Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations said in a statement. “He has been an integral part of the Packers’ success and our Super Bowl title in 2010 would not have been possible without his contributions."
The 2009 AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year was due to make $9 million in 2013, but NFL.com reports Woodson's salary cap number would actually be $10 million.
Woodson's agent Carl Poston told NFL.com, "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."
A Twitter account for Charles Woodson's winery seemed to hint at the decision Friday morning.
Woodson, who moved from cornerback to safety, missed nine games last season with a broken collarbone. The 15-year veteran finished the 2012 season with 44 tackles, 1.5 sacks and an interception.
Woodson holds franchise records for the most defensive touchdowns with 10 (nine interceptions, one fumble return) and the most interception returns for touchdowns with nine. He is tied for No. 2 in league history with 11 career INT returns for touchdowns, trailing only Rod Woodson (12).
Woodson is tied for No. 4 in franchise history with 38 interceptions and joins Bobby Dillon as the only players in team annals to register seven-plus interceptions in four different seasons (2006, 2008-09, 2011).