UPDATE: Packers comment on releasing defensive back Charles Woodson
(AP) -- The Green Bay Packers have informed 36-year-old defensive back Charles Woodson he will be released with two years left on his contract.
We are grateful for all that Charles has given to the Green Bay Packers over the past seven years,” Packers General Manager Ted Thompson, Packers General Manager said. “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. A once-in-a-generation talent as a player, he is also a great leader and ambassador for the organization off the field. Charles will always be a member of the Packers family and we look forward to his eventual induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We wish him and his family all the best."
Woodson's agent, Carl Poston, says Woodson is motivated to continue his career with a Super Bowl contender.
Woodson signed a five-year deal before the 2010 season that was worth as much as $55 million. He missed nine games during the 2012 regular season because of a broken right collarbone and played in two postseason games for the Packers.
Woodson was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 and the Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1998.