Well folks rumors were starting to spread this morning that the Packers may release Charles Woodson and after doing some CSI work (googling different versions of 'charles woodson release') it appears as though NFL.com has a report up that this move is 'pending.' I guess I can't say I'm surprised after this past season and the amount of money Woodson is owed over the next two years. Bottom line is the Packers have a few MASSIVE extensions they need to get inked with Matthews and Rodgers and Raji and paying 10 million (or so) a year for an aging cornerback/safety probably isn't what people would call 'fiscally responsible.'
On the other hand this flat out sucks. Two of our favorite guys gone in the span of a week in Driver and Woodson. Again, the standard of what this regime (Murphy, Thompson) does with aging veterans has been clear pretty much since day 1 but that doesn't mean we as fans can't be sad about it. No one knew what to expect when they signed Woodson in 2006 and what we got was a great community leader and a guy that solidified a hall of fame career with numerous pick-6's and a defensive player of the year. We had a blog up earlier this year examining the impact on the field of Woodson and White and who was ultimately the better free agent signing if you take out the 'impact' of White's signing. And I realize this may be blasphemy to some, but if we're in the trust tree with the nest, I think it's Woodson. We'll miss you Charles! Good luck unless you sign with the Bears/Vikings/Lions/Eagles/Patriots/Anyone in the NFC West!
PS: I guess we can erase the 'It's been ___ days since I last cried over a Packer' and set it back to 0. Made it 9 whole days! A new high score!
Double PS: Still my favorite Woodson pic: