Woodson Was Not Offered Pay Cut To Remain With Packers

The Packers reportedly had zero interest in keeping the veteran safety around.

With the news of Charles Woodson's release by the Packers, many speculated the reason for his release being his salary more than his play on the field. This led some fans to wonder if there remained a chance for Woodson to stay with the Packers under a restructured contract.

WTMJ's Lance Allen tweeted:

It's unclear where Woodson will end up or what kind of money he'll get next year, but the Packers did not try to rework Woodson's deal before releasing him.

 

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CSS's picture

February 15, 2013 at 02:24 pm

I'm guessing this falls under the category of, 'the tape doesn't lie'.

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Denver's picture

February 15, 2013 at 03:12 pm

No doubt. I have no idea what it's like to be an athlete of his level, but hard to believe he doesn't realize he's really dropped off the last couple of years.

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CSS's picture

February 15, 2013 at 03:20 pm

I'm sure he's seen the tape and knows his contribution is limited. He can only offer a very small niche as a 'rover'/'free-lancer'. Where he probably is deluding himself at this stage in his career: How many teams are willing to PAY a soon to be 37 year-old for such a small niche that offers more risk than reward for his style of play?

Regardless, he's an icon. I admire how philanthropic he's been over his career, very generous.

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Tarynfor12's picture

February 15, 2013 at 03:14 pm

So rightfully so!

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Andy Meyer's picture

February 15, 2013 at 04:00 pm

Isn't that also an indication in Thompson's faith/wanting to develop Casey Hayward?

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Derek's picture

February 15, 2013 at 04:09 pm

Unfortunately, not many athletes think their skills drop off with age. They think they still got it, but they don't, until it's too late, and they have to get forced into retirement by reduced snaps, reduced role, sound familiar?

Anything older than 35 is too old for football, unless you are a QB, punter, kicker, or long snapper. Very few exceptions to that rule.

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GoPack1265's picture

February 15, 2013 at 05:12 pm

Charles will be missed.

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steven's picture

February 15, 2013 at 05:39 pm

Well fellow packet fans lets do some math. No jennings+ no woodson= new era. The future is bright.

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steven's picture

February 15, 2013 at 06:19 pm

Nick perry ran a 4.5 40 cajt wait for next year

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Lou's picture

February 16, 2013 at 01:53 pm

I have been watching the Packer practices for years and am a season ticket holder, Perry is the best "pure athlete" I have seen as a rookie since James Lofton. Unlike Walden he already demonstrated that he is strong enough to hold the point and bull rush the QB. Chris Collingsworth alluded to his unusual speed when he easily caught Russell Wilson on a scramble saying, "I'll bet he can't believe he couldn't run away from Perry".

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Lars's picture

February 16, 2013 at 03:20 pm

We'll see on Perry. First, he has to stay healthy. The Packers need to start hitting with these high picks---Sherrod, Neal, Perry, Worthy. Hayward is a stud, but the OL and DL picks the last few years have been awful. Worthy, Neal and Daniels are all 4/3 DT's who will never be properly utilized in a Dom Capers scheme. Sherrod looks like Justin Harrell redux---injury prone, passive.

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Evan's picture

February 16, 2013 at 05:07 pm

Sherrod is not Justin Harrell. One injury does not make him injury-prone.

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steven's picture

February 17, 2013 at 03:38 am

The guys a pure freak kf nature his reps were ridiculous too. I hate to say it but he seems stronger than matthews, i firmly believe perry will end up a steal, im hoping for a good de in the first, trade up and grab the wr from baylor, and grab christine michael, would make me a super happy fan

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Stroh's picture

February 17, 2013 at 02:46 pm

Perry tested as a terrific straight line athlete for sure. He wasn't nearly as good w/ quickness and change of direction. He'll be fine in pass rush if he learns more pass rush moves, and he'll be good in run D, but I hope the Packers find a way to keep him out of coverage. He'll struggle alot if he has to cover anyone consistently.

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Stroh's picture

February 17, 2013 at 02:49 pm

I dont think the Packers offered a lower contract cuz they knew he wouldn't accept it and didn't want to insult Wood by asking him. He'll find a team that will give him a chance to play another year or 2. I hope Wood breaks the record for Defensive TD's scored. I think he's one short of the record right now.

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