Green Bay Packers set to release Charles Woodson


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The Green Bay Packers are set to release Charles Woodson, according to a report by’s Ian Rapoport.

Woodson played college football at the University of Michigan for the Michigan Wolverines. In 1997, Woodson led the Wolverines to a national championship. At that time he edged out Peyton Manning to win the Heisman Trophy.

Woodson was the 2009 Defensive Player of the Year and has been to eight Pro Bowls in his NFL career. He was with the Packers for the last seven years and even won a Super Bowl with the team in 2010.

“They’re getting ready to release him. It’s part of the business,” agent Carl Poston said. “I just talked to him. He sounds like he has a lot of football left.

His agent said he wants to play for a contender and win another Super Bowl. He will turn 37 years old at the start of the 2013 NFL season.

According to the GB Press Gazette, by releasing Woodson the Packers will pick up $10 million in cap space.