Nothing has been officially announced by the Green Bay Packers yet, but defensive back Charles Woodson just sent out this tweet through his winery's account:
Thank you Green Bay it was a great run! twitter.com/TwentyFourWine…— Rick Ruiz (@TwentyFourWines) February 15, 2013
That is causing a lot of speculation about what is happening, but realistically there's only one option: it appears that Woodson will be cut, and will be made a free agent. This move would save the Packers about $10 million in cap space for the 2013 season and make the payroll much more flexible.
Just a few minutes later, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweeted this:
Carl Poston, Charles Woodson's agent, tells me: "They're getting ready to release him. It's part of the business."— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 15, 2013
It appears to be a done deal. The question now becomes whether or not the Packers will try to bring back Woodson at a cheaper rate, as they did with A.J. Hawk before the 2011 season. Stay tuned.