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Charles Woodson to present Nick Collins for Packers Hall of Fame induction

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The Packers legend returns to Green Bay for the first time in an official capacity since his departure after the 2012 season.

Super Bowl XLV Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Charles Woodson hasn't stepped foot in Green Bay in an official capacity since the Packers released him following the 2012 season. That changes later this offseason when the legendary defensive back returns to present former teammate Nick Collins during the Packers Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Woodson and Collins played together for six years, a stretch that began in 2006 when the former signed with the Packers as a free agent. Along with Al Harris, Tramon Williams and others, they helped form one of the best secondaries in all of football. During their time together, Woodson earned four Pro Bowl nods, two All-Pro selections and a Defensive Player of the Year honor while Collins made three Pro Bowl squads of his own. Both also started for the 2010 Green Bay team that won Super Bowl XLV. Collins likely would have earned more accolades had a neck injury not prematurely ended his career during the 2011 season.

Though Woodson only returns to Green Bay this offseason for Collins, he should do so again in the near future when the team inducts him into their Hall of Fame as well. As a future Pro Football Hall of Famer who spent his best years with the team, few have stronger claims to the honor than Woodson.

Collins has familiar company in this year's Packers Hall of Fame class. Former teammate Chad Clifton earns induction as well, with current Green Bay offensive line coach James Campen set to present him. Clifton started nearly every game at left tackle for the team from his 2000 rookie campaign through his final season in 2011.