It appears to be the end of an era in Green Bay.
We are grateful for all that Charles has given to the Green Bay Packers over the past seven years. He has been an integral part of the Packers' success and our Super Bowl title in 2010 would not have been possible without his contributions. A once-in-a-generation talent as a player, he is also a great leader and ambassador for the organization off the field. Charles will always be a member of the Packers family and we look forward to his eventual induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We wish him and his family all the best.
The 36-year-old played in only seven games last year and has clearly lost a step, but the 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year is still a savvy player who is stout against the run and has a nose for the football.
There will be no shortage of suitors on the open market, including Father Time, as there's a very real possibility that Woodson just calls it a career after 14 seasons.
With that said, early indications are that Woodson isn't finished yet, at least given what his agent told Garafalo.
"Green Bay and Charles have decided to part ways. Charles is waiting for the the next step," Poston said in a voice message. "He still has the bug (to play) and wants to win another Super Bowl before he calls it quits.
"Obviously, we're going to be looking at some contenders with that in mind."
Here's an early look at the leading candidates for where Woodson will hang his hat in 2013.