Also on Packers' Agenda? a Decision on A.J. Hawk

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Also on Packers' Agenda? a Decision on A.J. Hawk
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Today, Charles Woodson was released by the Packers. Could inside linebacker A.J. Hawk be next? This decision could take a little more time for general manager Ted Thompson. Woodson and Hawk are two different players in two different situations. Woodson had broken his collarbone twice in three years, was approaching 37 years of age and was due a total of $10 million in 2013. To refresh, check out Tom Silverstein's story on the Packers' salary-cap situation this off-season. By releasing Hawk now, the Packers would acquire a net gain of only $2.25 million. As detailed, the Packers could wait until after June 1 and push Hawk's $3.2 million of prorated signing bonus to 2014 and, thus, be off the hook for Hawk's $5.45 million salary.

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