April 27, 2006 |
The Green Bay Packers made their first major splash in the free-agent market this offseason, agreeing to terms with defensive back Charles Woodson yesterday. Woodson's agent, Kevin Poston, said the Packers agreed to a seven-year deal for $52.7 million, including $10.5 million in the first year of the contract. Packers general manager Ted Thompson declined comment. Woodson's signing comes a day after Brett Favre told the team he would return to play the 2006 season. Favre previously urged the team to make a "statement" in free agency, similar to the signing of Reggie White in 1993.
February 16, 2013 |
The Green Bay Packers released Charles Woodson on Friday with two years left on the defensive back's contract. The Packers clear about $10 million in cap space by releasing Woodson, 36. Carl Poston, Woodson's agent, said the veteran wasn't done and wants to play for a Super Bowl contender. The NFL defensive player of the year in 2009 is the only player in NFL history with touchdowns off interceptions in six straight seasons, 2006 to 2011, and he leads the league with nine touchdowns off interceptions since 2006.
January 10, 1998 |
He was cool and confident, as usual. That was how Charles Woodson won the Heisman Trophy. It is how he now will face life in the NFL. Michigan's All-America cornerback Woodson announced yesterday he will give up his final year of eligibility in college to enter the NFL draft. "I was thinking of this before the Rose Bowl," Woodson said at a news conference on campus. "But I just wanted to stay focused. Also, I wanted my teammates to stay focused, not worrying about Charles.
October 24, 2005 |
Green Bay's already-thin rushing and receiving corps took two more big hits when Ahman Green and Robert Ferguson were carted off the field with left-leg injuries during yesterday's 23-20 loss to Minnesota. Ferguson was driven from the game in the second quarter after a 44-yard reception. When he came down with the ball, he fell awkwardly and crumpled to the turf. The Packers originally said that Ferguson hurt a knee, but coach Mike Sherman announced after the game that it was an ankle.
October 24, 2011 |
MINNEAPOLIS - Aaron Rodgers had some competition from fearless rookie Christian Ponder. The defending champion Packers still kept their cool. Rodgers kept Green Bay unbeaten with three touchdowns and 335 yards passing, holding off the plucky Ponder in the rookie's first start to defeat the Minnesota Vikings, 33-27, on Sunday. Rodgers completed his first 13 passes and finished 24 for 30, another near-unstoppable afternoon for him. Ponder was picked off twice in the third quarter by Charles Woodson, who almost grabbed a couple more interceptions, but he kept the Vikings in it the whole game after a 71-yard completion on his first play.
November 5, 1997 |
Last Saturday, Charles Woodson was on the field at Michigan Stadium for 70 plays. That's 70 - 48 on defense, 16 on offense and six on special teams. And every time he was on the field, Minnesota had to either stay away from Woodson or keep the ball away from him. By staying away, the Golden Gophers succeeded only in making their attack predictable and, thus, easily handled, by Michigan's No. 1-ranked defense. But they couldn't keep the ball away, and when Woodson took a reverse from tailback Chris Howard, he was gone - 33 yards for the game's first touchdown.
November 6, 2003 |
Oakland Raiders coach Bill Callahan met with cornerback Charles Woodson yesterday after being criticized by the four-time Pro Bowl player. "I had a conversation with Charles today," Callahan said after practice. "It was very positive. We're moving forward. " Twice in five days, Woodson complained about the second-year coach. Woodson said Callahan, a former Eagles assistant, was stubborn and had lost control of his team, and that the Raiders were falling apart. On Monday, Callahan called the comments "inappropriate and inaccurate" and said he would deal with the situation when he was ready.
November 3, 2003 |
Charles Woodson said the Oakland Raiders are "falling apart" because coach Bill Callahan is too headstrong and not as good a communicator as predecessor Jon Gruden. "He just has to bend a little bit and stop being so stubborn as a person," the defensive back said after the Raiders fell to 2-6 yesterday after a 23-13 loss to Detroit. "Everybody can change a little something. You don't know everything. Nobody does. When people on your team, coming from different angles, are trying to help you as a coach, you should take that.
November 16, 2009 |
Charles Woodson wouldn't let host Green Bay's season slip away. The veteran cornerback forced two fumbles and picked off a pass by Tony Romo on the goal line as Green Bay's defense finally played up to its potential against a big-time opponent, beating the Dallas Cowboys yesterday, 17-7. It wasn't a pretty win for the Packers (5-4), but it might have saved their season after back-to-back demoralizing losses. "It seemed like guys had a lot of passion out there today for the game," Woodson said.