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Report: Packers, Woodson discussing new contract

Packers All-Pro cornerback Charles Woodson won the 2009 Defensive Player of the Year award in decisive fashion, doubling the votes of second-place finisher Darrelle Revis.  Woodson helped Green Bay rank fifth in the league in regular season pass defense, tied for the NFL lead with nine interceptions, and returned three of them for touchdowns.

Woodson, however, is under contract through 2012 and entering his age-34 season.  We were thus surprised to see a report from Josina Anderson of FOX 31 Denver that the Packers and Woodson are currently in negotiations about a new contract.
Anderson’s report, limited by the 140-character restriction on Twitter, seemed to indicate that the Packers are amenable to the deal by claiming Woodson “is in talks (for a) new contract.”
Considering Packers G.M. Ted Thompson’s history of preferring youngsters to aging veterans, it seems likely that Woodson’s camp — and Woodson’s camp only — is pushing for the new deal.  We have a hard time believing Thompson will budge, with Woodson set to make $7.5 million in 2010, and base salaries of $5.5 million and $6.5 million in his age-35 and 36 seasons, respectively.
In a follow-up tweet, Anderson acknowledges that “age is a point of contention” in deliberations.  In terms of leverage, Woodson does have outstanding performance and fellow cornerback Al Harris’ “very rare injury” working in his favor.  
The Packers are also thin at Woodson’s position, with promising reserve Brandon Underwood in legal hot water, No. 3 corner Tramon Williams in a contract year, Will Blackmon moving to safety, and former second-round pick Patrick Lee having hardly played.
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37 Responses to “Report: Packers, Woodson discussing new contract”
  1. JimmySmith says: Jun 8, 2010 1:03 PM

    The Packers want to reward their own players first and foremost, he will get some more money but don’t confuse generosity with stupidity.
    If you do, we will send you to Serbia about 300 miles to the West. That’s where washed up Packers go on to bigger contracts.

  2. etronsman says: Jun 8, 2010 1:06 PM

    While Ted Thompson likes younger guys, he also likes to keep his own players so it wouldn’t be surprising if this got done. I see a big chunk of it coming this year if anything actually does get done.

  3. thirdandgoal says: Jun 8, 2010 1:07 PM

    big mistake if they do it.

  4. BleedingSilverAndBlack says: Jun 8, 2010 1:09 PM

    Woodson will forever be a Raider… I am sure he is disappointed by going from the awesome Raiders colors to the yellow/green he wears now.

  5. sd says: Jun 8, 2010 1:16 PM

    Too bad team colors don’t win football games.

  6. Vikesrulejimmysucks says: Jun 8, 2010 1:19 PM

    Charles woodson gettin a new contract what a joke the guy is older than Betty white.

  7. Contra says: Jun 8, 2010 1:26 PM

    JimmySmith says:
    June 8, 2010 1:03 PM
    The Packers want to reward their own players first and foremost, he will get some more money but don’t confuse generosity with stupidity.
    If you do, we will send you to Serbia about 300 miles to the West. That’s where washed up Packers go on to bigger contracts.
    ———-
    You forgot to add that its where washed up Packers go on to bigger contracts AND shots at the Super Bowl. Besides, everyone knows Wisconsin is the Wasteland to the East.

  8. Supersuckers says: Jun 8, 2010 1:26 PM

    The votes have been counted and the top 5 idiot posters are below. Thanks to all that participated
    1. Pervy Harvin
    2. Bob Nelson
    3. Jimmy Smith
    4. Beer Cheese Soup
    5. Contra
    Some of you(and you know who you are) were dangerously close to making the list.

  9. buhbay1c says: Jun 8, 2010 1:27 PM

    That’s right Jimmy, send them to Serbia, where they don’t have to endure working under such horrible leadership. TT is garbage, nobody wins without having the stones to sign veteran free agents. Not to mention the triple-chinned head coach who showed his true colors amidst the defensive meltdown in Glendale last Jan.

  10. Jaywalk says: Jun 8, 2010 1:29 PM

    You really have to hate the likes of Favre, Longwell and Sharper. All of whom were washed up upon leaving the beautiful and sophisticated city of Green Bay.
    Ah, Green Bay, home of such marvels as the Fox River, and…er….the Packers. Such a lovely, lovely community.

  11. MrHumble says: Jun 8, 2010 1:35 PM

    7.5M for a 34yr old db whose performance is dictated by his ability to hold wr’s is already too much to pay when the Pack only needs to teach their young db’s the art of holding wr’s. Give me Revis at 10M per year anytime, he was robbed of the Def. MVP last year. I point only to the Packer’s/Cards playoff game last year as to the quality of GB’s DB’s….with quick slants and routes down the middle of the field, Woodson was unable to establish contact (hold) the wr’s and you know 31 other teams have memorized that game film.

  12. pkrlvr says: Jun 8, 2010 1:40 PM

    Supersucker…dead on….although I haven’t seen much from #1 and Contra should be higher up….

  13. sunflower100 says: Jun 8, 2010 1:41 PM

    The Packers have redone Drivers contract a couple of times in the last few years, so this shouldn’t come as a total surprise.

  14. buhbay1c says: Jun 8, 2010 1:41 PM

    Supersuckers I have to disagree with your list. While Pervy is obnoxious, nobody can hold a candle to Bob and Jimmy. Bob is an anti-semite and extremely unintelligent. Jimmy just has a lot of rage built up, probably from not getting laid because he’s too busy scanning PFT for Vikings posts. Actually, he probably couldn’t get laid in a monkey whorehouse with a bunch of bananas.

  15. MarkTroy says: Jun 8, 2010 1:52 PM

    The Packers lost bargaining strength by not drafting a quality cornerback or getting one in free agency.
    Woodson is smart.

  16. TheSleepness says: Jun 8, 2010 1:58 PM

    no shot they do this. and for the record, revis was a hell of allot better than woodson last year.

  17. Supersuckers says: Jun 8, 2010 1:59 PM

    buhbay1c says:
    June 8, 2010 1:41 PM
    Supersuckers I have to disagree with your list. While Pervy is obnoxious, nobody can hold a candle to Bob and Jimmy. Bob is an anti-semite and extremely unintelligent. Jimmy just has a lot of rage built up, probably from not getting laid because he’s too busy scanning PFT for Vikings posts. Actually, he probably couldn’t get laid in a monkey whorehouse with a bunch of bananas.

    Ahhh…but this isn’t my list. This is a tally of 41 fellow posters.

  18. Satanic Hell Creature says: Jun 8, 2010 2:05 PM

    JimmySmith says:
    June 8, 2010 1:03 PM
    The Packers want to reward their own players first and foremost, he will get some more money but don’t confuse generosity with stupidity.
    If you do, we will send you to Serbia about 300 miles to the West. That’s where washed up Packers go on to bigger contracts
    ————————————————–
    Leave it to the inbred, toothless, Goober that is Jimmy to take a positive article about the best Packer’s player and make it about the Vikings in some way. Even the Packers fans must hate having this babbling gork on this site.

  19. Hauschild says: Jun 8, 2010 2:12 PM

    Even with Woodson, that defense can be exposed by cagey players like Brett Favre.

  20. eyehateBF says: Jun 8, 2010 2:23 PM

    MrHumble – Did you watch the game against the Cardinals? If you did, you would have seen that the majority of the DB’s in that game won’t be the ones that are on the field this year.
    Contra – You are kind of right when you say “shots at a Super Bowl” (and you haven’t even had one of those in a while) because that is all the Vikes have ever known. On the other hand, GB has 12 championships in their pocket. Enjoy your “shots”.

  21. bucc19 says: Jun 8, 2010 2:33 PM

    Charles woodson gettin a new contract what a joke the guy is older than Betty white.
    That may be true, but he’s not as old as Butty Favre.

  22. green&bold says: Jun 8, 2010 2:55 PM

    They’ll probably throw a little more money his way for his production and possibly add another year to it. I wouldn’t look for anything earth shattering. He’s already making a lot. So extending him a year and giving him a signing bonus shouldn’t be too ridiculous. TT has the money no doubt. Its not like we use it in Free Agency (a modus operandi I support btw).

  23. Phreakin says: Jun 8, 2010 3:23 PM

    Look at the offense of the Packers lately. Ted Thompson apparently doesn’t like keeping his own players or they’d still have an O line and Favre.

  24. guffman44 says: Jun 8, 2010 3:30 PM

    Woodson might have 1 year left as a cornerback and maybe play 1 or 2 more year at safety? He’s a sure tackler and obviously an elite athlete. Of course, age can take away some abilities overnight and re-doing his contract will only put ideas into the other players heads.

  25. XTS11 says: Jun 8, 2010 3:36 PM

    Does anyone ever take in account that Revis is 24 and Woodson is 33
    I am so tired of hearing Woodson didn’t earn Defensive Player of the Year…
    His number speak for themselves!
    Also Revis is working all recievers that are no longer in their prime
    Randy Moss 33
    Terrell Owens 36 !
    He got worked in the AFC Championship !!
    I am not saying he isn’t good but lets give credit where its due Woodson’s numbers and his age = Defensive Player of the YEAR !!
    Go CW

  26. TheBaySay says: Jun 8, 2010 3:41 PM

    MrHumble I’m sure you’re right. After a dozen years or so other teams have finally “caught on” to Woodson’s weakness. Especially if most of the rest of the preferred defensive backfield is out of the game and no offensive interferance is being called either. And Phreakin, Favre was never really a Packers guy or a Falcons guy or a Jets guy or a Vikings guy. He is a Favre guy first, second, third, and always.

  27. bluestree says: Jun 8, 2010 3:54 PM

    Phreakin says:
    June 8, 2010 3:23 PM
    Look at the offense of the Packers lately. Ted Thompson apparently doesn’t like keeping his own players or they’d still have an O line and Favre
    ————————————-
    The guys Ted let go on the O line, Rivera and Wahle, are already out of football. If he had kept them, we would have been 4-12 TWO years and still be rebuiding the line.
    Oh, and Farve quit on his team by retiring, then unretiring.

  28. bluestree says: Jun 8, 2010 3:59 PM

    Hey Supe; By limiting the list to five you are leaving some really, really deserving people out in the cold.

  29. Jimair1 says: Jun 8, 2010 4:00 PM

    Re:Jimmy Smith. LMAO. Serbians, however, are offended.
    PS Why do Viking Fans feel the need to comment on every Packer item? I don’t read the Viking items…

  30. monet99 says: Jun 8, 2010 4:04 PM

    At the level he is playing he can certainly play a few more years. He is a true professional.

  31. RC IV says: Jun 8, 2010 4:27 PM

    Supersuckers says:
    June 8, 2010 1:26 PM
    The votes have been counted and the top 5 idiot posters are below. Thanks to all that participated
    1. Pervy Harvin
    2. Bob Nelson
    3. Jimmy Smith
    4. Beer Cheese Soup
    5. Contra
    Some of you(and you know who you are) were dangerously close to making the list.
    =============================
    Anyone who worries what a bunch of nameless, faceless people, people that they don’t even know, thinks about them, has a severe insecuity issue.
    Also, some of the nonsense you Packer fans post, this poll(although it isnt real) is meaningless.
    You can put me in the top spot Super, it won’t bother me any.

  32. Supersuckers says: Jun 8, 2010 5:23 PM

    RC IV says:
    June 8, 2010 4:27 PM
    Supersuckers says:
    June 8, 2010 1:26 PM
    The votes have been counted and the top 5 idiot posters are below. Thanks to all that participated
    1. Pervy Harvin
    2. Bob Nelson
    3. Jimmy Smith
    4. Beer Cheese Soup
    5. Contra
    Some of you(and you know who you are) were dangerously close to making the list.
    =============================
    Anyone who worries what a bunch of nameless, faceless people, people that they don’t even know, thinks about them, has a severe insecuity issue.
    Also, some of the nonsense you Packer fans post, this poll(although it isnt real) is meaningless.
    You can put me in the top spot Super, it won’t bother me any.
    ——-
    I think it would. you may be the one on here it would bother most.

  33. packers4life says: Jun 8, 2010 6:24 PM

    “I point only to the Packer’s/Cards playoff game last year as to the quality of GB’s DB’s….”
    The award is given to the player who had the best REGULAR SEASON, dumbass. Not playoffs.

  34. Tiger Woods says: Jun 8, 2010 8:11 PM

    This just in:
    The Minnesota Vikings begin this season in search of their first Super Bowl in team history.
    Land of 10,000 Lakes?
    Or Land of Losers?
    Don’t fret Viking fans. As with the former North Stars, and Lakers, once your team escapes the cold weather and moves to LA or Dallas, then the franchise can win a big one finally. The North Stars lost the North, and won a Stanley Cup within a couple years as the Dallas Stars.
    And we all know about the Lakers.
    Hey, how many rings have the Timberwolves and Wild up to again now?
    The Land of 10,000 Goose eggs or Donuts!!!!
    We’ve seen the women up there, so it must be Donuts! Haha.

  35. RC IV says: Jun 8, 2010 8:24 PM

    I think it would. you may be the one on here it would bother most.
    ===============================
    Thats where you are wrong junior.
    I could care less what any of you think of me.
    Including yourself.
    If i wanted people to respect my opinion, this is the last site i would talk sports on.
    I’m on here for laughs and to piss people off.
    You go ahead and think whatever you want(you are usually wrong anyway)

  36. buhbay1c says: Jun 8, 2010 9:26 PM

    Tiger Woods taking a shot at Minnesota women? Dude you realize you reside in one of the most obese states in the US, right? I’ll take my chances in Minny over Wisco any day.

  37. packers4life says: Jun 8, 2010 10:45 PM

    “Dude you realize you reside in one of the most obese states in the US, right?”
    The whole country is obese, dumbass. Including your somewhat ‘lovely’ state.

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