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Reports: Charles Woodson agrees to contract extension

Tom Brady may not get his new deal before the season starts, but one of his old college teammates at Michigan is about to get paid.

Josina Anderson of FOX31 in Denver reports that cornerback Charles Woodson and the Packers reached agreement on a contract extension.  Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has confirmed the report, saying it will be finalized in “a day or so.”

The reigning Defensive Player of the Year, Woodson was slated to make $7.4 million this season.  The move is a bit surprising because he had three years left on his contract, but the Packers decided to give him a bump in salary after Darrelle Revis’ deal was finalized.

UPDATE: ESPN’s Adam Schefter adds that it’s a two-year extension.

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58 Responses to “Reports: Charles Woodson agrees to contract extension”
  1. shaggytoodle says: Sep 9, 2010 1:50 PM

    Its great to have his leadership and playmaking ability on that side of the ball. I really hope the younger CBs on the roster benifit from him being in GB over the next couple season.

  2. ClayMath52 says: Sep 9, 2010 1:57 PM

    Weird that he didn’t have to hold out to get his cash. Good for you Charles and way to go Pack on doing what is right. This guy is a stud and in the best shape of his life this off season.

  3. jimmySee says: Sep 9, 2010 1:57 PM

    Taking care of their own first — that’s the Packers’ style.

  4. Ruvell100 says: Sep 9, 2010 1:57 PM

    Did Favre approve of this?

  5. SpartaChris says: Sep 9, 2010 2:01 PM

    No holdout required. See Revis, it can be done. Idiot.

  6. LunarPie says: Sep 9, 2010 2:02 PM

    Imagine if he stayed in Oakland opposite Nhambi Asamugha! Oh well!

  7. popcreeps says: Sep 9, 2010 2:03 PM

    Great football player. Makes the rest of the NFC North nervous when he’s out there. Good signing.
    Remind me; was he Milli or Vanilli?

  8. JimmySmith says: Sep 9, 2010 2:05 PM

    The Packers are a class organization, they know how to treat the players that want to be on the team. As for the others, there is team to the West that has no pride and have been shown to pick up a player once Green Bay is done with them. No championships mind you, but there is steady employment to be had.

  9. Strick says: Sep 9, 2010 2:06 PM

    Nice.
    It’s refreshing to see an organization taking care of one of its own.. especially one who does his job well and shuts up about it.

  10. minnesconsin_ad says: Sep 9, 2010 2:07 PM

    taking care of “their own,” that’s TT’s M.O.

  11. Allliiieee says: Sep 9, 2010 2:08 PM

    woohoo!! he’s the man

  12. DJTEKNISION says: Sep 9, 2010 2:11 PM

    NOTE TO REVIS….That’s how you get paid, you pay your dues by playing well for more than 1 year and then you will be rewarded!

  13. Bordner says: Sep 9, 2010 2:16 PM

    Does this mean that the Queens will make a run at him in ’16?

  14. jamesz23 says: Sep 9, 2010 2:16 PM

    1 of the best free agent acquisitions in the past decade.

  15. The Hogster says: Sep 9, 2010 2:23 PM

    It’s about time that an NFL Team paid a player over age 30 the money that their PERFORMANCE shows they deserve.
    19 year olds get paid millions, yet “aging” veterans like Randy Moss, Thomas Jones etc can’t get a few million after a pro bowl year.

  16. CookieFlash says: Sep 9, 2010 2:23 PM

    sweet.

  17. Percy Headachin says: Sep 9, 2010 2:24 PM

    Good for him. That should show vets and rooks that the Packers will pay you if your play well and honor your contract. Woodson got paid, Driver got paid, Arod got paid. It is only jerks who mouth off to the media like Sharper and Walker who did not get paid. hmmmm what should players learn from this?

  18. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Sep 9, 2010 2:30 PM

    The best CB in football.
    (Kiss it, Jets “fans”.)

  19. Charles Wood says: Sep 9, 2010 2:33 PM

    My Top 10 reasons why the Packers will be winning the Super Bowl this season:
    1.) A much improved O-line. Tauscher and Clifton are healthy to start the season, whereas last year that was not the case. We also drafted Brian Bulaga and disposed of Allan Barbre. My guess is Rodgers is sacked less than 20 times this year.
    2.) The Packer Defense is in year 2 of the 3-4 D install. Dom Capers is a mastermind and co-inventor of this defense. By the time the schedule starts getting tougher- Bigby and Harris will be back in the fold.
    3.) Jermichael Finley will be the best TE in all of football. He’s a physical freak and a matchup NIGHTMARE… all this and without a single weakness. Big, fast, great hands and speed, above average blocking skills. With a Pro Bowl QB throwing him the ball, look for 80 catches 1,000 yds, 10 TDs easy.
    4.) Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, James Jones & Jordy Nelson. It’s debatable- but they are one of the top 3 WR corps in the league.
    5.) The biggest reason why GB lead the NFL last season in turnover differential is because of their big play D. The second reason is because Ryan Grant doesn’t fumble. He fumbled once last season to go with his 1,250+ yds and 11 TDs. Compare that to A.P’s 1,380 yds, 18 TDs and 10 fumbles.
    6.) The Packers were #1 against the run last season. Losing Jolly was big… but not that big. B.J. Raji anchors a HUGE D-line this year after only starting 3-4 games as a rookie. ’09 2nd rd pick DE Mike Neal is a Purdue weight room legend. The 6-foot-3, 294-pounder has thrown up 510 pounds on the bench press on several occasions, along with a 615-pound squat and 385-pound power clean.
    7.) Aaron Rodgers is a Super Star in the making. He’s the first to ever throw for over 4,000 yds in first 2 seasons as a starter and he’s nearly as accurate as they come. And oh yea… he’s mobile too. 500+ yds and 9 TDs while on the run over the last 2 seasons. Could be the leader of the most dynamic offense EVER. Stay tuned.
    8.) Improved special teams. Coach McCarthy dedicated an extra 10-15 min of practice time every practice to the Special Teams units. Mason Crosby had a great offseason and was on fire over the preseason. Look for him to improve greatly upon last years less than stellar 75% accuracy. Tramon Williams will be returning punts (career: 30 kickoff returns for a 22.8 average, with 6 punt returns for a 19.7 average, a touchdown) and the punting position is much improved.
    9.) Clay Matthews III is a STUD. As a rookie, Clay had 51 tackles and 10 sacks despite starting only 8 games and playing in 13. This year he’s been moved from the right OLB to the left- where is should be easier for him to get to the QB.
    10.) The 2009 Defensive Player of the Year just got a raise.
    Boom.

  20. Hauschild says: Sep 9, 2010 2:37 PM

    Dude’s getting a bit long in the tooth for more extensions. Hopefully, very little is guaranteed because old players tend to fade fast.

  21. Gregjennings85 says: Sep 9, 2010 2:40 PM

    Take notes, that’s how a real organization does it. We take care of our own, and we don’t go public with it, prior.

  22. Bob Nelson says: Sep 9, 2010 2:48 PM

    Woodson has proven his play is far superior to any other defensive player.
    The Packers extending the best defensive player in the NFL shows what a first class organization they are.
    Revis is nothing compared to Woodson who led the league in INT’s, defensive scoring, and had a number of forced fumbles.

  23. RC IV says: Sep 9, 2010 3:02 PM

    Gregjennings85 says:
    September 9, 2010 2:40 PM
    Take notes, that’s how a real organization does it. We take care of our own, and we don’t go public with it, prior.
    ==============================
    He will never see all of the money. Neither will Driver. They get some cash up front and are gone after the lockout.
    If it’s not a particular circumstance like it is now( uncapped year- looming lockout) neither of these guys gets a new deal.
    Greg, i almost puked reading your post.
    You are such a tool.

  24. Scaevola says: Sep 9, 2010 3:11 PM

    # Hauschild says: September 9, 2010 2:37 PM
    Dude’s getting a bit long in the tooth for more extensions. Hopefully, very little is guaranteed because old players tend to fade fast.
    You mean like the $16 million man behind center in Minneapolis? Please troll somewhere else.

  25. zygi milf says: Sep 9, 2010 3:18 PM

    # jimmySee says: September 9, 2010 1:57 PM
    Taking care of their own first — that’s the Packers’ style.
    *******
    Really? It seems to me that Woodson was an Oakland Raiders draft pick and signed as a free agent by the Packers. Not quite “taking care of their own first.”

  26. zygi milf says: Sep 9, 2010 3:19 PM

    # Bob Nelson says: September 9, 2010 2:48 PM
    “Revis is nothing compared to Woodson who led the league in INT’s, defensive scoring, and had a number of forced fumbles.”
    **********
    Dumbest comment ever – until the next time you submit one.

  27. ADogDC says: Sep 9, 2010 3:24 PM

    Florio knocked down a report 2 months ago by maybe the same reporter that a contract extension was being discussed.
    Another example to not take most things up here at face value……

  28. Hauschild says: Sep 9, 2010 3:25 PM

    Scaevola,
    Not sure why you cannot stay on topic, but Brett Favre has NOT received an “extension”.
    Wake up and stop being so thin-skinned.

  29. goombar2 says: Sep 9, 2010 3:26 PM

    Woodson is the consummate professional! Hopefully he stays a Packer the rest of his career. Make room on the ROH, because Charles Woodson has a lot of letters in the name!
    And why is that Haus guy even here talking his foolishness? Doesn’t he have a diva Qb to watch? Of course, he’s not too old? Ha ha ha!
    Enjoy your loss tonight closet vike fan!

  30. jcjets says: Sep 9, 2010 3:26 PM

    Oh please! lets wait to hear what they gave him. Maybe Woodson was a little bit more reasonable than Revis was?? The packers didn’t have to deal with a player DEMANDING to be the highest paid CB in the league.
    And I could make a much better case for Woodson to be the highest paid. He’s been consistantly great for years. Although Revis is the best corner (imo), he’s only had one amazing season.

  31. Calistin says: Sep 9, 2010 3:43 PM

    Grats to Woodson. Well earned IMO.

  32. jimmySee says: Sep 9, 2010 3:44 PM

    Woodson is challenging Reggie White for best free agent signing ever in Green Bay.
    And Reggie has big shoes to fill.
    Whether or not he plays out the new contract, Charles will retire a Packer.

  33. Wipackman says: Sep 9, 2010 3:45 PM

    Dude gives his money to help others too !!!
    D MVP was well deserved and no knock on Revis , who was also worthy….but CWood did it all last year !!!
    Congrats !!!

  34. Britton31 says: Sep 9, 2010 3:54 PM

    Josina Anderson needs to report the same thing soon about the Broncos future Hall of Famer, Champ Bailey. If we don’t lock him up soon, the guy will walk. No matter, I got a feeling he is going to have a phenomenal year, much like Woodson had last year. He will show everyone why he is the best cornerback to play this past decade.

  35. Allied Biscuit says: Sep 9, 2010 3:59 PM

    Revis stands alone.
    Woodson doesn’t even come close.

  36. J2ThaROC31 says: Sep 9, 2010 4:01 PM

    This dude deserves his money. He donates $2mil + every year to childs cancer, and, well he’s a beast.

  37. MuskyHunter2542 says: Sep 9, 2010 4:02 PM

    zygi milf says:
    September 9, 2010 3:18 PM
    # jimmySee says: September 9, 2010 1:57 PM
    Taking care of their own first — that’s the Packers’ style.
    *******
    Really? It seems to me that Woodson was an Oakland Raiders draft pick and signed as a free agent by the Packers. Not quite “taking care of their own first.”
    He is a Packer now and was for the last 4 years. He has had the best years of his career as a Green Bay Packer. That makes him one of their own!!!

  38. durno99 says: Sep 9, 2010 4:13 PM

    3 years left on his contract! What kind of message are we setting here! The bottom line is to get as much cash flowing this year (the uncapped year) before the new collective bargaining agreement. It was nothing more than a calculated business agreement.
    Dipsticks like BOOB Nelson and Jimmy with their uneducated comments make us all puke. I am amazed that either can read. Taking care of their own………………..Not………..Taking care of themselves…………You Bet. An Educated Viking’s fan wrote this. I felt the need to explain it to the Packer fans before they pat their own backs again!

  39. LionsFan85 says: Sep 9, 2010 4:46 PM

    As sad as it is to be a Lions fan sometimes, at least I can look back and be proud of Players groomed in Michigan like Woodson. Still a standout individual from the University of Michigan.

  40. sand0 says: Sep 9, 2010 4:46 PM

    As if he’ll still be playing 4 years from now. Hopefully the new contract gives him a higher near term salary.

  41. ClayMath52 says: Sep 9, 2010 4:49 PM

    RC IV says:
    September 9, 2010 3:02 PM
    Gregjennings85 says:
    September 9, 2010 2:40 PM
    Take notes, that’s how a real organization does it. We take care of our own, and we don’t go public with it, prior.
    ==================== ==========
    He will never see all of the money. Neither will Driver. They get some cash up front and are gone after the lockout.
    If it’s not a particular circumstance like it is now( uncapped year- looming lockout) neither of these guys gets a new deal.
    Greg, i almost puked reading your post.
    You are such a tool.
    ____________________________________________________________________
    Good one “idiot boy” See the Packers don’t base all their decisions on the possible lockout year because if it doesn’t happen, these contracts will be great for the organization. I know this may be hard to understand since your a fan of an organization that is willing to throw 7mil at a reciever and not buy him when they can for 850k. Be honest, your pissed about the way your front office has run your team this year….if you’re not, then you’re more dumb than I thought.

  42. Charles Wood says: Sep 9, 2010 4:52 PM

    durno99 says:
    September 9, 2010 4:13 PM
    3 years left on his contract! What kind of message are we setting here! The bottom line is to get as much cash flowing this year (the uncapped year) before the new collective bargaining agreement. It was nothing more than a calculated business agreement.
    ————————————————
    Hey Dingle Nutz… check this out.
    “What was key on this deal is that the team essentially made a three-year commitment to Woodson where he can make over $33 million over the next three years. Overall it’s a new five-year deal with a max value of over $55 million that has $21 million in advances and bonuses,” agent Carl Poston told KDVR.

  43. minnesconsin_ad says: Sep 9, 2010 4:56 PM

    Percy Headachin says:
    September 9, 2010 2:24 PM
    Good for him. That should show vets and rooks that the Packers will pay you if your play well and honor your contract. Woodson got paid, Driver got paid, Arod got paid. It is only jerks who mouth off to the media like Sharper and Walker who did not get paid. hmmmm what should players learn from this?—————
    I like the idea of this sentiment. But, let’s wait and see what they do with Jermichael Finley. They guy is by all accounts kind of a d-bag who can’t keep his mouth shut — sort of like Sharper and Walker were/are. But I bet the packers give him a big payday as long as he performs.

  44. packrulzm says: Sep 9, 2010 4:59 PM

    durno99 says:
    September 9, 2010 4:13 PM
    3 years left on his contract! What kind of message are we setting here! The bottom line is to get as much cash flowing this year (the uncapped year) before the new collective bargaining agreement. It was nothing more than a calculated business agreement.
    Dipsticks like BOOB Nelson and Jimmy with their uneducated comments make us all puke. I am amazed that either can read. Taking care of their own…………….. …Not………..Tak ing care of themselves………. ..You Bet. An Educated Viking’s fan wrote this. I felt the need to explain it to the Packer fans before they pat their own backs again!
    __________________________________________________
    Hmmmm, what kind of message are we sending. What kind of message are we sending. Well, I guess giving a 41 year old QB a 3 million dollar raise for no reason with the ability to earn a lot more in incentives means nothing to you. I guess the message would be this. Go ahead and hold our team hostage while skipping camp and sending the team backwards for years and years.
    You’re an uneducated tool.

  45. pkrlvr says: Sep 9, 2010 5:03 PM

    I never cease to be embarrassed by my fellow packer fans. Jimmy and Bob, are you the same person? And greg, you ARE a tool…jesus christ you’re a tool…..

  46. durno99 says: Sep 9, 2010 5:32 PM

    Charles Wood…………………You are the dingle nuts as you made my point! He got 21 MILLION NOW which is uncapped! As far as the rest I HIGHLY doubt he will see year 5 and maybe not 4. They put a large share upfront so it won’t count as much moving forward. Shall we do this in crayon? Pull out your 8 count box and we can get started. As for PACKRULZM…………..I never said anything about Favre so quit putting words in my mouth! It is you Packer fans puking all over yourselves that you did something great when in all reality this was a total business move with the uncapped year. Wisconsin, the proud home of Charles Woodson and Charles Manson……….SWEET!!!!!!!!

  47. durno99 says: Sep 9, 2010 5:35 PM

    As I am writing this Dallas just wrapped up Miles Austin for 7 years. Boy they are really taking care of their own! Or this could be a total business move? Dillweeds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. durno99 says: Sep 9, 2010 5:41 PM

    How can you have an ID name of Fire Ted and brag about the moves your team is making. This makes you a hypocrite like a good share of the Green Bay community!

  49. Terrell Blowens says: Sep 9, 2010 5:56 PM

    I like how his 7 month contract dispute is finally over… oh wait, I’m talking about that Terrell Revis fella

  50. Pervy *Harvin says: Sep 9, 2010 5:58 PM

    What does this have to do with the Vikings vs. Saints????????????????????

  51. jimmySee says: Sep 9, 2010 6:09 PM

    “I like the idea of this sentiment. But, let’s wait and see what they do with Jermichael Finley. They guy is by all accounts kind of a d-bag who can’t keep his mouth shut — sort of like Sharper and Walker were/are. But I bet the packers give him a big payday as long as he performs.”
    Donald Driver and Charles Woodson serve as mentors for Finley. He has a way better chance to evolve into a team leader and long term presence with their being on the team.

  52. irishgary says: Sep 9, 2010 6:10 PM

    @RC IV
    You are an idiot.
    The Packers keep the players happy, keep a good clubhouse no bitching.
    Your organization is dysfunctional.

  53. jimmySee says: Sep 9, 2010 6:53 PM

    durno99 — your break is over — get back to making those pizzas — and don’t forget to take your meds — Charles Manson is not from Wisconsin.

  54. Wipackman says: Sep 9, 2010 7:05 PM

    Allied Biscuit says:
    September 9, 2010 3:59 PM
    Revis stands alone.
    Woodson doesn’t even come close
    You are not smart or you are not objective or you are not paying attention…. or your a Viking fan and that would explain the stupid part.

  55. Pervy *Harvin says: Sep 9, 2010 7:10 PM

    Packer douchers….watch your old love Favre light it up tonight. The love you lost you stupid idiots! LOL Thompson got mad because Brett wouldn’t let him blow him…

  56. I_H8_Waffles says: Sep 10, 2010 2:16 AM

    durnogg,
    It’s better to have words put in your mouth than your usual things.
    Also even an educated Viking fan(as you claim to be) is still more dumb than the dumbest Packer fan.
    Vikes 0-1, Pack still undefeated.

  57. I_H8_Waffles says: Sep 10, 2010 2:19 AM

    Oh, and Pervy,
    Farve lit up that secondary, they almost caught 5 by my count. Looks like Favre is way past mid season form and all the way to post season form! What a Pro!!

  58. RC IV says: Sep 10, 2010 1:50 PM

    Charles Manson is not from Wisconsin.
    No, he isn’t. But he does have a son living in Eau Claire…..just for your edification.

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