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Another superstar cornerback gets a new deal

Posted on: September 9, 2010 1:46 pm
Edited on: September 9, 2010 3:18 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

The Packers announced that they have signed cornerback Charles Woodson to a contract extension through 2014. No C. Woodson (US Presswire) word yet on the renumeration. We'll pass along details as soon as they're available.

News of Woodson’s extension sneaks up on everyone (these days, we’re not used to a superstar cornerback getting a new contract without first staging a dramatic, over-publicized holdout). Woodson signed a seven-year, $52 million deal in 2006, which means he had three years remaining on his deal (sound familiar?) That deal was scheduled to pay Woodson $7.5 million in 2010, $5.5 million in ’11 and $6.5 million in ’12.

It’s rare to see a cornerback rework his contract and (we assume) get a pay increase one month before his 34th birthday. Usually by this age, a corner is either moving to safety or adjusting to retired life. Woodson, however, has only improved with age.

Part of the improvements stem from the fact that Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers has used Woodson more as a jack-of-all-trades (think Troy Polamalu) than pure cover corner. That jack-of-all-trades role has made the former Heisman winner even more valuable – which Packers general manager Ted Thompson seems to have acknowledged.


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Since: May 19, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2010 8:01 am
 

Another superstar cornerback gets a new deal

Vikes looked good last night... 2nd place may be a reach for THEM.



Since: Feb 22, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2010 7:39 pm
 

Another superstar cornerback gets a new deal

When has Minnesota ever finished in first place?  0 superbowls and counting . . .



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: September 9, 2010 7:30 pm
 

Another superstar cornerback gets a new deal

if he wanted to pay for a 2nd place team he would play for chicago or detroit!!!



Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: September 9, 2010 6:58 pm
 

Another superstar cornerback gets a new deal

If he really wanted to play for a second place team, he would go to the Vikings, just like some other Packer rejects.Laughing



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2010 4:56 pm
 

Another superstar cornerback gets a new deal

That's too bad for him-- why would he want to play for a 2nd place team?


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