|Packers safety Charles Woodson is due to make at least $10 million for the 2013 season. (US Presswire)|
It's decision time for the Green Bay Packers concerning veteran defensive back Charles Woodson. The 36-year-old is due to make $10 million plus incentives if he were to play in all 16 games of the 2013 season, and it's up to the Packers' front office to decide if the aging veteran is worth the money.
"I guess the Packers have to make a decision," Woodson's agent, Carl Poston, told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. "Is having Charles out there worth $11 million a year? I would think so because he's one of the better defensive players. He's not what he was but he's much more valuable than most defensive players, period."
In an effort to extend his career, Woodson moved from corner to safety in 2012, where he recorded 50 tackles and one interception in just nine games. But Poston remains optimistic, counting the lack of bad news as good news.
"They haven't said anything to the contrary," Poston said, "so we're assuming he's going to be back."
There are several roadblocks, however. The Packers will need to figure out how to pay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, nose tackle B.J. Raji and linebacker Clay Mathews, who will all be looking for extensions. Of course, Woodson's contract could always be restructured if both sides agree to keep him around -- an option Poston thought viable.
"There's always a trade-off," Poston said. "I'm sure there's something we could work out if there's more guaranteed money in the deal."
At the end of the day, Poston seemed confident Woodson would remain a Packer -- but not without a hint of uncertainty.
"I don't even think it's a decision [for the Packers]," Poston told the paper. "But you never know. I could get a call as soon as we hang up. You never know."
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