NFL notes: Green Bay releases Charles Woodson

The Green Bay Packers released Charles Woodson with two years left on his contract, prompting the 36-year-old defensive back to say he wants to go play for a Super Bowl contender.

The Packers clear about $10 million in cap space by releasing Woodson. Carl Poston, Woodson’s agent, said the veteran wasn’t done yet.


‘‘The Packers told Charles they’re going in a different direction,’’ Poston said. ‘‘Charles told me he still wants to play — for a Super Bowl contender.’’

Woodson, named to eight Pro Bowls, signed a five-year deal before the 2010 season that was worth as much as $55 million. He missed nine games during the 2012 regular season because of a broken right collarbone and played in two postseason games.

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Woodson was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 and the Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1998. He spent the first eight years of his career with the Raiders, who drafted the Heisman Trophy winner out of Michigan with the No. 4 overall pick.

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Shalise Manza Young of the Globe staff contributed to this report.
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