Packers finalize extension for Charles Woodson

Contract extensions have been tough for players to come by this year, and the last few years they haven’t been easy to find in Green Bay.

But three days before the beginning of his season, Charles Woodson is carrying around some new paper. The Packers have rewarded Woodson for being the NFL’s defensive player of the year last season, giving him a two-year extension today that will bring him closer to being in line with some of the league’s top cornerbacks, Oakland’s Nnamdi Asomugha and the New York Jets’ Darrelle Revis.

It’s a move that has been reported to be in the works for some time, and now the Packers and Woodson have their business done so the focus can turn to the season. According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Woodson was scheduled to earn a base salary of $6.5 million this season and in each of the next two with a $900,000 roster bonus each year.

Woodson will turn 34 next month.

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