After seven seasons and 100 games, Charles Woodson's illustrious career with the Green Bay Packers has come to an end. On Friday afternoon, the Packers made the news official.

“(Woodson) has been an integral part of the Packers’ success and our Super Bowl title in 2010 would not have been possible without his contributions," general manager Ted Thompson said in a release. "A once-in-a-generation talent as a player, he is also a great leader and ambassador for the organization off the field."

This was one area in which Thompson was able to save plenty of money under the salary cap. Turning 37 years old in October, Woodson has suffered two broken collarbones the last three years. And entering his 16th NFL season, he was due a base salary of $6.5 million with a roster bonus of $2.5 million the first day of training camp.

Agent Carl Poston, who confirmed Woodson's release to the Journal Sentinel early Friday, said his client was not necessarily surprised by the Packers' decision.

"I don't think so," Poston said. "People have been talking about it. I think it was just a business deal."