The numbers on Woodson

Cornerback could make up to $10 million this year

Cornerback Charles Woodson, signed as a free agent April 26, could earn almost $10 million this year.

The deal became official May 1. It's a seven-year contract worth more than $39 million, though most of the value is tied into the first few years.

Woodson, 29, received a $4 million signing bonus and a $4.35 million roster bonus. His base salary for next season is $1.5 million. He would count $6.7 million against the salary cap.

The front-loaded structure of the deal spares the Packers from having exorbitantly high salary-cap numbers for Woodson in future years. His cap number in 2007 would be $3.5 million.

His base salaries for the remainder of the contract, which also includes annual roster and workout bonuses, are $1.25 million in 2007, $3.25 million in '08, $4 million in '09, $5 million in '10, $5.5 million in '11 and $6.5 million in '12.

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