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Notebook: Search for Collins' successor continues

9:24 PM, Feb. 24, 2013
The Green Bay Packers have been searching for a safety ever since Nick Collins was hurt while tackling Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Steward in September 2011. File/Press-Gazette Media
The Green Bay Packers have been searching for a safety ever since Nick Collins was hurt while tackling Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Steward in September 2011. File/Press-Gazette Media
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The decision wasn't personal, but a move the Green Bay Packers felt needed to be made.

With Charles Woodson coming off his second broken collarbone in three years, the Packers opted two weeks ago to release the 36-year-old defensive back and shed his $10 million salary for 2013.

Nine games without Woodson forced the Packers to get younger. Casey Hayward established himself as a defensive rookie of the year candidate in Woodson's slot cornerback spot while M.D. Jennings and Jerron McMillian played well enough to open the conversation about potential life without the former Heisman Trophy ...

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