Green Bay released Charles Woodson on Friday with two years left on his contract. The Packers clear $10 million in cap space by cutting the 36-year-old defensive back.
"The Packers told Charles they're going in a different direction," Woodson's agent, Carl Poston, said. "Charles still wants to play -- for a Super Bowl contender."
Woodson played seven seasons with the Packers after eight seasons with the Raiders.
He missed nine games during the 2012 season because of a broken collarbone.
"We had a good run," he wrote to ESPNWisconsin.com in a text message.
Melky Cabrera reported to Toronto's camp in Dunedin, Fla., but deflected questions about last season's 50-game drug suspension while playing with the Giants. With only slight variations, Cabrera repeatedly said through a translator: "I made a mistake. I paid the price for it." The outfielder signed a $16 million, two-year deal with the Blue Jays.
Serena Williams became the oldest woman to hold the No. 1 ranking by rallying from 4-1 down in the third set to beat Petra Kvitova 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open in Doha.
Williams, 31, needed to reach the semifinals to replace Victoria Azarenka at No. 1. Chris Evert held the top ranking in 1985 just shy of her 31st birthday. It's the sixth time Williams will be No. 1. She faces Maria Sharapova in the semifinals, and Azarenka plays Agnieszka Radwanska.
Fredrik Jacobson birdied the two toughest holes at Riviera Country Club en route to a 6-under 65 and a share of the Northern Trust Open lead with Sang-Moon Bae in Los Angeles. They were at 9-under 133, a shot ahead of John Merrick (66) and John Rollins (65). Phil Mickelson had a 67 despite a double bogey on 10 and was at 138.
Ted Ligety became the first man in 45 years to win three gold medals at a skiing world championships by taking the giant slalom in Schladming, Austria. He can match Jean-Claude Killy, who earned four golds in 1968, if he wins Sunday's slalom.