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The remnants of the Super Bowl defense

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Charles Woodson was talking about the Green Bay Packers' secondary, but he might as well have been talking about the entire starting defense from Super Bowl XLV.

"Everybody but Sam [Shields] is gone," said Woodson, the Oakland Raiders safety who was released by the Packers after the 2012 season.

And Shields wasn't even a starter in that game four years ago.

With the departure of cornerback Tramon Williams in free agency earlier this week -- Williams signed a three-year, $21 million deal with the Cleveland Browns -- the Packers have only one defensive starter from that game under contract for next season.

It's linebacker Clay Matthews, as you can see below.

It's possible a second starter from that game, defensive tackle B.J. Raji, could return. He's currently a free agent after spending all of last season on the Packers’ injured reserve list because of a biceps injury. The Packers would like to bring back Raji, who has drawn little or no interest from other teams.

In Williams’ case, the Packers wanted him back, but only at the right price. Their offer couldn’t compete with what the Browns gave him.

"It comes back to what you feel like your value is and what the team feels like your value is," Woodson said this week during an appearance in Green Bay. "If you can't come to a mutual agreement, then you move on. I'm sure [Williams] looked at it that way, and it was time for him to move on."

Taking a closer look at that defense, the Packers have since either released or opted not to re-sign nine of the 11 starters: Williams, Woodson, Ryan Pickett, Howard Green, C.J. Wilson, A.J. Hawk, Desmond Bishop, Frank Zombo and Nick Collins, although Collins was a medical situation because of a neck injury.