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Rodney Hudson | Center

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 299
College: Florida State
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Raiders agreed to terms with C Rodney Hudson on a five-year, $44.5M contract.
After missing out on big-ticket targets Ndamukong Suh and Randall Cobb, the Raiders finally found someone to take their money. It comes in the form of paying a center an average annual salary of a league-high $8.9 million, more than Maurkice Pouncey ($8.8M) and Alex Mack ($8.4). It's obviously a ton of coin, but Hudson was PFF's No. 3 overall center while starting all 16 games for the Chiefs last year. Not yet 26 years old, Hudson will be an upgrade on Stefan Wisniewski. Hudson's addition is also good news for Latavius Murray. Mar 9 - 8:49 AM

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The Kansas City Star has heard teams are bidding at least $8 million annually on free agent C Rodney Hudson.

The Raiders and Chiefs are the only teams known to be bidding at this time. Oakland has apparently washed its hands of young Stefen Wisniewski, and risks being left empty handed if Hudson stays in Kansas City. The Chiefs don't have as much cap room as the Raiders, but can offer a much better chance to win.
Mar 8 - 6:09 PM

The Raiders are reportedly making a strong push for free agent C Rodney Hudson.

With Randall Cobb and Ndamukong Suh off the market, the Raiders will turn their attention to secondary options. They're battling the Chiefs for the right to sign Hudson, who was PFF's No. 3 center last season. They're also still hot for DT Terrance Knighton.
Mar 8 - 3:17 PM

The Chiefs are "making a strong push" to re-sign free agent C Rodney Hudson.

With free agency just three days away, Hudson remains likely to test the open market. The top center available, Hudson is seeking at least $8 million annually. Multiple teams -- including the Raiders -- are expected to have interest in signing him. Hudson was PFF's No. 3 center last season.
Mar 7 - 4:45 PM

ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson expects the team to be "players" for free agent C Rodney Hudson.

Williamson expects fellow free agent C Chris Myers to be the Raiders' "Plan B." CBS' Jason La Canfora has also reported the Raiders are eyeing Hudson, and expects him to earn at least $7 million annually in his new deal. The Raiders have a preposterous amount of cap space, so if they want Hudson, he'll likely be theirs. Oakland is moving on from Stefen Wisniewski.
Mar 5 - 8:52 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora expects free agent C Rodney Hudson to net at least $7 million annually on the open market.

Hudson is aiming to become one of the league's highest-paid pivots. Only Maurkice Pouncey, Alex Mack, Ryan Kalil, and Nick Mangold earn $7 million-plus annually. Hudson doesn't turn 26 until July and was PFF's No. 3 center last season. La Canfora reports the Raiders are "looking hard" at Hudson.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 25 - 3:04 PM

The Chiefs met with free agent Rodney Hudson's representative at the Combine.

Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star says the talks are ongoing. Hudson is seeking to become the highest-paid center in the NFL. This offseason is going to be quite the juggling act for the Chiefs as they look to re-sign Hudson and NFL sack-leader Justin Houston. The latter is likely to receive the franchise tag.
Feb 23 - 5:18 PM

The Kansas City Star expects free agent C Rodney Hudson to seek $7 million per year on the open market.

Hudson is the top free agent center available, but this would be a steep price tag for any center, and likely price Hudson out of the cap-strapped Chiefs' range. Not yet 26 years old, Hudson is a highly athletic and consistent pivot with room to get better. Buffalo's Eric Wood currently has the priciest contract for a center in the league. He makes $6.3 million per year.
Feb 8 - 12:16 PM

The Kansas City Star reports the Chiefs have concerns about Rodney Hudson as their starting center.

Hudson opened minicamp as the favorite to start, but Jeff Allen has been getting reps with the first-team offense. The Chiefs also drafted Eric Kush in the sixth-round, who is expected to compete for backup duties in training camp.
Sat, Jun 8, 2013 08:08:00 PM

Rodney Hudson opened pre-draft minicamp as the Chiefs' starting center.

The 55th pick in the 2011 draft, Hudson opened last year as the starter but broke his leg in Week 3 and went on injured reserve. Hudson was a decorated guard at Florida State, but is built like a pivot at 6-foot-2, 299. He is a bit undersized, but athletic and should win any competition to start for Andy Reid.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 09:55:00 PM

C Rodney Hudson (broken leg) is expected to be a full participant in the Chiefs' offseason program.

Hudson was sent to injured reserve after breaking his leg in Week 3. He started all three games before going down. "I’ve been working hard to get back and it’s good to be back," Hudson said at voluntary workouts Tuesday. Hudson remains the Chiefs' clear-cut starter at center.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 10:36:00 PM

Chiefs placed C Rodney Hudson (leg) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Hudson broke a bone in his leg during the Week 3 win over the Saints. Ryan Lilja will slide over to the center spot and Jeff Allen will step in at left guard. The Chiefs also signed veteran G/C Russ Hochstein on Tuesday. The loss of Hudson, a 2011 second-round pick, is a blow to one of the game's best offensive lines.
Wed, Sep 26, 2012 12:10:00 PM

Chiefs C Rodney Hudson was forced from Sunday's Week 3 game at New Orleans with a knee injury.

Hudson was on the ground screaming in pain, but the severity of the injury is unclear. The Chiefs don't have a pure backup center, so Ryan Lilja has moved over with Jeff Allen coming on at left guard.
Sun, Sep 23, 2012 03:15:00 PM

Rodney Hudson is running as the Chiefs starting center, as expected.

Long-time pivot Casey Wiegmann has retired. Hudson is a 2011 second-round pick that has ideal center size at 6'2/299. "Bodywise, he's got the body, and I think he's got the right frame of mind," coach Romeo Crennel said. "He's got one of those offensive-lineman mentalities. So far, I think he's done a good job." Headed by tackles Branden Albert and Eric Winston, this unit has top-five potential.
Mon, Jul 30, 2012 09:34:00 AM

Chiefs GM Scott Pioli confirmed at the Combine that 2011 second-round pick Rodney Hudson will be a starter in 2012.

Hudson was a guard at Florida State and the most decorated offensive lineman in Seminoles history, but he was drafted to play center in Kansas City. He'll be a natural replacement for free agent C Casey Wiegmann, who will likely retire.
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 02:48:00 PM

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