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Rodney Hudson | Center | #61

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 300
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (55) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Raiders C Rodney Hudson agreed to a restructured contract.
Hudson agreed to have $7.085 million of his $8 million base salary converted to a signing bonus, saving the Raiders $5.668 million in cap space. The 28-year-old earned PFF's No. 1 pass-blocking grade among centers in 2017. Apr 27 - 1:11 PM

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Raiders declared C Rodney Hudson, RB Taiwan Jones, CB Keith McGill, LB Neiron Ball, OL Khalif Barnes, WR Rod Streater, and TE Gabe Holmes inactive for Week 13 against the Chiefs.

Hudson has missed much of the past month with a high-ankle sprain.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 02:52:00 PM

Raiders C Rodney Hudson (ankle, doubtful) isn't expected to play Sunday against the Chiefs.

This would be his third absence in the last four games. Hudson returned to a limited practice on Thursday but was back on the sidelines for Friday's session. Tony Bergstom will draw another start at center.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 10:52:00 AM

Raiders C Rodney Hudson aggravated his ankle injury in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

Hudson missed Week 10 with a high-ankle sprain. He'll likely miss next week's game against the Titans, leaving Tony Bergstrom to man the pivot.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 06:09:00 PM

Raiders C Rodney Hudson (ankle) is active for Week 11 against the Lions.

Hudson missed Week 10. Inactive for the Raiders are CB Dexter McDonald, RB Roy Helu, LB Neiron Ball, OL Matt McCants, WR Rod Streater, TE Gabe Holmes and TE Lee Smith.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 11:28:00 AM

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.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 08:49:00 AM

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.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 06:09:00 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.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 03:17:00 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.
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 04:45:00 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.
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 08:52:00 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
Wed, Feb 25, 2015 03:04:00 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.
Mon, Feb 23, 2015 05:18:00 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.
Sun, Feb 8, 2015 12:16:00 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

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