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Charles Woodson | Defensive Back | #24

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (41) / 10/7/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
College: Michigan
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 1 (4) / OAK

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Ex-Raiders and Packers DB Charles Woodson has joined ESPN as an analyst.
With his 18-year career over, Woodson will be joining ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown, replacing Keyshawn Johnson. Woodson hung up his cleats with 65 career interceptions, tied for the fifth most of all time. He played 1,132 snaps for the Raiders in 2015, grading out positively in Pro Football Focus' ratings. He's a Hall-of-Famer. Thu, Feb 18, 2016 07:38:00 PM

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Raiders S Charles Woodson will retire after this season.

That means Thursday against the Chargers will be his final home game. The 39-year-old has recorded 65 interceptions in his career, which ties him with Ken Riley for fifth-most all-time. He's had a productive season with five picks and three fumble recoveries. Woodson's next stop is Canton where he's sure to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 08:36:00 PM

Raiders S Charles Woodson aggravated his shoulder injury Week 9.

Woodson initially suffered a dislocated shoulder Week 1, but he has played through the injury all season. He aggravated the shoulder early against Pittsburgh, but again played through it. He should be fine to face the Vikings next week.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 10:37:00 AM

Raiders SS Charles Woodson (shoulder) is questionable for Week 2 against the Ravens.

Woodson suffered a dislocated shoulder in last week's loss to Cincinnati. He was getting manhandled before the injury and finished Week 1 with PFF's seventh-worst safety grade out of 67 qualifiers. Larry Asante would slide in at strong safety if Woodson has to sit out.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 05:04:00 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Raiders SS Charles Woodson has a dislocated shoulder.

The word comes from Woodson's agent's mouth, and the 38-year-old's recovery timetable is uncertain at this point, though we'd guess Woodson will miss some time. The Raiders may be forced to start Taylor Mays and Keenan Lambert at safety Week 2 against the Ravens with FS Nate Allen (knee) also hurt.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 09:41:00 PM

Raiders SS Charles Woodson suffered a shoulder injury Week 1.

Woodson will undergo an MRI on Monday. With FS Nate Allen likely done for the season, the Raiders cannot afford to lose their veteran anchor for any time.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 12:46:00 PM

Raiders SS Charles Woodson hasn't missed a practice this offseason.

It's the first time in Woodson's career he's been present at every offseason practice. The 38-year-old appears to be in great health as he enters his 18th NFL season. Woodson finished near the bottom of PFF's safety grades last year, but still managed four interceptions, his highest total since 2011.
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 09:48:00 AM

Raiders re-signed SS Charles Woodson to a one-year contract.

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie has a curious affinity for declining veterans. Woodson remains a team leader at age 38, but his on-field play slipped precipitously as the 2014 season progressed. He wound up grading out 68th among 87 qualifiers in PFF's safety grades, but did rack up 113 tackles and four interceptions. Woodson is very likely to return as a 2015 starter.
Mon, Jan 26, 2015 03:53:00 PM

Raiders S Charles Woodson expects to keep playing in 2015.

At age 38, Woodson is the oldest active safety in the NFL this year. He hasn't missed a game and is tied for the team-lead in tackles with 82 to go with two interceptions. The future Hall of Famer has graded out 51st among 85 qualifiers in PFF's safety grades.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 09:52:00 AM

Charles Woodson declined to say this will be his last NFL season.

Woodson will turn 38 in October, but was a respectable every-down safety for the Raiders last year. It's conceivable that he could actually play into 2015 if he can sustain health. Woodson did reiterate that he'll only play for the Raiders, the same line he took while waffling with retirement after last season.
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 08:57:00 AM

Raiders re-signed FS Charles Woodson to a one-year contract.

37-year-old Woodson was an effective every-down safety in 2013, recording 97 tackles, one interception and three forced fumbles. Woodson is obviously on the tail end of his career, but he has shown few signs of slowing down and should continue to provide a steady, veteran presence in the Oakland secondary.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 11:37:00 PM

CSN Bay Area reports contract talks between the Raiders and free agent S Charles Woodson have hit a "snag."

It sounds like the Raiders are offering another incentive-heavy one-year deal, while Woodson wants a "more straightforward contract" entering his age-38 season. Woodson has threatened to retire if the club doesn't meet his demands. Woodson is obviously on the tail end of his career, but was one of Oakland's top defenders in 2013. He seems 50:50 to play football again at this point.
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 06:04:00 PM

Free agent Charles Woodson is open to retirement if he doesn't like the offers he receives in free agency.

"If the right numbers don’t come across, for myself and from the team’s standpoint, then (retirement) is a serious consideration," Woodson said Thursday. "I do plan on playing another year. Hopefully something can get done with the Raiders, but if not then I’ve got to take a real hard look at this last year being the last one." Playing on a one-year, $1.8 million deal, Woodson was an every-down safety in 2013, notching 97 tackles, one interception and three forced fumbles. He'll likely have to be willing to be a part-time player if he's to return in 2014.
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 07:19:00 PM

Coach Dennis Allen said the Raiders would like to re-sign free agent Charles Woodson.

"I think he’s a guy we’d like to hopefully bring back," Allen said. "There’s a business side to anything that you do, but I thought from a leadership perspective and really from a playing perspective, I thought he brought a lot to the table." There's mutual interest between the two sides. Woodson, 37, won't command a multi-year deal. He's our No. 12 free-agent safety.
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 06:24:00 PM

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said the team would like to re-sign free agent Charles Woodson.

The interest is mutual, as Woodson has already stated he wants to play in 2014 and would prefer to re-sign with the Raiders. The 37-year-old started all 16 games and graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 28 safety this season. Woodson should only require an incentive-based one-year deal.
Thu, Jan 16, 2014 05:23:00 PM

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