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Charles Woodson | Defensive Back

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (38) / 10/7/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
College: Michigan
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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. Jun 4 - 8:57 AM

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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.
Mar 19 - 11:37 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.
Feb 28 - 6:04 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.
Feb 27 - 7:19 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.
Feb 24 - 6:24 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.
Jan 16 - 5:23 PM

Charles Woodson says he wants to play in 2014 and would prefer to re-sign with the Raiders.

"I want to play again," Woodson said. "I think this is the only place that I would play. I do plan on coming back and playing for the Raiders. If that didn’t happen, then I think I would have to decide if I want to go somewhere else for another year. If I’m wanted here, I’m coming back." The 37-year-old has started all 13 games and is Pro Football Focus' No. 38 safety this season.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 09:12:00 AM

Charles Woodson has tied an NFL record with 13 defensive touchdowns.

Late in the third quarter Sunday night, Woodson scooped up a Danny Woodhead fumble and brought it to the house. It vaulted him into a tie with Rod Woodson and Darren Sharper for the all-time mark. Woodson, who turns 37 years old Monday, has 30 tackles, one sack, one interception and one pass breakup through five games this year.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 08:50:00 AM

Charles Woodson has been running as the first-team free safety during Raiders minicamp.

As expected, Woodson has stepped in ahead of Usama Young immediately despite just signing on three weeks ago. The 36-year-old will line up next to strong safety Tyvon Branch.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 09:54:00 AM

The Denver Post reports the Broncos made Charles Woodson a one-year offer worth a maximum of $3.7 million through "reachable incentives."

Woodson's Raiders deal is worth a max of $4.3 million, though it's unknown how "reachable" the incentives are. He'll receive a base value of $1.8 million, including a $700,000 signing bonus. Unless the Broncos' base offer was dramatically lower, it's definitely surprising Woodson chose the cellar-dwelling Raiders over Denver based on a theoretical extra $600,000. Money talks.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, May 21, 2013 11:52:00 PM

Raiders agreed to terms with DB Charles Woodson on a one-year, $1.8 million contract.

The deal includes a $700,000 signing bonus, and is worth a "maximum" of $4.3 million, likely through hard-to-achieve incentives. Woodson is returning to the team that made him the No. 4 pick of the 1998 draft. Woodson spent the first eight years of his career in Oakland before defecting to Green Bay. He's chosen the Raiders over the Broncos despite the fact that Denver is on the cusp of the Super Bowl, and Oakland is one of the worst teams in the league. However Woodson spins it, money was almost certainly the determining factor. Going on 37, Woodson has lost multiple steps the past few seasons, but will still likely be a better option than Usama Young opposite Tyvon Branch at safety. It's possible he won't be a 1,000-snap player, instead playing somewhere in the neighborhood of 500-750.
Tue, May 21, 2013 09:50:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent Charles Woodson is "intrigued" by the idea of finishing his career in Oakland.

Schefter previously reported on NFL Live that the Broncos had made a "fair offer" in contract talks, but it's possible Woodson would prefer to return to Oakland. We still anticipate Woodson landing in Denver, where the team is much further along. The Raiders have the look of a four-win club at best.
Mon, May 20, 2013 04:49:00 PM

Coach John Fox said Monday the Broncos are in "wait and see" mode regarding free agent Charles Woodson joining the team.

The sides were reportedly "closing in on completing a deal" last week, before talks "hit a snag." The Raiders have since showed interest, although Woodson is likely using Oakland as leverage. Denver is easily his best bet if he wants to finish his career on a contender. Woodson is entering his age-37 season.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, May 20, 2013 03:39:00 PM

Free agent Charles Woodson's rep says he received an offer from the Broncos.

He also confirmed Woodson will visit the Raiders on Tuesday, and is not considering retirement. The Broncos may have made an offer, but it was clearly of the veteran's minimum variety. That's apparently not a price Woodson is yet willing to accept. He may soon find he doesn't have a choice.
Fri, May 17, 2013 09:53:00 AM

The Raiders have invited free agent Charles Woodson in for a visit next week.

"As of right now the plan is for him to fly in Tuesday," Woodson's agent said. "We are still waiting for their official schedule at this time." Woodson visited the Broncos on Wednesday but left without a contract, and the Giants have reportedly "dipped their toe in the water" for the veteran. The Raiders have holes all over their defense, and it would be a nice spot for Woodson if he wants to play as much as possible. Woodson spent the first eight years of his career in Oakland.
Thu, May 16, 2013 08:33:00 PM

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