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Charles Woodson | Defensive Back

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (39) / 10/7/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
College: Michigan
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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. Sep 18 - 5:04 PM

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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.
Sep 14 - 9:41 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.
Sep 14 - 12:46 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.
Jun 10 - 9:48 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.
Jan 26 - 3:53 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

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

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