Posted May 21, 2013

Raiders sign Charles Woodson to one-year deal

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Charles Woodson makes a return trip to the Raiders. He spent his first eight season in the NFL with the team. (Picture courtesy of Raiders Twitter account)

Charles Woodson makes a return trip to the Raiders. He spent his first eight seasons in the NFL with the team. (Picture courtesy of Raiders Twitter account)

The Oakland Raiders signed veteran safety Charles Woodson to a one-year deal on Tuesday, the team announced.

Woodson will receive a $700,000 signing bonus and can make up to $4.3 million, according to ESPN.

Woodson, 36, spent the last seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers, helping that team to a Super Bowl title after the 201o season. Woodson spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Raiders have being drafted by the team with the fourth overall selection of the first round in 1998.

Woodson said he wanted to play for a contender and had visited a number of teams since being released by Green Bay.

An eight-time Pro Bowler, Woodson has 55 interceptions in his career and was the league’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2009.


8 comments
KeysSteven
KeysSteven

It's too bad Urlacher stayed with the Bears his whole career, otherwise, he could've returned to Chicago and signed a 1-year, 'for-old-times-sake' deal like Charles did in Oakland.  The good life.  CW may help put some people in the seats, pass on some knowledge, I'll give Oakland that.  Urlacher might've done the same.

lukeortman
lukeortman

Woodson said recently that he would be open to signing with a non-contending team if it meant he got to play. Their GM has a relationship with Woodson so this makes a lot of sense. 

Cool
Cool

I have a few questions about Mr Woodson and his mental state.  First off, does he really believe Oakland is a contender? Second, does he really want to retire as a Raider? If he answers yes to any one of these questions, I would contend he has reason to become apart of the lawsuit against the NFL for damage caused to the brain while playing the game.

John4
John4

Just a money grab before retirement.

tfaw
tfaw

did not know the raiders were a contender...

John4
John4

 @KeysSteven Note that nothing is stopping Urlacher from signing with one of several teams.  Also, the Bears offered him a contract (and we all know the Bears are a frugal team - some say "cheap") that he turned down.  Would it be a huge surprise if he changes his mind and unretires?

John4
John4

 @lukeortman And of course, don't forget the $4.3 Million golden parachute.