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Woodson intrigued by prospect of re-signing with Raiders

By Steve Corkran
Monday, May 20th, 2013 at 1:19 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Veteran defensive back Charles Woodson is slated to meet with the Raiders on Tuesday, and Raiders coach Dennis Allen said he is hopeful of bringing back the player that once starred in a silver-and-black uniform.
“I want to do anything we can to help this team get better,” Allen said Monday. “So, we’ll see how that process goes.”
The Raiders reportedly already made an initial offer to Woodson, 36. The 49ers and Denver Broncos are the only two teams that Woodson has met with since he was released by the Green Bay Packers.
Woodson told the Maize and Blue News that he is open to finishing his career with the team that selected him with the fourth pick of the 1998 NFL draft.
“It would be a really big thing to go back to Oakland being that I played there really most of my career,” Woodson said.
Woodson spent his first eight seasons with the Raiders. He signed with the Green Bay Packers in 2006 and spent the past seven seasons there.
“I spent most of my career in Oakland and I still have a lot of friends there,” Woodson said. “I still know people in the organization. It would be a homecoming of sorts if it were to happen. So, we’ll see.”
The Raiders are in need of a replacement for released free safety Michael Huff. For now, Brandian Ross and Usama Young are the leading candidates to take over for Huff.
Signing Woodson would give the Raiders a proven player to pair up with veteran strong safety Tyvon Branch on the back end of their retooled defense.
Woodson earlier this offseason said he wanted to sign with a legitimate Super Bowl contender. He since has backed off that hard-line stance as a result of a dearth of offers.
Last week, Woodson left Denver without receiving a contract offer. As of now, he said he isn’t sure how things are going to play out.
“I don’t have any idea, really,” Woodson said. “I plan on playing. I have a visit set up this week with the Oakland Raiders, so I’ll go out there and sit down with the coaching staff, GM and all of that, and we’ll figure it out from there.”
Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn spent four seasons with Woodson at the Packers. He said he’s eager to see how things play out.
“Everybody knows he’s a great player, but he’s also a great man, a great teammate, great leader,” Flynn said. “The front office, Reggie (McKenzie, general manager) and them, are going to make the right decision (about) what they think is going to be best for us going forward.”

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  • 00tt00

    Papertiger418 Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 2:35 pm
    Woodson’s there!
    ————
    so what….why exactly do we want a 36 year od safety….because no one with a career left wants the position….i dont get it

  • papertiger418

    Stop being such a wet blanket

  • dr_robert

    Woodson went from acting like top dog, wanting to only play for a SB contender, to scraping the bottom of the barrel, begging for a spot.

  • Dakota

    BREAKING NEWS:

    Charles Woodson has signed a 3 year deal with the Oakland Raiders. Unfortunately, 5 minutes after signing the contract he walked out into the hallway and ran into Darren McFadden and both players have suffered plantar fasciitis injuries and will miss the 2013 season.

  • inonewordraider

    Vic Tafur‏@VicTafur55s
    Josh Cribbs stopped to sign autographs

  • PlunkforHOF

    dr_robert Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 2:40 pm
    Woodson went from acting like top dog, wanting to only play for a SB contender, to scraping the bottom of the barrel, begging for a spot.

    ##########################################

    Good Lord, you hate the Raiders SOOOOO MUCH, don’t you?

  • dr_robert

    The_Judge37 Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    1127.dr_robert Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 2:20 pm
    SF is associated with the Golden Gate Bridge.
    We’re associated with the Bay Bridge, that keeps falling apart.
    Most of SF tourists love driving through.
    Most of Oakland you don’t want to drive through after dark.
    SF is the #1 tourist destination in the country.
    Oakland is the #1 place to go if you want to be robbed.
    ——

    Sounds like you’ve made a pretty convincing argument, i’m sure you’re new fan base will be proud to have you aboard the wagon.
    —-
    Was I wrong in any of that? Can’t deny the truth.

  • Marks hair

    ok we get woodson.. now call abraham

  • 00tt00

    SF is associated with the Golden Gate Bridge.
    We’re associated with the Bay Bridge, that keeps falling apart.
    Most of SF tourists love driving through.
    Most of Oakland you don’t want to drive through after dark.
    SF is the #1 tourist destination in the country.
    Oakland is the #1 place to go if you want to be robbed.
    ======================
    SF smells like piss
    Oak looks like sht

    sad reality

  • 0ak r8rs

    I think if he doesn’t sign tn or tmw then he’s not signing at all. If he is just using us to leverage an offer from another team, then today would be the icing on the cake. If we don’t hear positive news by the end of the day tmw then we r out. I’d line to see him back. For the right price. I don’t think he can save this team, but I think he can really help on and off the field.

  • dr_robert

    PlunkforHOF Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    dr_robert Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 2:40 pm
    Woodson went from acting like top dog, wanting to only play for a SB contender, to scraping the bottom of the barrel, begging for a spot.

    ##########################################

    Good Lord, you hate the Raiders SOOOOO MUCH, don’t you?
    ======
    U can’t handle the truth. Not my fault.

  • Marks hair

    nobody else is annoyed that they’re moving the draft to May huh?

  • 00tt00

    Papertiger418 Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 2:38 pm
    Stop being such a wet blanket
    =============
    im serious….why do we want a 36 yr old safety…..we would be better off picking some young unknown….just because we heard of the guys name thats a good thing….if we want some old guy to bring back some memories lets go with lester hayes

  • PlunkforHOF

    dr_robert Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 2:43 pm
    PlunkforHOF Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    dr_robert Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 2:40 pm
    Woodson went from acting like top dog, wanting to only play for a SB contender, to scraping the bottom of the barrel, begging for a spot.

    ##########################################

    Good Lord, you hate the Raiders SOOOOO MUCH, don’t you?
    ======
    U can’t handle the truth. Not my fault.

    #################

    Doesn’t change the truth of my comment, however.

  • 00tt00

    0ak R8rs Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 2:42 pm
    I think if he doesn’t sign tn or tmw then he’s not signing at all. If he is just using us to leverage an offer from another team, then today would be the icing on the cake. If we don’t hear positive news by the end of the day tmw then we r out. I’d line to see him back. For the right price. I don’t think he can save this team, but I think he can really help on and off the field.
    ========
    when woodson was here before he was the bad influence on charlie garner

  • Marks hair

    1163 . we want him because he’s better than what we have. plus he’s pretty cheap.. no better options

  • dr_robert

    Jerry McDonald ‏@Jerrymcd

    Here’s the deal with Terrelle Pryor _ he pleasantly surprised McKenzie/Allen with his last game, but they don’t think he’s a viable starter.
    ======
    End of stury. U guys get it now?

  • Relentless

    Marks hair Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 2:43 pm
    nobody else is annoyed that they’re moving the draft to May huh?
    —–
    I am it’s uneccessary. Goodell says they would need a new venue to keep it in April. OMG if NY didn’t have it there at Radio City. Like it can’t be anywhere else.

  • inonewordraider

    Vic Tafur‏@VicTafur4m
    “Hulk! Hulk! Hulk!” @Veldheer68 likes the new nickname, stops to sign

  • 0ak r8rs

    Marks Hair Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 2:43 pm
    nobody else is annoyed that they’re moving the draft to May huh?

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    I am a little. Cause it gives us another two or three weeks till the season basically starts. Cause even w all the off time after collective bargaining, I think of the season starting on draft day. But on the other hand, maybe it will compact it a little, cause there is still obviously alot of dead time in May. I’ve been so bored the last two or three weeks w the lack of football news.

  • Dakota

    1167.dr_robert Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 2:49 pm
    Jerry McDonald ‏@Jerrymcd

    Here’s the deal with Terrelle Pryor _ he pleasantly surprised McKenzie/Allen with his last game, but they don’t think he’s a viable starter.
    ======
    End of stury. U guys get it now?

    _______

    Reggie is racist.

  • dr_robert

    Bad news. TP will not be a Raider this year. No guarantee contract means he gets to take reps in camp, and then he’s gone. Writing is on the wall. Wait, u will see.

  • PlunkforHOF

    The nut-hugging for Denver on BSPN is unbelievable.

  • Relentless

    dr_robert Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 2:53 pm
    Bad news. TP will not be a Raider this year. No guarantee contract means he gets to take reps in camp, and then he’s gone. Writing is on the wall. Wait, u will see.
    —–
    Quiet you. He starts week 1.

  • RaiderSam

    MR..Realest Of The Real, Stickiest Of The Icky Says:
    May 20th, 2013 at 1:23 pm
    Even McDonalds doesn’t give you a job just for having a work ethic. You have to prove you can operate a fryer.

    ================

    God could they please get it over with – pre-season play, and
    see how good the guy really is

    this banter is awful – my God, Pryor, play well, please!

  • mcfadden20.

    :)

  • RaiderSam

    Dr_robert Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 2:49 pm
    Jerry McDonald ‏@Jerrymcd

    Here’s the deal with Terrelle Pryor _ he pleasantly surprised McKenzie/Allen with his last game, but they don’t think he’s a viable starter.
    ======
    End of stury. U guys get it now?

    =================

    No.

    He’ll compete , sink and swim on his own. Were just hoping the dude gets over, so this IDIOTIC back-and-forth over Pryor ENDS FINALLY. Its been a goddamn year of this nonsense.

    Just support the team, period. f the race baiting and sarcasm.

  • RaiderSam

    Dakota Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 2:50 pm
    1167.dr_robert Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 2:49 pm
    Jerry McDonald ‏@Jerrymcd

    Here’s the deal with Terrelle Pryor _ he pleasantly surprised McKenzie/Allen with his last game, but they don’t think he’s a viable starter.
    ======
    End of stury. U guys get it now?

    _______

    Reggie is racist.

    =========

    “Third-year quarterback Terrelle Pryor didn’t look near as sharp, though he did make a few nice throws. Pryor’s passes still are too wobbly and off the mark to be considered a legitimate contender for the starting job.”

    when the reality finally hit…..

  • RaiderSam

    00tt00 Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 2:42 pm
    SF is associated with the Golden Gate Bridge.
    We’re associated with the Bay Bridge, that keeps falling apart.
    Most of SF tourists love driving through.
    Most of Oakland you don’t want to drive through after dark.
    SF is the #1 tourist destination in the country.
    Oakland is the #1 place to go if you want to be robbed.
    ======================
    SF smells like piss
    Oak looks like sht

    sad reality

    ==================

    And somehow people find their way to post on the Raider board.

    go figure.

    born in raised in Oakland, so f$% k all you haters.

  • inonewordraider

    May 21st, 2013 at 2:53 pm
    Bad news. TP will not be a Raider this year. No guarantee contract means he gets to take reps in camp, and then he’s gone. Writing is on the wall. Wait, u will see.
    _____________________
    coming from the guy that predicted incorrectly 5 times who our 1st pick would be

    don’t bet the farm on his predictions

  • Dakota

    I really hope Pryor converts to TE or WR. Probably too soft for TE…..but the kid clearly has talent….just not as a QB.

    Calling Ronald Curry!

  • inonewordraider

    Jerry McDonald‏@Jerrymcd47s
    Fans chant, “Come home Woodson, come home Woodson” before he goes back inside to tend to business.

  • The_Judge37

    Vic Tafur‏@VicTafur2m
    Kalif Barnes stops to sign autographs, push to the ground by some children when an ice cream man passed by.

  • inonewordraider
  • aig-raiders

    Jerry McDonald ‏@Jerrymcd 4m

    Woodson re-emerges from facility, accompanied by Willie Brown, to greet fans at secruity gate. Smiles broadly, holds up jersey.

  • Dakota

    lol @ 1183

  • Dakota

    So does that mean he signed?

    I think it is a potentially bad guy to bring back into a young locker-room, but the nostalgic part of me is happy.

  • The_Judge37

    1187.Dakota Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 3:09 pm
    So does that mean he signed?

    I think it is a potentially bad guy to bring back into a young locker-room, but the nostalgic part of me is happy.
    ———

    What makes him a potentially bad guy? Everyone praised him in Green Bay, i thought that’s all it takes for us to love and respect someone now a days?

  • John David Booty

    Dakota Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 3:09 pm
    So does that mean he signed?

    I think it is a potentially bad guy to bring back into a young locker-room, but the nostalgic part of me is happy.
    ———————–
    He’s not the same CWood that left us 7 years ago. He has matured as a man. Our young DBs could not find a better OG Dback to coach them on the field. Can you imagine what Woodson could do for Hayden? Even Branch? We are talking about an elite talent level player. As long as he teaches our DBs how to punch that ball out of a WRs hands, which Woodson has always been the best at, then we’re good.

  • aig-raiders

    Dakota is still stuck in the young CWood phase. The guy grew up and became a leader in GB. He will instantly become our leader here. We need him just as bad as he needs us. Nobody remembers a rent a player but everyone cherishes a legend. Cwood will be a legend here for years to come.

  • aig-raiders

    Dr.Death ‏@26DrDeath 12m

    Woodson said he is gonna come back out in a bit if he announces he’s back oh boy these fans’ll go nuts

  • Dakota

    1188.The_Judge37 Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 3:11 pm
    1187.Dakota Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 3:09 pm
    So does that mean he signed?

    I think it is a potentially bad guy to bring back into a young locker-room, but the nostalgic part of me is happy.
    ———

    What makes him a potentially bad guy? Everyone praised him in Green Bay, i thought that’s all it takes for us to love and respect someone now a days?

    ++++++++++++++++

    He was not a good locker room presence here when the team sucked. It is a risk that he will not conform when the team lacks a strong HC, good QB, winning ways and a strong organization.

    Yeah yeah people change…..sometimes.

  • aig-raiders

    As long as he teaches our DBs how to punch that ball out of a WRs hands,
    ———
    yeah i remember that. The dude was a master at his craft.

  • The_Judge37

    He was not a good locker room presence here when the team sucked. It is a risk that he will not conform when the team lacks a strong HC, good QB, winning ways and a strong organization.

    Yeah yeah people change…..sometimes.
    —–

    You’re forgetting the most important thing, they liked him in Green Bay.

  • Relentless

    The_Judge37 Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 3:18 pm
    He was not a good locker room presence here when the team sucked. It is a risk that he will not conform when the team lacks a strong HC, good QB, winning ways and a strong organization.

    Yeah yeah people change…..sometimes.
    —–

    You’re forgetting the most important thing, they liked him in Green Bay.
    —–
    I thought we were GB for a sec. RM got it twisted.

  • John David Booty

    Aig-Raiders Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 3:14 pm
    As long as he teaches our DBs how to punch that ball out of a WRs hands,
    ———
    yeah i remember that. The dude was a master at his craft.
    ———————————————
    Definitely. Not all players have the same skills and tricks. We have some good athletes at DB, but they can all benefit from learning some tricks from a master. And again, all of the game that a rookie like Hayden can soak from Woodson is going to resonate well beyond a season or two.

  • Dakota

    1194.The_Judge37 Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 3:18 pm
    He was not a good locker room presence here when the team sucked. It is a risk that he will not conform when the team lacks a strong HC, good QB, winning ways and a strong organization.

    Yeah yeah people change…..sometimes.
    —–

    You’re forgetting the most important thing, they liked him in Green Bay.

    ++++++++++++++++

    Who has to like him? The coach? The fans? Other players?

  • The_Judge37

    If he is signed, i’d like his first order of business to be Tomahawk Chopping the clip board out of Dennis Allen’s hands.

  • The_Judge37

    Who has to like him? The coach? The fans? Other players?

    Either Ron Wolf or Ted Tolliner. Either one but needs both approvals for Sainthood.

  • dr_robert

    So u guys r excited about a over the hill player, who’s past his prime, because he’s more mature now?
    Anything impresses some of U.