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Woodson intrigued by prospect of re-signing with 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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  • elraidmanhattan

    Judge he was young a bit immature loose structure he is being asked to come back at the end of his career to lead, i like it don’t leave the compound c’wood!

  • dr_robert

    Reggie needs to prove he is a leader and not sign Woodson.
    Memories r for a scrapbook, not the field.

  • The_Judge37

    Jerry McDonald ‏@Jerrymcd 4m
    Woodson’s Agent just arrived with a doggy bag from IHOP. Really laying the sales pitch on thick. #breakfastbribery

  • elraidmanhattan

    Dr. Wood is not washed up, sorry totally disagree with you.

  • RaiderSam

    Dr_robert Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 3:23 pm
    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.

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    If it annoys you, AMEN! Sign Woodson!! LMAO!

  • RaiderSam

    The_Judge37 Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 3:25 pm
    Jerry McDonald ‏@Jerrymcd 4m
    Woodson’s Agent just arrived with a doggy bag from IHOP. Really laying the sales pitch on thick. #breakfastbribery

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    Could’ve been worse. Could be the KFC Cole Slaw.

  • elraidmanhattan

    Dr. Are you kidding??? He would at least impart some leadership to the secondary, i bet he is relishing that, finished sorry no. Rod woodson played on one leg at 37 and still helped us.

  • irjonny

    name one better option than Woodson we have (or FA) for starting FS

  • RaiderDirt

    SHOUTING OUT LOUD IN THE FRONT ROW RAAAAIIIIDDDERRRSSS…RAAIIIIDDEERRSSS!!

    IT’S A PARTY …IT’S A PARTY!!!

    COME HOME C.WOOD COME HOME!!

    ONE NATION!!!!!

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Elraidmanhattan Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Dr. Are you kidding??? He would at least impart some leadership to the secondary, i bet he is relishing that, finished sorry no. Rod woodson played on one leg at 37 and still helped us.
    ——————————
    That cockroach is only looking for crumbs. Don’t Feed it.

  • elraidmanhattan

    Foolish thoughts from foolish people woodson is not asking for 10 mil a year give me a break.

  • irjonny

    RaiderDirt Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 3:30 pm
    SHOUTING OUT LOUD IN THE FRONT ROW RAAAAIIIIDDDERRRSSS…RAAIIIIDDEERRSSS!!

    IT’S A PARTY …IT’S A PARTY!!!

    COME HOME C.WOOD COME HOME!!

    ONE NATION!!!!!

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    FIK YEAH!!! Raiderdirt reppin the nation!

  • elraidmanhattan

    Damn Kell such doomsayers here, feel it all the way the way here in new york

  • elraidmanhattan

    Really wish i was in oaktown now

  • The_Judge37

    We’re not going to get the same Charles Woodson that was here in 2005, mentally he’s changed. And we’re not going to get the Charles Woodson from 2009 either, physically he’s slower. But he’s still better than any DB on the Roster.

    Week One, 3rd downs, i’d still play him on Reggie Wayne.

  • inonewordraider

    dr_robert Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 3:23 pm
    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.
    ______
    definitely not impressed by your draft predictions!

  • DJ Johnny

    dr_robert Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 3:24 pm
    Reggie needs to prove he is a leader and not sign Woodson.
    Memories r for a scrapbook, not the field.

    He can’t back out now and say he was never interested.

    That ship sailed when they made the offer ‘in principle’.

  • RaiderLen

    Afternoon Fellas,

    The Tea Leaves indicate Woodson will be a Raider again.

    Never thought that would happen.

    He’s a great fit for the current roster.

    It’s up to Reggie now.

  • RaiderSam

    The_Judge37 Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 3:34 pm
    We’re not going to get the same Charles Woodson that was here in 2005, mentally he’s changed. And we’re not going to get the Charles Woodson from 2009 either, physically he’s slower. But he’s still better than any DB on the Roster.

    Week One, 3rd downs, i’d still play him on Reggie Wayne.

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    Disagree. 1998′s version of Charles Woodson is on the roster, right now – DJ Hayden.

  • irjonny

    Dr.Death ‏@26DrDeath 41m
    Woodson said he is gonna come back out in a bit if he announces he’s back oh boy these fans’ll go nuts
    Retweeted by Vic Tafur

  • RaiderSam

    Dr_robert Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 3:24 pm
    Reggie needs to prove he is a leader and not sign Woodson.
    Memories r for a scrapbook, not the field.

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

    same thing was said when Rod Woodson was signed.

    he only helped upset the Broncos IN DENVER with a TD pick return

  • RaiderSam

    Irjonny Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 3:43 pm
    Dr.Death ‏@26DrDeath 41m
    Woodson said he is gonna come back out in a bit if he announces he’s back oh boy these fans’ll go nuts
    Retweeted by Vic Tafur

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

    interesting…. since Peyton Manning pretty much co-signed him in Denver earlier

  • RaiderLen

    Disagree. 1998’s version of Charles Woodson is on the roster, right now – DJ Hayden.
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    If Hayden can play as well or better than C-Wood we’re golden.

    Plus…Hayden won’t be out on the Town to the extent C-wood was back in the day.

  • The_Judge37

    Disagree. 1998’s version of Charles Woodson is on the roster, right now – DJ Hayden.
    —–

    Not after a Few days of Rookie camp and two OTA’s practices he’s not.

  • elraidmanhattan

    Nobody in his right mind expects wood to be like he was 8 years ago, stop the nonsense, it is a low priced acquisition to bring stability, it is not like we are signing terdell sands. What is that some of you don’t get, i even advocated getting uhrlacher, a few vets to lead is a good thing.

  • elraidmanhattan

    Mind numbing some of the so called experts here know squat. Hey Dr. Why not convert pryor to safety and woodson can teach him the ropes, what numb skulls

  • The_Judge37

    Plus…Hayden won’t be out on the Town to the extent C-wood was back in the day.
    —–

    Another unknown.

  • inonewordraider

    what’s worse so many non raider fans bashing the raiders

    or “raider fans” constantly bashing the raiders

  • irjonny

    a few vets to lead is a good thing.
    ———————

    agreed. but Woodson still has elite play in him. was at a high level last year but his collarbone got smashed

  • DJ Johnny

    RaiderSam Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 3:44 pm
    Dr_robert Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 3:24 pm
    Reggie needs to prove he is a leader and not sign Woodson.
    Memories r for a scrapbook, not the field.

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

    same thing was said when Rod Woodson was signed.

    he only helped upset the Broncos IN DENVER with a TD pick return

    Quick trivia for 50 pt’s. Who was the QB he picked off? No googling.

  • DutchRaider77

    I am hoping also for a Rod Woodson like impact from Chuck, the ability to be at the right place at the right time.

    Could be a nice tandem of Usama/Woodson at FS, Usama in for the running downs and chuck playing the passing downs.

    Didn’t the Saints use a Usama/Sharper tandem?

  • The_Judge37

    Brian Griese

  • elraidmanhattan

    Dr. Robert as “super genius” like that coyote

  • DutchRaider77

    Quick trivia for 50 pt’s. Who was the QB he picked off? No googling.

    _________________________________________________

    Griese? No google, straight from my @$$

  • oakfasho

    Bring on the playoff predicters.Lets get it over with now.

  • inonewordraider

    DJ Johnny Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 3:51 pm
    RaiderSam Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 3:44 pm
    Dr_robert Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 3:24 pm
    Reggie needs to prove he is a leader and not sign Woodson.
    Memories r for a scrapbook, not the field.

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

    same thing was said when Rod Woodson was signed.

    he only helped upset the Broncos IN DENVER with a TD pick return

    Quick trivia for 50 pt’s. Who was the QB he picked off? No googling.
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    plummer?

  • The_Judge37

    I’m Pretty Sure Jake “The Mistake” Plummer was still in AZ

  • irjonny

    Oakfasho Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 3:53 pm
    Bring on the playoff predicters.Lets get it over with now.
    ———————-

    super bowl baby!!

  • J Hill

    Didn’t the Saints use a Usama/Sharper tandem?

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    Ross will backup C Wood if C Wood signs.

  • DJ Johnny

    Judge and Dutch Raider got it…

    I remember when it happened but I actually didn’t know the answer. I had to google it. Lol.

  • J Hill

    Bring on the playoff predicters.Lets get it over with now.

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    LOL

  • Marks hair

    what’s all the surprise? of course Woodson’s going to sign.. why else would he come back to Oakland a second time?

  • inonewordraider

    snbg still think we’re fair weather fans?

  • elraidmanhattan

    Btw moron Ross tucker just basically stated the raiders are one of the worse teams in NFL, i got a list of aholes who make me sick

    Peter kjng
    Teddi buschi
    Ross tucker
    Eric kaselius
    Jamie dukes
    Dr. Robert

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Marks Hair Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 4:01 pm
    what’s all the surprise? of course Woodson’s going to sign.. why else would he come back to Oakland a second time?

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    IMHO, the odds are better than 50-50.

  • papertiger418

    Has he signed or what?

    CWood could be the next Rod Woodson!

  • J Hill

    If McFadden returns to 2011 form and plays 16 games, do the Raiders make the playoffs?

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Elraidmanhattan Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 4:01 pm
    Btw moron Ross tucker just basically stated the raiders are one of the worse teams in NFL, i got a list of aholes who make me sick

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

    No sense in getting mad about those kinds of predictions. One of two things will happen:

    – Either we’ll end up doing way better, in which case Tucker’s prediction will be shown for the worthless pile of garbage that it is, or

    – We really will be that bad, in which case he’s correct and what’s to get mad about?

  • elraidmanhattan

    Waiting for the day when the nation rises, slowly it is happening. Damn, don’t you guys get it Reggie is burning to turn this thing around such lack of support on this blog.

  • Relentless

    elraidmanhattan Says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 4:01 pm
    Btw moron Ross tucker just basically stated the raiders are one of the worse teams in NFL, i got a list of aholes who make me sick

    Peter kjng
    Teddi buschi
    Ross tucker
    Eric kaselius
    Jamie dukes
    Dr. Robert
    —–
    Mark Schlereth
    Darren Sharper
    Warren Fatt