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Raiders make Woodson signing official

Press release from the Raiders . . .

The Oakland Raiders have re-signed S Charles Woodson, General Manager Reggie McKenzie announced Friday.

Woodson, a veteran of 16 NFL seasons, is an eight-time Pro Bowler, including selections each of his first four seasons in Oakland and four of his final five seasons with the Green Bay Packers.

The 6-foot-1, 202-pound defensive back has played in 222 career games with 219 starts, and ranks second among active players (Ed Reed) with 56 interceptions. His career totals also include 1,121 tackles (901 solo), 19 sacks, 33 forced fumbles, 12 fumble recoveries and 11 interceptions returned for touchdowns, which is second-most in NFL history.

The Raiders made Woodson the fourth-overall selection in the 1998 NFL Draft following a record-setting career at Michigan. He was the recipient of the 1997 Heisman Trophy, becoming the first predominantly defensive player to win the award.

Woodson played in 106 games with 103 starts with the Raiders from 1998-2005. He totaled 17 interceptions during his first in Oakland, and was named the 1998 Defensive Rookie of the Year after recording five interceptions and earning his first Pro Bowl selection in his first professional campaign. Woodson led the Raiders to three straight AFC West titles from 2000-02, and started for the Silver and Black and notched an interception in Super Bowl XXXVII.

Woodson signed with the Packers as an unrestricted free agent in 2006, and started 100 games in seven seasons in Green Bay. He recorded 38 interceptions and returned nine picks for touchdowns during his time with the Packers, earning first-team All-Pro honors in 2009 and 2011. Woodson was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year after tying for the NFL lead with nine interceptions and returning a career-high three picks for touchdowns.

In 2013, Woodson re-joined the Raiders as a safety (having switched from cornerback in 2012) and played nearly every defensive snap for the Silver and Black. He totaled 133 tackles, which ranked second on the team, one interception, two sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, one of which he returned for a touchdown in Oakland’s 27-17 victory over San Diego on Oct. 6.

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  • OhioRaider

    Yeah, thank God. Worse than a crap shoot.

  • kenchun24

    Yes Doc.

  • Avion Davis

    I’m only suggesting he be fired if we have an unsuccessful season. If we do well then he should stay. We don’t want players on scholarship here. We shouldn’t want or coaches and front office on scholarship either.

  • DutchRaid

    Or Kirk Morrison Jersay?

  • JV.

    @JTTheBrick: The only chance for #Raiders to be seriously competitive in the AFC WEST while Manning is in Denver is with a veteran QB.

    @JTTheBrick: #Raiders fans want a QB who can change the play at the line of scrimmage and compete in big games. A rookie would be nice but very risky

  • IAmAlwaysWrong

    Morrison rocks too!

  • Raider O

    None. I like Dixon from Baylor or Bucannon from Washington state

  • RediaR

    That’s my first big loss. I picked that upset in a lesser bracket, but that one is down the drain already anyway.

  • Thec

    I remember so obviously the JLH jersey is a greater value however, what does a JLH jersey cost in today’s market?

    Where can one find a JLH jersey?

    We square those particulars, you send me your email addy, and I will pay.

    I have lost a few bets on this blog, and guys will verify that I do pay up.

  • RediaR

    Meh

  • rifflicks

    I guess he never watched McGloin play

  • JV.

    @Brice_Butler: Our org loves them some QB’s by the way of Matt lol

  • RediaR

    FS looks like something that will be solved next year. There isn’t much to go with this year imo.

  • kenchun24

    There ya go Brice…adding some much needed self-aware humor to the Raider moves.

  • SR Raider

    Defense still needs some work. Some good pieces in place, but not ready for prime time yet.

    DT – lost Sims, need replacement or re-sign
    DE – lost Houston, gained Tuck, Smith & Woodley. Upgrade
    LB – same guys
    CB – lost Porter & Jenkins, gained Brown. replacement needed for Jenkins
    S – got older. downgrade

  • IAmAlwaysWrong

    how about a different way to pay up? i’m inspired by Dakota. change your name to “GoHeat3peat” for 13 days. one day for each of Ford’s receptions in 2013. sound fair?? with a pic of LeBron James as your avatar…

  • kenchun24

    Exactly – Reggie on just as much a hot seat as DA IMO. Since, you know he is the one getting the groceries for the coach to cook with.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Did Sims sign? Thought he was still floatig around out there.

  • DutchRaid

    Smith going to be backup DE or 3-tech? He was an end in a 3-4?

  • IAmAlwaysWrong

    Raiders think he’s a worthless slug, which means he probably won’t be back.

  • JV.

    Wants a pay day.. No one wants to pay up.

  • SR Raider

    probably the 3-tech, but he doesn’t replace Sims. Still need one big guy

  • RediaR

    Have a healthy Branch. That’s an upgrade in a way.

  • RediaR

    Both. We switch alignments regularly.

  • DutchRaid

    So he is Vance Walker’s replacement?

  • FourMoreYears

    @Brice_Butler: Our org loves them some thirty year olds lol

  • Avion Davis

    I like our LB and DE setup. I’m a bit skeptical about about our DBs. I don’t think Smith is gonna play DE for us he will startb at DT alongside Mcgee.

  • mikeschoice

    wood touting schaub deal- he’s a weaner!

  • SilverandBlack666

    Craig Morton

  • FourMoreYears

    S – Will be getting Branch back, that will help in a big way. I think we missed him a lot more than everyone gives him credit for. Usama Young should get more playing time too, I’d call this position upgraded.

  • RediaR

    Pretty much.

  • DutchRaid

    Just looked on E-Bay, $40 authographed Morrison Jersey! Or a $23 toddler jersey?

  • SR Raider

    Seems like they’re going for LB and DE as the strength of the team, which sounds like a great plan to me if you have a defensive coach

  • JV.

    @NFL_Memes: Matt Schaub traded to the Raiders. http://t.co/4BDoMo3FzN

    Lmaooo

  • DutchRaid

    No mention of Brandan Ross?

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Get RR a Watson jersey. Those are available.

  • JV.

    @Jerrymcd: Woodson believes Matt Schaub a strong veteran, a winner, and that it’s a mistake to base opinion of him based on just last season.

    Woodson has spoken.

  • Thec

    Raids should not waste a draft pick on ANY qb in this draft.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Levi figured he was the best FA option, otherwise draft. I know how you love Levi.

  • Guest123

    well of course now that we have schaub. why would we draft one?

  • Guest123

    nice to see Raider Rockstar actually win a blog bet. I was thinking he was always snake bitten.

  • Raider O

    A QB in the 3rd or 4th to develop while Schaub starts is not a bad idea. I like T Boyd a lot, and he had a better % on deep throws than Bortles.

  • Blackholepriest

    Woodson is looking to endorse mngmnt. If he thought he was a bum he would never say it.

    Folks the Raiders are officially a memory. This crap Reggie has built won’t win more than6 games………period

  • SR Raider

    lol. just say no. Go Warriors!

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I’ve been waiting for Branch to play with a little talent around him to shut the haters up. Thought we’d see it last year. Guess we’ll see this year.

  • Thec

    There ya go…

  • Guest123

    Ian Rapoport‏@RapSheet5m

    Tidbit 1 on Jared Allen: He’s considering 3 places now, with walking away still an option. Should know by the weekend what his future is

    Ian Rapoport‏@RapSheet4m

    Tidbit 2 on Jared Allen: The 2nd meeting with Seattle was because key members of the organization weren’t present for meeting 1, on a Sunday

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Wonder if Dakota would sign off on a new handle? IAm AlmostAlwaysWrong?

  • IAmAlwaysWrong

    thanks pal

  • Thec

    hahahahahahahaha…Literally laughing.

    Whats good Brother?????