The possibility of Charles Woodson returning to the Oakland Raiders is suddenly turning more real.
According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, the Raiders have invited Woodson in for a visit and the free agent cornerback will meet with the team.
“The Raiders have invited Charles in for a visit,” Woodson’s agent told Anderson. “As of right now the plan is for him to fly in Tuesday. We are still waiting for their official schedule at this time.”
On Tuesday, Anderson reported that the Raiders had put forth an “initial offer” to Woodson.
In an interview with the NFL Network (via CSN Bay Area) earlier this offseason, Woodson acknowledged that he would be willing to play for a rebuilding team, which is the current description of the Raiders’ franchise.
“When this process first started out, that was my thing — I needed to go to a contender,” Woodson said. “I know I am towards the end of my career. At this point, I want to play football. So if it is a rebuilding stage, at this point if that is the circumstances I have to play under, then that is what I am going to do.”
Woodson ruled out signing with the 49ers in the same interview, and seemed to be lowering himself in an effort to pique a team’s interest.
“Myself, I am just a ballplayer,” he said. “I need to be on a team.”