The legendary cornerback who began his career with the Oakland Raiders will return to the Silver and Black.
Charles Woodson has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Raiders, according to Jay Glazer.
Woodson met with the Raiders on Tuesday and was greeted by a hoard of fans at team headquarters at Alameda. At least 100 supporters showed up to woo Woodson into signing with the Raiders, and it appears as if the strategy has worked.
There is no way in which Woodson wouldn’t fit into the Raiders’ system. A veteran and experienced cornerback to mentor the younger players on the roster would be a huge plus to Oakland, not to mention the skills that he has left.
A 14-year veteran, Woodson was drafted by the Raiders and spent eight seasons in Oakland before moving on to Green Bay. He was the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1998.
He has received numerous accolades throughout his career as an eight-time Pro Bowler, seven-time All-Pro member and Super Bowl champion. Woodson was also the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 2009. Woodson’s productivity has declined in recent seasons, however. He appeared in just seven games last season, recording 25 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and one interception.
Woodson was released by the Packers earlier this offseason, and now is coming back to where it all began.