Last week, Oakland Raiders Safety Charles Woodson said he’d like to come back for another season in 2014.
On Sunday, after the Kansas City Chiefs lit the Raider defense up for a franchise-record 56 points, Woodson said his commitment to the club is the same.
“I want to come back more now than ever,” Woodson told CSNBayArea.com. “I want to win here and I plan on winning here again. This season isn’t what we would’ve liked it to be. I really believe in what’s going to happen going forward and the changes that are going to be made around here. I want to be a part of it. I’m more excited than ever to start working on the next phase.”
Woodson is the only current Raider to play in the postseason in the Silver-and-Black. He was with the Oakland teams that made the playoffs in 2000-02 and had an interception for the Raiders in their Super Bowl XXXVII loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in January 2003.
Woodson was an All-Pro caliber cornerback in those days. He was an All-Pro selection after his second season in 1999 and was selected for the Pro Bowl after each of his first four campaigns (1998-2001).
Woodson later earned a Super Bowl ring with the Green Bay Packers after the 2010 season. He left the Raiders to sign as a free agent in Green Bay following the 2005 season and returned to Oakland this season after seven seasons with the Packers.
Woodson has 79 tackles, an interception, three forces fumbles and two fumble recoveries in his first season at free safety.