According to a report, the Oakland Raiders have re-signed free safety Charles Woodson to a one-year deal.
According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, via Twitter:
Source: Charles Woodson has agreed to terms on a 1-year deal with the Oakland Raiders.
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 20, 2014
Woodson will be coming back for his 17th NFL season, his second in his second tour with the Raiders. Woodson returned to Oakland last season after seven seasons in Green Bay and started all 16 games at free safety, with one interception, two sacks, three passes defensed, three forced fumbles and 97 tackles.
The former Heisman Trophy winner was the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year with the Packers in 2009. He’s a three-time All-Pro and eight-time Pro Bowler who leads all active NFL players with 11 interception return touchdowns in his career.
He was originally taken fourth overall by the Raiders in 1998 and spent the first eight seasons of his career in Oakland, earning All-Pro honors in 1999 and making three straight Pro Bowls (1999-2001).
He signed with Green Bay in April 2006 after the Raiders didn’t make an offer after four injury-plagued seasons.
But he revived his career in Green Bay, twice leading the NFL in interceptions and helping the Packers to a Super Bowl title in 2010.
He was very durable in 2013, playing 1,067 of the Raiders 1,074 defensive snaps. He had earlier said that if he couldn’t come to terms for a return to the Raiders, he would likely retire.
The 37-year-old trails only Hall of Famer Rod Woodson on the list of career interception returns for touchdowns. Rod Woodson had 12 pick-sixes in his career from 1987-2003.