After seven seasons in Green Bay, Charles Woodson will return to Oakland where he says he plans to enter the Hall of Fame as a member of the Raiders (Credit: AP Photo)
After signing a one year deal with the Oakland Raiders, defensive back Charles Woodson will return to the team that he spent eight seasons with and drafted him fourth overall in 1998. Despite spending seven years and winning a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers, Woodson says he wants to enter the Hall of Fame as an Oakland Raider.
“I’m an Oakland Raider now. That’s kind of the way I look at it,” said Woodson when asked whether he would enter the Hall of Fame as a Packer or a Raider. “My whole plan was… to retire a Green Bay Packer. There was no thought of me ever leaving the Green Bay Packers. Life throws curve balls sometimes and you gotta take the plate. So, now I’m back with the Oakland Raiders and I don’t foresee myself playing for any other team after that. If I play this year, maybe play next year, who knows, when it
We reported a few days ago that the Falcons and free agent Richard Seymour are engaged in contract talks. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, there’s “nothing serious” going on between the Falcons and Seymour. #Falcons have expressed interest in Richard Seymour in the past. That’s the closest team to where he lives But there is nothing serious now — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 24, 2013 Need NFL Tickets? The post Report: “Nothing serious” between the Falcons, Richard Seymour appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
Charles Woodson signed a one-year deal with the Raiders last Tuesday. (Getty Images)
Amazing Tribute Video of Charles Woodson returning home as an Oakland Raider
Charles Woodson began his career with the Oakland Raiders, and now that he is signed again with them, he could very well end his career with the Raiders. While the new generation might know Charles as a Green Bay Packer, our partners GuruNation wanted to bring you some of the best clips of Charles in a Raiders Uni. It is very difficult to find film of Charles in a Raider Uniform, but we have managed to find some film and put it all together for you the fans. We hope you enjoy this Tribute Video.
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The Oakland Raiders once again found themselves at the bottom of the AFC West with and 0-6 divisional record and finishing the season 4-12 overall.Here is the rookie class the Raiders have put together entering another rebuilding season in the bay city.Oakland Raiders 2013 Rookie ClassDraft Picks1st Round: D.J. Hayden – Cornerback2nd Round: Menelik Watson – Offensive Tackle 3rd Round: Sio Moore – Outside Linebacker4th Round: Tyler Wilson – Quarterback6th Round: Nick Kasa – Tight End6th Round: Latavius Murray – Running Back6th Round: Stacy McGee – Defensive Tackle7th Round: Brice Butler – Wide Receiver7th Round: David Bass – Defensive End Undrafted Rookie Free AgentsBilly Boyko – LinebackerAdrian Bushell – Defensive BackBobby Cowan – PunterDeveric Gallington – CenterShelton Johnson – SafetyBrian Leonhardt – Tight EndLamar Mady – GuardSam McGuffie – Wide ReceiverKyle Padron – QuarterbackAdam Steiner – Long SnapperKurt Taufa’asau – Defensive TackleConner Vernon – Wide Receiver John W
What up RaiderNation? Welcome to this week’s edition of My Two Cents, with your favorite ancient Raider fan, Old Timer. My apologies to all of our readers for my recent absence from posting. I was back in the hospital again. I had gotten blood clots in my legs from the initial hospital stay, and they broke loose and traveled to [...]
As of Tuesday May 21st, cornerback Charles Woodson, 36, signed a one-year contract with his former NFL team the Oakland Raiders. Recently cut from the Green Bay Packers for salary cap space and because he was an injury risk, Woodson was left to fend for himself if he wished to continue to play the game of football. Having received no real deals for playing time with another team, it made sense for Woodson to go someplace he was familiar to in Oakland… Read more
No matter where the team is in the standings or going in the future, Raidernation stands up. The Oakland Raiders are coming off a tough 4-12 year and a significant playoff drought since 2002. However, that has not deterred the silver and black fans from coming out to show Charles Woodson how much they would love to have him back in Oakland.
“I’ll tell you man, it was overwhelming,” Woodson said in a conference call with the media. “I think that if at any time I’d ever forgotten what the love was like in Oakland, I was definitely reminded yesterday.”
Upwards of 100 Raider faithful met Woodson when he landed to meet with the team. He was drafted by the Raiders in the 1998 NFL Draft and played his first eight NFL season in Oakland. He made four Pro Bowls as well as being a key cog in three straight playoff appearances from 2000-2002, which included a Super Bowl trip. With that kind of success, Woodson is a fan favorite and that support helped him choose the Raiders.
I think it played a…
Charles Woodson says he didn’t come to Oakland to retire: ‘I would have just retired if I thought I couldn’t go out there and be the best player on the field’
Brand new Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson feels he has plenty left in the tank.
He knows that there are questions about his durability, his response: ‘collarbone’s fine.’
Woodson shrugs off the notion he’s more of a ‘veteran leader’ than a productive safety, something he intends to put on full display.
“I would have just retired if I thought I couldn’t go out there and be the best player on the field,” Woodson said, via Jerry McDonald of The Mercury News.
“That’s how I feel.”
“I think when guys watch me play, it raises the level of the other guys because of the way I play the game,” Woodson said. “I’m going to bring that mindset, that mentality, the same as I always have, and have fun doing it.”
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Oakland Raiders were forced to restructure Matt Flynn’s contract so they can sign more of their draft picks.
#Raiders restructured QB Matt Flynn’s deal to convert much of his $3.25M base salary to a signing bonus. Creates cap room. #Math coming…
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 23, 2013
Why would the #Raiders need cap room? Well… They had just $179,987 available as of this morning. And draft picks to sign.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 23, 2013
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Our friends over at Gurunation are die hard Oakland Raiders fans, and while both are pretty open about telling people their favorite team, they thought it was only right to compile a bunch of clips from C-Wood’s career and post it on our site. Charles Woodson is already a first ballot Hall of Famer, and was a very huge pick in the 1998 NFL Draft.
The best part of Charles returning home, is how the fans poured out to greet him, it reminds me of when the Bills fans showed up to support Drew Bledsoe. So if you are a Raiders fan, check out this amazing video of Charles Woodson.
HE’S BACKKKKKK…… #RAIDERNATIONstandUP
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Count Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen as one of the many people excited to have Charles Woodson back with the team.
He thinks the level of leadership and experience Woodson possesses will have a great impact on the team in 2013, not just defensively, but across the board.
“He has his ideals and his thought process and he’s not afraid to express his opinion,” Allen told the Bay Area News Group. “We sat down and had a great conversation together and I’m looking forward to getting a guy in here like that who can bring that added dimension to the team.”
Woodson, who has 55 career interceptions, 11 ran back for TDs, was greeted by excited many fans as he visited with the Raiders earlier this week.
“You see the talent and the player, but when you combine that with the maturation process he’s gone through, he’s a real pro,” Allen said. “It was evident in visiting with him that he wanted to be a Raider. He wanted to be a par…
A number of designers have taken their shot at redesigning the Oakland Raiders helmets and uniforms to their liking.
Could you imagine Matt Flynn, Josh Cribbs, or Darren McFadden wearing something like this?
Featured are a number of Oakland Raiders’ helmets, uniforms, and logo designs. Some are interesting options that fans may like and others may strike a nerve with some fans.
Images are by multiple authors including, Charles Sollers, a photographer from Missouri for Rivals.com. By now you have probably seen some of Sollers work as he also has provided numerous images of college helmets and uniforms… Read more
Now that Charles Woodson is back with the Raiders, the burning question that many have is: “Will he wear 24 as his jersey number?”
SHUT UP, THIS IS IMPORTANT. There are countless Raiders fans dusting off crumpled old No. 24 Woodson jerseys dug up from the doldrums of their closets or dressers (yours truly included). None of those people wants their newly relevant jersey being deemed worthless. Woodson surely doesn’t want a different number, either. So, what’s the hang-up?
As it currently stands, the person on the Raiders roster with the number is Tracy Porter, who signed with the team this offseason.
Woodson discussed this conundrum with the media on Wednesday:
Q: Speaking of those cornerbacks, you talk to Porter yet about that No. 24?
Woodson: No. We’ll definitely have to have that conversation though. We haven’t had it yet, but I don’t know…Raider Nation has me back, but I don’t if they’ll have me back without the 24 on my back.
There’s also a legacy at stake here wit…
With the Raiders being a team that’s going through a massive rebuilding, not many people would voluntarily say that the Raiders are a team “on the up”; Charles Woodson is not one of those people. After signing a one year deal with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, Woodson gives more details to Dan Hanzus of NFL.com as to why he ended up going back to the team that drafted him with the fourth pick in the 1998 NFL draft. Woodson on why he choose to return to the silver and black; At that point I had to figure out what I wanted to do, and playing football was what I wanted to do so it was going to be somewhere, if it was a team that wasn’t quite there but still is a team that is looking on the up, then I was going to do it. And I feel that the Raiders are a team that are looking on the up. Woodson also reacted to the mob of Raiders fans that showed up in support of him. I think I was actually scared of leaving the facility and not having a deal done,” Woodson joked Wednesday, according …
May 21th wasn’t just another day at the Oakland Raiders’ Alameda facilities. As the players prepared for their second OTA practice, roughly a hundred Raider fans gathered around the entrance of the team’s headquarters with one person in mind. In the words of their own message that flew all over the internet via social media, they were there to “woo [...]