Charles Woodson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Charles Woodson lands in Keyshawn’s seat at ESPN

    The Big Lead "Charles Woodson, the 9-time Pro Bowl defensive back who retired from the NFL in January, is joining ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown team next season, multiple sources have confirmed to The Big Lead. An ESPN spokesman had no comment. But sources say the network is expected to make an announcement..." February 13

  • Retiring Charles Woodson snubbed, gets picked dead last in Pro Bowl draft

    CBS Sports "When Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice were picking their Pro Bowl teams on Wednesday night, they clearly weren't taking past accomplishments into account. Otherwise, the guy who ended up being picked last wouldn't have been picked last. The final selection in the 2016 Pro Bowl draft went to Team..." January 28

  • Charles Woodson preps for finale to 18-year career "Charles Woodson will end his career where it began. The 39-year-old Pro Bowl safety will play his final NFL contest Sunday when the Oakland Raiders visit the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, the same location as his first NFL game in Week 1 of 1998. Woodson penned a farewell column..." January 02

  • Raiders might use Charles Woodson on offense in his final home game

    CBS Sports "In Charles Woodson's 18-year career, he has caught two passes as an offensive player for a total of 27 yards. He hasn't been on the receiving end of a pass (as a member of the offense) since 2000. Yet, going back to his college days, Woodson has a history of offensive success, gaining over 500..." December 22

  • Raiders' Woodson to retire at end of 2015 season

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders safety Charles Woodson will retire at the end of the 2015 season, he announced to the media Monday evening. " December 22

  • Charles Woodson: I guess I could see playing another year

    Pro Football Talk "Charles Woodson is having a strong season for the Raiders at 39, something that even he admits isn’t exactly what he expected. During a conference call with Lions reporters ahead of this Sunday’s game, the veteran safety said that he never thought he would play 18 seasons in the NFL and the..." November 18

  • Adrian Peterson inspired by Charles Woodson's play at age 39

    ESPN "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has spoken several times this year of his belief he can be one of the league's better running backs into his late 30s. In doing so, Peterson has named Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson -- who's leading the league in interceptions at age 39 -- as..." November 12

  • Derek Carr set to start on Sunday, Chares Woodson questionable

    Pro Football Talk "Whatever doubt existed about Raiders quarterback Derek Carr’s ability to play in Week Two after injuring his thumb in the season opener has disappeared. Carr got in a third straight full practice on Friday and he’s been listed as probable to get the start against the Ravens on Sunday. The..." September 18

  • Charles Woodson practicing, pushing to play

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders safety Charles Woodson suffered a dislocated shoulder in last Sunday’s loss to the Bengals, but he’s not letting that rule him out of this weekend’s game against the Ravens. Woodson returned to practice as a limited participant on Thursday and coach Jack Del Rio said that the “prideful..." September 18

  • Report: Raiders' Woodson suffered dislocated shoulder

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders safety and team captain Charles Woodson needed some help putting on his shirt after Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. That wasn’t a good sign after taking a shot to the shoulder late in the fourth quarter. Woodson couldn't lift his arms up high. There was a good reason..." September 15

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Raiders fear safety Nate Allen tore his ACL; more tests today. Oakland's other starting safety Charles Woodson injured shoulder, MRI today.

  • Charles Woodson 'earned the right' to play another year

    CSN Bay Area "It was no surprise that veteran safety Charles Woodson re-signed with the Raiders early this offseason. The 38-year old had been dropping not-so-subtle hints at playing an 18th season for months, and a swift resolution was expected. It came on Jan. 26, in the form of a one-year contract worth..." February 12

  • Raiders sign Charles Woodson

    CSN Bay Area "The Oakland Raiders have signed S Charles Woodson to a contract extension, GM Reggie McKenzie announced Monday. Woodson was set to be an unrestricted free agent in March. Woodson re-joins the Raiders following a 2014 campaign in which he started all 16 games, leading the team with 160 tackles..." January 26

  • Raiders GM: If Woodson's in '100 percent, I want him back'

    CSN Bay Area "Charles Woodson is 38 years old, but one more year playing safety in Oakland appears to be a very real possibility. "If he's all in -- 100 percent -- I want him back," GM Reggie McKenzie said on SiriusXM NFL Radio Wednesday evening. McKenzie, who plans to sit down face-to-face with Woodson..." January 22

  • Charles Woodson wants Jim Harbaugh to coach Michigan instead of Raiders

    SB Nation "Oakland Raiders veteran safety Charles Woodson would rather Jim Harbaugh coached the University of Michigan football team next year rather the Oakland Raiders football team. When asked by Rich Eisen -- if given the choice -- which team Woodson would prefer Harbaugh to coach, Woodson selected..." December 09

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    Vic Tafur @VicTafur

    Woodson becomes first player in NFL history with 50 interceptions and 20 sacks

  • Charles Woodson's blunt take on Raiders after loss to Texans: 'We suck'

    Fox Sports "Charles Woodson is what some might call a "straight shooter." Woodson's Oakland Raiders looked absolutely dismal for the second consecutive week, being shut out for three quarters en route to a 30-14 loss to the Houston Texans. After the game, the veteran cornerback was asked what he thought..." September 16

  • Raiders re-sign Charles Woodson to one-year deal

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders and free safety Charles Woodson agreed to terms on a one-year contract. A league source confirmed a report by ESPN’s Josina Anderson on Wednesday night. Woodson prolonged his second stint with the team another year, something he hoped to do for some time. The 37-year old said during..." March 20

  • Woodson contract talks with Raiders hit a snag

    CSN Bay Area "Charles Woodson proved he can still play despite advanced age. The veteran safety doesn’t believe he has to do that again. Carl Poston, Woodson’s agent the last 16 years, relayed that sentiment on Friday in a conversation with CSN Bay Area. Contract structure has been a hang up in talks..." March 01

  • Woodson: Retirement a 'serious consideration' if Raiders lowball offer

    CSN Bay Area "Charles Woodson wants to play another NFL season, and he’d like to do so in Oakland. The Raiders have made it clear they want him back. That doesn’t mean the veteran safety will play for free. Woodson said Thursday that he’d consider retirement if he doesn’t get a fair offer from the silver and..." February 28

  • Woodson 'definitely' expects to play in 2014

    ESPN Wisconsin "Charles Woodson fully intends to play in 2014, and while the Oakland Raiders are interested in bringing back the veteran defensive back, if the Green Bay Packers wanted to give their former defensive leader a call, well … “I don’t think that’s going to happen,” Woodson said in an iMessage..." February 25

  • Woodson: 'If I'm wanted here, I'm coming back'

    CSN Bay Area "Charles Woodson returned to the Raiders on a 1-year contract. It seemed uncertain the veteran free safety would stay with the team beyond 2013, especially with his illustrious career winding down. A jump to a championship contender might be in the cards, especially after playing far younger..." December 13

  • Geno Smith, DeSean Jackson earn Players of the Week "Geno Smith's Monday night performance not only won over critics and headline writers it also earned him the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award for Week 5. Smith completed 16 of 20 passes for 199 yards and three touchdowns but it was his poise down the stretch leading the New York Jets to a..." October 09

  • Charles Woodson ties NFL defensive touchdown record

    San Jose Mercury News "Free safety Charles Woodson scooped up a Danny Woodhead fumble late in the third quarter Sunday night and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown. That marked the 13th defensive touchdown for Woodson during his 16-year NFL career. It also moved Woodson into a tie with former Raiders safety Rod..." October 07

  • Raiders Woodson believes he has much to offer

    Sacramento Bee "Charles Woodson thinks back to the way things used to be and laughs at the thought of having become the wise old man. "It's really funny having 15 years in and listening to a lot of comments from the young guys" Woodson said. "I just reflect when I came in and there's Tim Brown and Jerry Rice..." September 04

  • Raiders' Woodson: Kaepernick right about Packers' playoff confusion

    CBS Sports "Looks like Colin Kaepernick was right. The Green Bay Packers did end last season dazed and confused. Former Packers' defensive back Charles Woodson on Monday confirmed what Kaepernick told last week -- that Green Bay's defense was so rattled during last season's playoff loss players..." July 30

  • Charles Woodson signs 1-year contract worth up to $4.3 million with Raiders

    San Francisco Chronicle "Defensive back Charles Woodson signed a one-year deal with the Raiders Tuesday night. And while the fan support surely played a factor so did $4.3 million, which is what Woodson can earn including incentives. That includes a $700,000 signing bonus for a 36-year-old player who had very little..." May 22

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    Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

    Charles Woodson is returning to the Raiders. He's agreed to a one-year deal

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Maybe he picks Denver, but Charles Woodson is intrigued with idea of finishing his NFL career in same place he started it: Oakland.

  • Charles Woodson 'open' to playing for Lions, if money's right

    Detroit News "Former Michigan standout Charles Woodson, a Heisman Trophy winner and eight-time NFL Pro Bowl player, said he would consider playing for the Detroit Lions. But a lot of things would have to fall into place, like the right financial figures. Woodson, in Ann Arbor on Friday to support the..." May 18

  • How about former Packers' cornerback Charles Woodson as an NFL studio analyst on TV?

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "You may have noticed former Packers cornerback Charles Woodson appeared on two shows on the NFL Network this week. He was interviewed on "NFL Total Access" about his being a free agent after 15 seasons in the league. He also provided analysis on Thursday’s installment of "The Top 100 Players of..." May 11

  • Charles Woodson 'surprised' he's still without a team "Charles Woodson figured he'd have more clarity to his situation by now. The three-time All-Pro has remained on the free-agent market since being released by the Green Bay Packers in February. He has met with only one team, a fruitless visit with the San Francisco 49ers. Woodson was at NFL..." May 10

  • Free agent Charles Woodson likens market for him now with 2006 off-season

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Free agent defensive back Charles Woodson, in an interview with a radio station in Atlanta, compared the experience he is currently having in the market with his experience in 2006, before the Green Bay Packers acquired him. “Oddly enough, it’s a lot like it is right now," Woodson said about..." April 13

  • Woodson: Teams think I'm too old

    ESPN "Free-agent defensive back Charles Woodson says NFL teams think he's too old, and that's why he remains unemployed six weeks after the Green Bay Packers cut him. "I'm 36, so of course I'm considered ancient in the game right now, and teams are looking for younger players and trying to make their..." April 06

  • Woodson faces quiet market; his wait continues "Charles Woodson understands the reality of being a 15-year veteran in today’s NFL. In a league where teams want to get younger and younger, the market for a 36-year-old defensive back coming off his second broken collarbone in three years isn’t tremendous. So, Woodson’s wait continues nearly..." April 05

  • Where Will Charles Woodson Land In 2013?

    ACME Packing Company "As soon as it was announced that Charles Woodson would be released from the Packers the major NFL media outlets unleashed their gaggle of talking heads upon us, speculating where Woodson may end up. Now that a brief mourning period has passed, it is a good time for us to jump in the ring as well..." February 18

  • Packers preparing to release Woodson

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "After seven seasons with the Packers, veteran defensive back Charles Woodson is reportedly close to being released by Green Bay. The first indication of Woodson's pending release came from a post on his winery's Twitter account, TwentyFourWines. "Thank you Green Bay; It was a great run," the..." February 15

  • It's official: Packers release veteran Charles Woodson

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "After seven seasons and 100 games, Charles Woodson's illustrious career with the Green Bay Packers has come to an end. On Friday afternoon, the Packers made the news official. “(Woodson) has been an integral part of the Packers’ success and our Super Bowl title in 2010 would not have been..." February 15

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    Ian Rapoport @

    Carl Poston, Charles Woodson's agent, tells me: "They're getting ready to release him. It's part of the business."

  • Woodson, Hawk loom large in Packers' cap strategy "With their carryover from last year’s salary cap, the Green Bay Packers have about $7 million in cap space for the 2013 season. But that number will increase over the next few weeks and perhaps more than triple, depending on general manager Ted Thompson’s roster moves before the start of free..." February 12

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