Charles Woodson hopes to play in his 16th NFL season, he will visit with the Denver Broncos on Wednesday and has received a contract offer from his former team the Oakland Raiders.
Woodson’s agent told Josina Anderson of ESPN.com that the Raiders have sent him an initial offer and the Carolina Panthers have also called inquiring about his client. Woodson played from 1998 to 2005 in Oakland.
Woodson was released by the Green Bay Packers in February, before the team would have had to pay him $9 million for the 2013 season.
“When this process first started out, that was my thing, I needed to go to a contender,” Woodson recently told the NFL Network. “I know I am toward the end of my career. At this point, I want to play football. So if it is a rebuilding stage, at this point if that is the circumstances I have to play under, then that is what I am going to do.”
Woodson, 36, missed nine games last season because of a broken right collarbone, he moved from cornerback to safety last season.
Woodson, the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2009, is the only player in NFL history with touchdowns off interceptions in six straight seasons, and he leads the league with nine touchdowns off interceptions since 2006.
If the Broncos sign Woodson, he will likely compete with Mike Adams or Quinton Carter at strong safety.