According to Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin, the Oakland Raiders liked what they saw from Charles Woodson last season and would like to re-sign him this offseason.
Woodson was signed to a one-year contract last offseason as a veteran presence for a young defense, and showed that he can still play at a high level. He was able to make plays like he has his entire career, and the Raiders believe that he has at least another good season left in him.
Woodson played in all 16 regular season games with the Oakland Raiders last season, recording 97 tackles to go along with three forced fumbles and an interception. Woodson certainly has lost a step from his best years in Green Bay and his first tenure in Oakland, but he’s got a great nose for the football and can still make some of the same plays that he used to. At 37 years old, Woodson’s career is quickly coming to an end, but it doesn’t appear that it is over just yet.
“I think he’s a guy we’d like to hopefully bring back. There’s a business side to anything that you do, but I thought from a leadership perspective and really from a playing perspective, I thought he brought a lot to the table.” – Dennis Allen, Raiders Head Coach
The report also states that Woodson has mutual interest in returning to the Raiders this offseason, and he wants to finish his career with either Oakland or the Green Bay Packers. It will be interesting to see if the Packers consider offering Woodson a one-year deal to come in and help with all the secondary issues that they had last season. It’s unlikely that Green Bay gets involved in the Woodson talks, but expect him to find work this offseason, and it likely will be in Oakland.