According to Josina Anderson of ESPN.com, Charles Woodson and the Raiders have agreed to terms on a one-year deal to keep the versatile defensive back in Oakland.
Woodson returned to Oakland last year after seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers. Woodson started all 16 games for Oakland and he compiled 97 tackles, three forced fumbles, two sacks and an interception last season. One of the few veterans on a young team, he was also the clear leader, not only on defense but for the whole team.
Contract talks did not go smooth between Woodson and the Raiders. At one point the future Hall of Fame inductee said he’d consider retirement if the numbers weren’t right. It was not very surprising, however, that the two eventually got a deal done and Woodson now gets his wish. He’ll likely finish his career with the team that drafted him mostly because not a whole lot else was available. After the big name safeties went off the free agent board early, the only other options available to the Raiders would have been more expensive and without much of an upgrade.