Charles Woodson has decided to go back to where it all started, Oakland. ESPN’s Josina Anderson announced via Twitter that Charles had signed the 1-year deal estimated to be worth $4.3 million with a signing bonus of $700,000. The defensive back was being courted by the Denver Broncos but decided to sign with Oakland instead.
The former 4th overall pick in the 1998 draft returns to Oakland where he spent the first 8 years of his career before moving over to Green Bay. Woodson spent 7 years with Green Bay, winning a Super Bowl title in 2010. He had possibly his best year as a pro in 2009 when he won Defensive Player of The Year.
Woodson will be looked upon to help mold 2013 1st round pick D.J. Hayden. Woodson is likely to slide right into the vacant spot left by Michael Huff at safety. This move is sure to conjure up feelings of past success for Raider fans as Woodson was a key player in the Raiders run to Super Bowl XXXVII.