The Raiders organization and fans successfully wooed DB Charles Woodson back to the Silver & Black yesterday. Woodson, who was drafted by Oakland fourth-overall in the 1998 NFL Draft, spent eight years playing for Oakland before leaving for Green Bay in 2006. He had had tepid interest, at best, early in free agency but his market had heated up in recent days with a visit to Denver as well as the NY Giants and Panthers expressing some level of interest.
Woodson had come to the Raiders’ Alameda, CA headquarters yesterday and was greeted outside the facility by an estimated 100 fans in full Raiders gear. The rally, organized by some motivated Raiders fans, got the attention of many in the organization including FB Marcel Reece, QB Matt Flynn and head coach Dennis Allen, who stopped on their way out of the facility to sign autographs.
Woodson, 36, signed a one year deal with the Raiders. The terms are reportedly a $1 million base salary, plus a $700,000 signing bonus. The contract is worth up to $4.3 million if all incentives are met. As a practical matter, contracts’ incentives are never fully met so while he may make more than the $1.7M bottom of the contract, he is extremely unlikely to get the full $4.3M.no comments