Charles Woodson, Raiders Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

Charles Woodson has proved that he can still play at a high level in the NFL even in his late 30s. It therefore comes as little surprise that the Oakland Raiders have decided to re-sign the seven-time All-Pro.   

The Raiders announced the news on Monday:

Ian Rapoport of passed along comments from Woodson's agent on the terms of the agreement:

Woodson began his career with the Raiders when they chose him No. 4 overall in the 1998 NFL draft. After carving out quality years there before fleeing to Green Bay and winning a Super Bowl, the veteran returned to Oakland prior to the 2013 campaign.

Even though the Raiders have struggled throughout the past two seasons and have now changed coaches, Woodson has remained loyal and played well—an admirable effort under tough circumstances. His versatility to play cornerback and safety won't hurt his value on the open market, either.

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie weighed in on Woodson's future in a Jan. 21 interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio, co-hosted by ex-Tampa Bay GM Mark Dominik, via Fox Sports' Alex Marvez:

He's fine physically. It's going to be totally up to Charles and the new coaching staff. ... I already talked to those guys about him. I would like to get him back here if he wants to play. If he's all-in 100 percent, I want him back.

The MMQB's Peter King praised Woodson's football IQ, placing him among the game's best in that regard:

Such savvy has helped Woodson thrive on the gridiron for as long as he has, not to mention his tremendous innate athletic ability that has held up over the years. Even with a lost step, Woodson is still gifted enough to be a playmaker in an NFL secondary.

Oakland is therefore wise to keep Woodson in the fold.

A second Super Bowl ring is just about all Woodson would have left ...

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