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Charles Woodson would like Ndamukong Suh on Raiders
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(2/6/15) Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is set to be one of the NFL's top free-agent targets . At least one NFL veteran has made it clear he'd like Suh to join his team.
Speaking to ESPN.com, Raiders defensive back Charles Woodson said that Suh is the type of dominating defensive player that any team would want to add.
“I know I would be no different. That guy is one of the best, overall, period in the NFL," Woodson said. "Would I like him on our team? Believe it.”
Suh was taken by the Lions with the second-overall pick in the 2010 draft. Until March 7, when the legal tampering period begins, NFL teams won't be able to negotiate with players' agents. Until then, the only team that can stay in contact with Suh's agent, Jimmy Sexton, is Detroit. The official free-agent period starts March 10, when the new league year begins.
The Lions have reason to bring Suh back as they'll have a $9,737,500 cap charge for Suh regardless if he's franchised, re-signed or gone, due to bonus money prorated for the 2015 season.
One reason Woodson would like Suh is to make the Raiders' defensive backs' jobs easier. In 2014, Oakland allowed 238.1 yards through the air per game, which ranked 17th in the NFL.
“The better your front is, the better it makes your job as a defensive back and the ability to know that the ball is coming out soon," Woodson said.
Charles Woodson has lowest tackle total yet
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(9/21/14) Raiders defensive back Charles Woodson, who had nine total tackles in Week 1 and eight in Week 2, had a modest four, including three solo, Week 3 at New England.
Woodson had a career-high 97 tackles in 2013, his first year back with the Raiders.
Report: Charles Woodson returning to Oakland
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(3/20/14) Free agent defensive back Charles Woodson won't be changing addresses for the upcoming season, after agreeing to return to the Raiders on a one-year deal, according to ESPN.com Wednesday.
The 27-year-old put together a very productive 2013 season, finishing with a career-high 97 tackles. He added three forced fumbles and one interception in his return to Oakland after seven seasons in Green Bay.
Charles Woodson could retire if deal not right
|by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(2/28/14) Defensive back Charles Woodson wants to return to the Raiders in 2014, and both general manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen have said they want the 16-year veteran back, reports ESPN.
But if Woodson does not receive what he considers a fair contract offer from Oakland he said he is ready to retire.
"If the right numbers don't come across, for myself and from the team's standpoint, then it's a serious consideration. ... I could have played my last season in the NFL," Woodson told SiriusXM NFL radio on Thursday. "So that's definitely something that I think about. I do plan on playing another year. Hopefully something can get done with the Raiders, but if not, then I've got to take a real hard look at last year being the last one."
Woodson, 37, played all but seven defensive snaps last season. He finished with 97 tackles, third on the team, with two sacks, an interception, three forced fumbles and two fumbles recoveries.
Charles Woodson wants to keep playing
|by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(2/25/14) Defensive back Charles Woodson told ESPN he has no intention on retiring. The Raiders are interested in bringing him back. As for his other former team, the Packers, they might not have the room for him.
"I don't think that's going to happen," Woodson said regarding playing in Green Bay. "I definitely plan on playing. But I think the Packers already have plenty of safeties."
Raiders coach Dennis Allen has expressed his desire on getting Woodson back.
"I definitely think he's got something left in the tank," Allen said. "Obviously, when you get to that age, you never know when the tank's going to empty out. I felt like he brought a lot to the table for our football team this past season. I think he's a guy we'd like to hopefully bring back."
|Charles Woodson is back with the Raiders after signing a one-year deal, and he can hopefully continue to play well in his 17th season. Woodson was a solid contributor in 2013 at safety with 97 total tackles (75 solo), one interception, one defensive touchdown, two sacks and two fumble recoveries. He might be slower at 37, but he still makes plays at a high enough level to be considered a No. 2 or 3 defensive back in IDP leagues. Woodson is worth drafting with a late-round pick.
(Updated 6/5/14) |