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Raiders re-signed S Charles Woodson on a one-year deal.

The 37-year-old Woodson was an effective every-down safety in 2013, recording 97 tackles, one interception and three forced fumbles. Woodson is obviously on the tail end of his career, but he has shown few signs of slowing down and should continue to provide a steady, veteran presence in the Oakland secondary.

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CSN Bay Area reports contract talks between the Raiders and free agent S Charles Woodson have hit a "snag."

It sounds like the Raiders are offering another incentive-heavy one-year deal, while Woodson wants a "more straightforward contract" entering his age-38 season. Woodson has threatened to retire if the club doesn't meet his demands. Woodson is obviously on the tail end of his career, but was one of Oakland's top defenders in 2013. He seems 50:50 to play football again at this point.

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Free agent Charles Woodson is open to retirement if he doesn't like the offers he receives in free agency.

"If the right numbers don't come across, for myself and from the team's standpoint, then (retirement) is a serious consideration," Woodson said Thursday. "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 this last year being the last one." Playing on a one-year, $1.8 million deal, Woodson was an every-down safety in 2013, notching 97 tackles, one interception and three forced fumbles. He'll likely have to be willing to be a part-time player if he's to return in 2014.

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Coach Dennis Allen said the Raiders would like to re-sign free agent Charles Woodson.

"I think he's a guy we'd like to hopefully bring back," Allen said. "There's a business side to anything that you do, but I thought from a leadership perspective and really from a playing perspective, I thought he brought a lot to the table." There's mutual interest between the two sides. Woodson, 37, won't command a multi-year deal. He's our No. 12 free-agent safety.

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Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said the team would like to re-sign free agent FS Charles Woodson.

The interest is mutual, as Woodson has already stated he wants to play in 2014 and would prefer to re-sign with the Raiders. The 37-year-old started all 16 games and graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 28 safety this season. He should only require an incentive-laden one-year deal.

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Charles Woodson says he wants to play in 2014 and would prefer to re-sign with the Raiders.

"I want to play again," Woodson said. "I think this is the only place that I would play. I do plan on coming back and playing for the Raiders. If that didn't happen, then I think I would have to decide if I want to go somewhere else for another year. If I'm wanted here, I'm coming back." The 37-year-old has started all 13 games and is Pro Football Focus' No. 38 safety this season.

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Charles Woodson has tied an NFL record with 13 defensive touchdowns.

Late in the third quarter Sunday night, Woodson scooped up a Danny Woodhead fumble and brought it to the house. It vaulted him into a tie with Rod Woodson and Darren Sharper for the all-time mark. Woodson, who turns 37 years old Monday, has 30 tackles, one sack, one interception and one pass breakup through five games this year.

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Charles Woodson has been running as the first-team free safety during Raiders minicamp.

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The Denver Post reports the Broncos made Charles Woodson a one-year offer worth a maximum of $3.7 million through "reachable incentives."

Woodson's Raiders deal is worth a max of $4.3 million, though it's unknown how "reachable" the incentives are. He'll make a base salary of $1.8 million, and brought home a $700,000 signing bonus. Unless the Broncos' base offer was dramatically lower, it's definitely surprising Woodson chose the cellar-dwelling Raiders over Denver based on a theoretical extra $600,000. Money talks.

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Raiders agreed to terms with DB Charles Woodson, formerly of the Packers, on a one-year deal.

The deal includes a $700,000 signing bonus, and is worth a maximum of $4.3 million. Woodson is returning to the team that made him the No. 4 pick of the 1998 draft. Woodson spent the first eight years of his career in Oakland before defecting to Green Bay, earning 1999 All-Pro honors. He's chosen Oakland over the Broncos despite the fact that Denver is on the cusp of the Super Bowl, while the Raiders are one of the worst teams in the league. However Woodson spins it, money was almost certainly the determining factor. Going on 37, Woodson has lost multiple steps the past few seasons, but will still likely be a better option than Usama Young opposite Tyvon Branch. Woodson won't be a 1,000-snap player this season, likely playing somewhere between 500-750.