Charles Woodson has a home again and it’s the same place he called home before spending seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers. Woodson signed a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday.
Not surprisingly, the deal isn’t worth much. It’s a one-year pact worth up to $4.3 million and included a $700,000 signing bonus. That “up to” part is key there.
Woodson’s base salary is only $1.8 million, which means $2.5 million is made up of incentives mostly likely tied to playing time and performance. That’s a far cry from the $10 million Woodson was scheduled to make this year before the Packers cut him.
Woodson didn’t have many options, though.
He visited San Francisco and Denver, but neither team offered him a contract. Woodson even expressed interest in possibly playing for the Detroit Lions, so you know he was getting desperate.
Although he’ll probably suffer through a losing season, Woodson should have a decent shot at playing time. The Raiders defense was pretty awful last season.