Charles Woodson is Playing Another Year

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Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson

Remember when the Green Bay Packers deemed defensive back Charles Woodson expendable? We do. Well, Woodson is going to play a 17th NFL season.

He signed his second one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday.

After getting axed by the Packers, Woodson returned to Oakland and turned in a pretty solid season. In 2013, he had 97 tackles, two sacks, an interception, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a touchdown.

Let’s compare those stats with the stats of M.D. Jennings, the guy the Packers decided to start at safety instead of Woodson.

Actually, let’s not.

The Packers ultimately cut Woodson because he was scheduled to make $10 million in 2013. However, instead of offering him a reduced contract they just said good riddance.

“We’re going to go with the dynamic duo of M.D. Jennings and Jerron McMillian. We have no use for a future Hall of Famer like yourself. You’re washed up!”

Clearly, a brilliant move. Considering Woodson made just $3.3 million on an incentive-heavy deal in 2013, well… you get the point.

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16 Comments on "Charles Woodson is Playing Another Year"

  1. Kato

    Good salary cap move, but I have my doubts about whether he would have taken that steep of a paycut from the packers organization. They had to see what they had in mcmillan and jennings. Obviously nothing, but hindsight is 20/20

  2. The Money Mike

    Dude was owed a lot of money…don’t know if h wanted a pay cut, 3.3 mil was because no one else wanted him.

  3. E. Wolf

    THE POLAR BEAR done goofed on that one. He has a pretty good batting record about letting go a year too early rather than too late. Just shows how truly great Woodson is.
    It is too bad the Raiders resigned him, would have been amazing to have him back.

  4. Lisa

    He will retire a Packer. We were blessed to have him for as long as we did. Awesome guy, better player…miss you Chuckie!!

    • Vijay

      No, pretty sure he’ll retire a Raider. The ring was a crowning achievement to his illustrious football career. However, I’m convinced by reading excepts from him that he appreciates the Raiders just a little bit more.

    • Vijay

      There’s no telling Steven Jackson wouldn’t have succeeded in GB, because thus far he failed in ATL. You can’t predict that he would have been an injury candidate had he elected to come to GB. Glad he chose the money and scene in the ATL over GB, because that did open the door for one, Eddie Lacy. So a win for GB…they were only exploring the possibility however, ATL was ready and willing to show him the money.

      Still, I’m mad about the whole Marshawn Lynch deal…I will never forgive Ted for not listening to John Schneider on that one. Schneider banged the table to acquire Lynch while he was in GB according to former exec, Andrew Brandt. Yes we have Lacy, but we had a few years with question marks at the RB position which could have been mute had we listened to the real best GM in the NFL, John Schneider.

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