The Raiders took some time in re-signing Charles Woodson last year. It came well into free agency. This time, it came quickly. Before anyone else had a chance to get him.
The Raiders announced a one-year contract with Woodson on Monday, a quick conclusion to a mutually desired end.
This had little to do with the promotion of Marcus Robertson to primary defensive backs coach. This was about quality play. The 38-year old had one of his best seasons last year, with 113 tackles, a sack and four interceptions in 1,143 snaps.
Woodson openly campaigned for his return, and general manager Reggie McKenzie recently said he would re-sign Woodson if he was “100 percent in." Woodson said he hoped to return during the season, assuming, of course, that Robertson was in.
Woodson returned last season after seven years in Green Bay. He’ll always be considered a Raider, after being selected No. 4 overall in the 1998 NFL draft. Woodson was a solid leader last season, with an ability to stay healthy despite advanced age.
Hall of Fame CB Willie Brown signs Charles Woodson back for the 2015 season. pic.twitter.com/ftSYORz6y2— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) January 26, 2015