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Revis sets $50K bar for Woodson, No. 24
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New Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis just forked over $50,000 to teammate Mark Barron in exchange for the right to call jersey No. 24 his own. It's an expensive omen for Charles Woodson, who is trying to negotiate No. 24 in Silver and Black off the back of veteran teammate Tracy Porter.

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Woodson enters July's training camp as the Raiders starting free safety, but the 16-year NFL veteran still has not been issued a team number. He wore No. 2 during minicamp, the same number he wore in college at Michigan. But he can't keep it for the regular season as the spectrum of numbers alotted for NFL defensive backs ranges from 20 to 49.

"Actually, the '2' looks very, very good," Woodson said on Thursday after the team broke minicamp.

It's deja vu for Woodson. When he entered the league with the Raiders in 1998, he petitioned to wear No. 2 as a defensive back and lost.

"Maybe I’ll take another shot at it this time around," Woodson said.

Last time, Woodson settled on No. 24. This time, things could be more difficult as no progress has been reported regarding potential negotiations with Porter, who has worn Taiwan Jones' No. 22 for his entire professional career.

"The 24," Woodson said, "I think it’ll eventually work itself out, so I’m really not too worried about it right now."

That was on June 13, before Revis struck his deal. Still, Woodson isn't budging.

"I really ain’t trying to pay nothing," Woodson said with a smile. "We’ll see what happens."