Jan 5, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers safety Charles Woodson (21) celebrates a play during the fourth quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. The Packers won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Charles Woodson Rejoins Oakland Raiders


Jan 5, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers safety Charles Woodson (21) celebrates a play during the fourth quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. The Packers won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran free agent defensive back Charles Woodson has been looking for a new team all offseason and he has finally returned to a place that he used to call home. The future Hall of Famer has agreed to a contract with the Oakland Raiders, who made him a top five pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. Woodson was coming off of a Heisman Trophy campaign at Michigan when he joined the NFL and he now has a chance to finish his career where he started.

The Raiders sent out a photo of Woodson signing his contract Tuesday evening on social media:

Many believed that Woodson would be looking to join a contender, but his deal with Oakland removes any of those beliefs.

Woodson will go down as one of the best defensive backs to ever play the game and it is rare that someone gets an opportunity to finish their career where they started.

It will be interesting to see how much of a contributor Woodson can be for the team on the field in 2013.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tim-Martindale/100000581645722 Tim Martindale

    Love it but next time put a pic of him in Raiders jersey take some lessons from Silver And Black Pride

  • Brian Howden

    Welcome Home Charles, glad to have you back.