Charles Woodson thinking about playing beyond this year

AP

For all the old guys the Raiders signed this offseason, none are older than Charles Woodson.

But the veteran defensive back said he’s not looking at this season as a retirement tour, as he wants to keep playing “this year and beyond.”

“Going off of how I feel health-wise, I’m not looking at this being the last year,” Woodson said, via Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com. “I’m going to enjoy every moment of this experience because you never know how it’s going to turn out. You look at what they’ve done here and you see the draft they’ve had – we’re going to be a good team. If that means playing this year and beyond, I’ll be open to it.”

Woodson, 37, said he only wanted to play for the Raiders, which limits his future flexibility to the Raiders wanting him around. They waited a week into free agency to do so this year, and he admitted he pondered retirement.

“My heart was set on coming back here,” Woodson said. “If that didn’t happen, I would’ve had to weigh those options, . . . If the Raiders weren’t interested, that could’ve been it.”

If the collection of veteran parts yields a better return, he might get that chance. If not, he might be one of many changes they make in the future.

22 responses to “Charles Woodson thinking about playing beyond this year

  1. Hang em up? He played all 16 games with 2 sacks, 1 INT, 3 FF, 2 FR and 75 tackles….I’d say he has at least another year in him.

    I love that it’s Raiders or bust for him…that mentality will be back full time with some stability in the originazation.

  2. I have so much respect for Charles. As a Packers fan, I will always love seeing Charles play… no matter were… unless its the Vikings.

  3. humb0lt says:
    Jun 4, 2014 9:56 AM
    With their No. 1 pick last year being a BIP (bust in progress), the Raiders need all the help they can get in the DB.

    Phyllis Rivers..HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  4. As a Chiefs fan, I am morally obligated to hate Charles Woodson. As a football fan, how can you not be a Charles Woodson fan? Dude has played 15 years, comes to work and does his job. As far as I know he has not ever been a problem off the field or in the locker room. And I believe that I’ve read in the past how active he is in the community. Class act all the way around and a lock for the HOF in my opinion.

  5. It’s refreshing when you have respectful fans who support their team (hillshirefarmsgomeat) vs. TROLLS (humbolt) chiming in. I like the way you articulated yourself as yes, we are morally obligated to hate division rivals! Woodson coming back to the S&B was such an amazing and inspirational reunion and meant more to the org then most would probably know.

  6. The Reggie McKenzie Trainwreck rolls on.Woodson
    has been talking up Mckenzie hoping he can squeeze
    more money out of the Raider organization for his sub par play lately. The defense got shredded last year partly because of Woodson.

  7. humb0lt says: Jun 4, 2014 9:56 AM

    With their No. 1 pick last year being a BIP (bust in progress), the Raiders need all the help they can get in the DB.
    ———–
    humb0lt’s regular job of dusting San Diego’s trophy case leaves him plenty of free time for his Raider obsession. Labeling any second year player a bust is just moronic.

  8. humb0lt says: Jun 4, 2014 10:50 AM

    I forgot how easily Raiders fans get butt hurt if you make a less than sunny observation about their team.
    ——————–
    Observation? You post far more “observations” about the Raiders than you do about the Chargers. Nobody is butt hurt by you. We realize how badly you’re starving for any attention you can get. That just makes you annoying.

  9. As a Chargers fan I’d totally dig getting a number one pick in LA next year if it meant getting a new owner who will spend the money….

  10. I so dig this guys act. Well beyond his prime, looking for another paycheck, and he really, seriously, thinks someday cares? Only in Jokeland!

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