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Charles Woodson glad to see Marshawn Lynch wearing No. 24

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The No. 24 Raiders jersey worn by Charles Woodson wasn’t given to anyone last year after Woodson retired, but when Marshawn Lynch came out of retirement to join the Raiders, he was given the number. And Woodson is pleased with that.

I’m excited about it for Marshawn to have a chance to come home and play in front of friends and family,” Woodson told ESPN. “That number 24, that’s something special with the Raiders. I don’t think there’s anybody more worthy than Marshawn to wear that number.”

Woodson sees signing Lynch, a hometown hero, as a “business decision” in Oakland. He also understands both the Raiders’ business decision to leave for Las Vegas and Oakland’s decision not to pour any more money into a stadium than they already had.

“They needed a stadium and it’s big business,” Woodson said. “It’s hard to hear, but you go where the financing is. The [Oakland] mayor wasn’t willing to give up money she didn’t have, so kudos to her, too. But I’m also happy for Mark Davis, getting the stadium — they need a stadium — and moving the franchise forward.”

It remains to be seen who will wear No. 24 for the Silver and Black in Las Vegas in three years, but for now, anyway, the number is going from Woodson to Lynch, and 24 jerseys will continue to be hot sellers in Oakland.

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36 Responses to “Charles Woodson glad to see Marshawn Lynch wearing No. 24”
  1. coltsreign says: May 29, 2017 2:45 PM

    I got a better number….. 25

  2. nwofolife says: May 29, 2017 2:51 PM

    Awwww. That’s just great.

  3. tonyzendejas says: May 29, 2017 2:59 PM

    The Raiders are the new Colts. Forever the Patriots bridesmaids.

  4. dawoger says: May 29, 2017 3:24 PM

    There will always be those jersey numbers linked with greatness as well as those that live in infamy like the number hero worshiped in minisoda for 10 years, No. 28.

    SKOLOL!!

  5. nomoreseasontix says: May 29, 2017 3:26 PM

    Did anyone ask Willie Brown? He’s got more of a franchise on the number than Woodson.
    Woodson is kind of a fringe player with the Raiders, no matter what he thinks.

  6. araidersfan says: May 29, 2017 3:38 PM

    Seeing Lynch wear Willie Brown and C-Wood’s #24 will probably feel similar to the way I felt when Rusty Hilger & Todd Marinovich wore Snake Stabler’s #12.

  7. nknielsen says: May 29, 2017 3:47 PM

    nomoreseasontix says:
    May 29, 2017 3:26 PM
    Did anyone ask Willie Brown? He’s got more of a franchise on the number than Woodson.

    Woodson is kind of a fringe player with the Raiders, no matter what he thinks.

    —————————————————————–

    Willie Brown played 12 seasons for the Raiders, playing in 154 games, of which he started 128.

    Charles Woodson played 11 seasons for the Raiders, playing in 154 games, of which he started 151.

    Go ahead, be ignorant and call him a fringe player…

  8. curtj5 says: May 29, 2017 3:57 PM

    Woodson has always been a class act. Go Raiders!!!

  9. tylawspick6 says: May 29, 2017 4:06 PM

    won’t end well
    in oakland

    cap hell coming

  10. tylawspick6 says: May 29, 2017 4:11 PM

    Willie Brown played 12 seasons for the Raiders, playing in 154 games, of which he started 128.

    Charles Woodson played 11 seasons for the Raiders, playing in 154 games, of which he started 151.

    Go ahead, be ignorant and call him a fringe player…

    ———–

    just because they wanted to justify the draft pick
    in all his mediocrity, wisely walking and not overpaying,
    does not mean woodson had a great tenure with oaklamd.

    he was clearly much better in green bay

    he also was lucky to get a ring

  11. onebuffalove716 says: May 29, 2017 4:35 PM

    just because they wanted to justify the draft pick
    in all his mediocrity, wisely walking and not overpaying,
    does not mean woodson had a great tenure with oaklamd.

    he was clearly much better in green bay

    he also was lucky to get a ring

    Patriots fan is confused at how any article can be written and not mention the patriots..

    But just so you’re not confused.. Woodson>law.. and it’s not really close

  12. flviking says: May 29, 2017 5:38 PM

    Funny how all packer fans call him one of their own but he never mentions his time there. He called gb a farm town not cosmopolitan enough for him. Great career as 24 not so much 21.

  13. johnnybandwagon says: May 29, 2017 6:08 PM

    just take a deep breath
    let go of the hate
    and enjoy the ride

  14. flviking says: May 29, 2017 6:19 PM

    dawoger says:
    May 29, 2017 3:24 PM
    There will always be those jersey numbers linked with greatness such as #28 Adrian Peterson. Loved watching him, hated when he tore my packers apart. I’m not sure why I posted this on a story that has nothing to do with #28, I guess the Vikings live in my head 24/7.

    ///////////

    Thanks dawoger first time I agreed with you.

  15. mackcarrington says: May 29, 2017 7:13 PM

    The Raiders don’t retire numbers. It’s not as if they were “saving” it for a great player to come along, because you never know how someones career is going to turn out. It just happens that Lynch made his fame wearing 24 and now he’s a Raider. So it works out fine.

  16. donkeykickinurface says: May 29, 2017 7:16 PM

    Best off season ever!!!! What a wonderful and thoughtful tribute to Champ Bailey!!!! Off season champions since 1984!!!

  17. nyneal says: May 29, 2017 7:17 PM

    flviking says:
    May 29, 2017 5:38 PM
    Funny how all packer fans call him one of their own but he never mentions his time there. He called gb a farm town not cosmopolitan enough for him. Great career as 24 not so much 21.

    ________________________________________

    He got a Lombardi Trophy playing for the Packers — the greatest organization in NFL history, Vikings fan.
    That’s something you Vikings fans know nothing about.

  18. donkeykickinurface says: May 29, 2017 7:31 PM

    C’mon Raider Nation!!!! Let’s hear for the spirits of the TARP!!!!!

  19. kferguson2002 says: May 29, 2017 7:38 PM

    tonyzendejas says:
    May 29, 2017 2:59 PM
    The Raiders are the new Colts. Forever the Patriots bridesmaids.

    Let me know when the Raiders ever actually beat the Patriots or keep them from winning another Super Bowl

  20. maestro1899 says: May 29, 2017 7:47 PM

    I think that on this MEMORIAL DAY we should remember that Seattle would be a great fir for Colin Kaerpernick.

    #truth

  21. flviking says: May 29, 2017 7:51 PM

    nyneal says:
    May 29, 2017 7:17 PM

    He got a Lombardi Trophy playing for the Packers — the greatest organization in NFL history.

    /////////

    And Mark Sanchez got a Lombardi last year. What’s your point?

  22. dregonspengler says: May 29, 2017 8:30 PM

    flviking says:
    And Mark Sanchez got a Lombardi last year. What’s your point?

    Just off the top of my head, I’d say the point is the Packers have four Lombardi trophies, Mark Sanchez has one, and after nearly six decades of existence your Vikings are still stuck on zero.
    Sound about right?

  23. mackcarrington says: May 29, 2017 8:38 PM

    How come no one asked Larry Brown if he’s glad to see Lynch wearing No. 24?

  24. tylawspick6 says: May 29, 2017 8:44 PM

    Patriots fan is confused at how any article can be written and not mention the patriots..

    But just so you’re not confused.. Woodson>law.. and it’s not really close

    ——

    one of the funniest things i’ve
    ever read

    ty
    law has 3 rings and played
    in 4 sbs, and once deion retired, law was hands downt eh
    the best cb in the league for 5-6 years.

    he was immediately great, too,
    not bumbling around overrated and chased out
    like the disappointing woodson was

    woodson was clearly a better college player, while
    law peaked in the nfl

    not
    close
    to debatable

    bye bye, kiddie
    millennial

  25. imthedudedude says: May 29, 2017 8:56 PM

    How does the Mark Sanchez comment about him winning a Lombardi trophy have so many upvotes? Are these people crazy or am I for not seeing him on the pats? OR ANY Super Bowl winning team for that matter.. EVER. Typical Vikings fans I guess.

  26. imthedudedude says: May 29, 2017 8:58 PM

    This site is just loaded with Vikings fans for some reason. Someone explain?

  27. raiderinva says: May 29, 2017 9:01 PM

    And Mark Sanchez got a Lombardi last year. What’s your point?

    //////////////

    How did Mark Sanchez get a Lombardi?

  28. bws1066 says: May 29, 2017 9:11 PM

    So one person in the world who likes him wearing #24. Slow news day. Raiders miss the playoffs

  29. boknowsvt says: May 29, 2017 10:53 PM

    Ty Law played football after 2004? I looked it up and apparently he played for the Jets, KC, and Denver. I guess you’re no longer relevant once you’re not on the same team as Tom Brady. Woodson is a first ballot HOF player, while Ty Law is…forgotten.

  30. tecmoho says: May 29, 2017 11:09 PM

    They should put Beast Mode in at CB for s few plays

  31. nyneal says: May 30, 2017 4:34 AM

    flviking says:
    May 29, 2017 7:51 PM
    nyneal says:
    May 29, 2017 7:17 PM

    He got a Lombardi Trophy playing for the Packers — the greatest organization in NFL history.

    /////////

    And Mark Sanchez got a Lombardi last year. What’s your point?

    _______________________________________

    My point is, Charles Woodson loved playing for the Packers. I just watched the replay of the 2010 Green Bay season on the NFL Channel and it featured Woodson, Greg Jennings and Aaron Rodgers. Woodson was ecstatic to have won that Super Bowl. He knows had he not joined the Packers, he never would have won one.

  32. nhpats says: May 30, 2017 9:25 AM

    boknowsvt says:
    May 29, 2017 10:53 PM
    Ty Law played football after 2004? I looked it up and apparently he played for the Jets, KC, and Denver. I guess you’re no longer relevant once you’re not on the same team as Tom Brady. Woodson is a first ballot HOF player, while Ty Law is…forgotten.

    ——————

    I bet Peyton Manning remembers Ty Law. After all, Law picked him 3 times in a playoff game

  33. r8rsfan says: May 30, 2017 9:37 AM

    Wood was great where ever he played. Had a better team around him in GB, was a major part in them winning the SB. Prior to that, and after, he played great for the Raiders and is forever loved by the Nation. He ties it back to the Chucky days, and is the bridge between then and now. Both times he left the team better than when he came in.

    RN4L

  34. tylawspick6 says: May 30, 2017 10:24 AM

    I bet Peyton Manning remembers Ty Law. After all, Law picked him 3 times in a playoff game

    ————

    Law made a habit of making big plays vs HOF QBs.

    Woodson?

    Not so much.

  35. squackduckhawk says: May 30, 2017 12:25 PM

    I like Ty Law and Charles Woodson. Both are great in their respective ways. The best corner in the league during that time was Marcus Trufant according to the best receivers at the time. Career-wise, Woodson and Law are probably going to the Hall of Fame, but probably not Trufant. It is what it is. Also, Dre Bly got 3 picks in a playoff game on the same weekend as Ty Law.

  36. radrntn says: May 30, 2017 1:18 PM

    As crazy as it might sound to some, I just hope he makes the team……I think Jalen Richard , and Deandre Washington are locks for sure…..and then there is recent draft pick Elijah Hood who the season before last led the NCAA in yards after contact, and you also still have Taiwan Jones who has been outstanding on special teams – I know one thing is for sure and that is if he does make it….he earned it

    Go Raiders!

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