Charles Woodson wants Ndamukong Suh in Oakland

AP

Safety Charles Woodson signed up for another year with the Raiders and he’s hoping that 2015 will be the year that the Raiders end their long playoff drought.

While at an event for his wine company in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Woodson told Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com that he wants to be a part of the first Raiders team to advance to the postseason since Woodson helped the team to Super Bowl XXXVII and that they “hopefully make some noise when we get in there.”

While the Raiders added some good young pieces in 2014, getting that done will take more talent on the roster. Defensive end Justin Tuck has already made it clear that he’d like to see Lions defensive tackle and impending free agent Ndamukong Suh provide some of that talent and Woodson shares his teammate’s view.

“I don’t think there’s a team in the NFL that wouldn’t want to see Ndamukong Suh on their team,” Woodson said. “I know I would be no different. That guy is one of the best, overall, period in the NFL. Would I like him on our team? Believe it.”

The Raiders have the cap space to make a serious play for Suh if he hits the open market, although Lions president Tom Lewand recently expressed confidence that the team could strike a deal to keep that from happening.

43 responses to “Charles Woodson wants Ndamukong Suh in Oakland

  1. I thought Suh was re-signing with the Lions, where they’ll have Stafford, Megatron, Suh, and 55 other guys making the vet minimum so they can remain cap compliant?

  2. “I don’t think there’s a team in the NFL that wouldn’t want to see Ndamukong Suh on their team”

    Very true Chuck although there are many fans of those other teams that love to whine like little girls about him

  3. Oakland makes some sense. They have a lot of cap space, and could pay him upfront … which would minimize the cap impact for any subsequent years.

  4. “Like most players, Suh wants to go to Dallas.”

    Sorry, but all free agents will be signed by the Eagles.

  5. That would be a good move for Suh. He can go from one brain dead organization that goes decades or more between playoff wins to another following the money.

  6. Who wouldn’t want a player of that caliber? Yeah, he’s got some issues but it’s not like he’s driving around drunk, killing teammates or knockin’ his ole lady out cold and draggin’ her out of the elevator.

    Won’t happen but I’d take him in Cincinnati. Line him
    up next to Geno Atkins. That’d be pretty sick.

    Oakland could surprise some folks next year. I think
    hiring Jack Del Rio is probably the best hire as far as
    head coaches go since Gruden. The others were in
    way over their heads. Sure, they’ll have to overpay for
    free agents but they have the cap room to do it. That
    and a solid draft they should be able to compete with
    K.C. and San Diego at least.

  7. replace rodgers with him in green bay. at least suh can run…oh btw rodgers now blames tampas turf for his calf injury….does he blame lambeu field for his broken collarbone?

  8. Suh will be the next Albert Haynesworth. He’ll get the mega-contract and his level of play will drop off about 90% because he will no longer care.

  9. Let me state first that as a Lion’s fan I want Suh back (but not AT ANY COST) but we will see the true measure of his “character” as a player when it comes down to whether or not he wants to continue to grow the team he has played for which is still arguably competitive, or if he just wants to follow the money. If all he cares about is money he’ll be a Raider or a Jaguar.

  10. If the Raiders are able to get Suh for the Dline, than they should immediately sign Incognito to the Oline. Get some of that nasty old school Raider grit back in Oaktown. It’s been missing for far too long…

  11. purpleguy says:
    Feb 6, 2015 2:07 PM
    I thought Suh was re-signing with the Lions, where they’ll have Stafford, Megatron, Suh, and 55 other guys making the vet minimum so they can remain cap compliant?

    *******************************************

    You do know there’s only 53 players on a roster, right?

  12. If the Lions don’t re-sign him there is only one team that can out-bid Oakland for his services Jacksonville. He is said to want to play in Seattle but they don’t have the cap room.

  13. Word on the street is that Suh wants to play for Seattle (makes sense with him being from Portland, OR and all), but I’d be shocked if that happens unless he’s willing to leave ~$8M annually on the table. It ain’t happening, unfortunately.

    He’ll follow the Cash Trail to his new team, and by that I mean Johnny Cash:

    A Boy Named Suh > The Man in Black > Raiders

  14. Suh will be the next Albert Haynesworth. He’ll get the mega-contract and his level of play will drop off about 90% because he will no longer care.
    ==================================

    You are forgetting he already got a fully guaranteed mega contract when he was drafted under the previous CBA.

  15. He won’t sign before the Franchise Tag date because he is a business man first. Which means the Lions have to decide if they are will to franchise him for 29 mil a year for what they owe him from past compensation and the average salary of the top three DTs. I believe they should clear the space and franchise. Let the Raiders and Jags decide if they want to give up 100 million plus and give up 2 #1s for him. If they do let him walk.

  16. The Raiders need Suh , JPP and much more help like WR’s Cobb and Torrey Smith just for starters to make a dramatic turnaround. I see Ted Thompson possibly rolling the dice on Suh ala Ron Wolf and Reggie White. Green Bay is the perfect place and team for Suh to turn his image around and win SB’s with Rodgers @ QB. The Packers are a dark horse team for Suh.

  17. Suh to Seattle makes sense, but is NOT happening.They pay R.Wilson, mybe extend Wagner&a few other-Beast Mode don’t forget will get something too.With #29+#31+#25+#72&#89(I think?) being among ones already paid last yr,best bet resign Kevin Williams the vet balled out4Sea thisyr. SUH to Oak, I don’t see either..Unless the$ is stupid money(Mario& Buffalo)and it looks like the raiders and turning the corner and that’s 1of the things the new FO had to deal with bad contracts. They have potential to be good, in 3/4Yrs when Tuck,Woodson,Woodley are all gone.
    SuH to Philly, I can see. They are a young team that is smart with the cap&seems to always have room. If they tag Maclin n eventually reach a long term deal for cap room&restructure Shady,cut loose CB’s@ 6+Mill. in the2worst startingCBs in the NFL- then they should be good with cap,even with Maclin under a tag it’s only@13 I believe so they’ll have room. Add him w/ F. Cox and the front7 growing together=a tough front to run on. And they’ll be competing4Playoffs hopefully. A lot of the teams in the hunt for SUH, will be more than happy to Settle with N.Fairly instead& at1/2 the price.Granted he is strictly a3tech where as Suh w/size&speed n strength can play everywhere is all fronts almost besides a wide9

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