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Oakland Raiders offer Charles Woodson a contract

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01:25 AM ET 05.15 | The Oakland Raiders have made an "initial offer" to free agent cornerback Charles Woodson, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN. In an interview with the NFL Network (via CSN Bay Area), Woodson acknowledged that he would be willing to play for a rebuilding team, which is the current description of the Raiders' franchise. "When this process first started out, that was my thing -- I needed to go to a contender," Woodson said. "I know I am towards the end of my career. At this point, I want to play football. So if it is a rebuilding stage, at this point if that is the circumstances I have to play under, then that is what I am going to do." Woodson ruled out signing with the 49ers in the same interview, and seemed to be lowering himself in an effort to pique a team's interest.

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Charles Woodson, AP Photo/Ben Margot Charles Woodson, AP Photo/Ben Margot
May 15, 2013  12:44 PM ET

Run it again why don't ya

May 15, 2013  01:20 PM ET

1. "I need to go to a contender."
2. "I just want to play football."
3. "I'd be happy if I could just mentor young players."
4. "Are there any tickets available for Sunday's game?"

May 15, 2013  01:56 PM ET

He is a lot more honest about his situation than many others. He's a very smart player, and still willing to go head to head, but has lost a lot of speed. He's been paid a lot of money and I hope he doesn't beat himself up to where he's unable to walk in 15 years.

May 15, 2013  02:28 PM ET

But seriously, is he putting in an earring in that picture?

May 15, 2013  02:30 PM ET

He is in his last years as a football player.. Lingering injuries that take twice as long to heal.

May 15, 2013  02:32 PM ET

Good luck to you Woodson. A true warrior. One of the all-time greats. Wish you were still with Packer Nation. I guess all good things must come to an end.

May 15, 2013  02:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

A true warrior. One of the all-time greats.

This.

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May 15, 2013  02:57 PM ET
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1. "I need to go to a contender."

Yep... at the top of every veteran's list. You gotta love how the vets think they can just walk onto a team that managed to be contenders without them and get them over the top.

May 15, 2013  03:37 PM ET

It's hard to believe he couldn't find a spot on a playoff team!

May 15, 2013  06:27 PM ET

he needs to end his career where he started not with the long time rivals.....the raiders made him .....how could he look in the mirror with a ugly **** bronco jersey on....silver and balck will bring the gold baby.

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May 15, 2013  06:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Go Raiders !!!!!!

Go Ape Warriors!!!!

May 15, 2013  06:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

But seriously, is he putting in an earring in that picture?

If he does become a Raider again he fit right in with the Pirate theme.

May 15, 2013  06:53 PM ET
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He did !!Raiders will take the AFC West !!!!!!!

I'll give the Raiders another 5 years to make thier first playoffs in want seems to be like over a decade ago.

May 15, 2013  06:57 PM ET
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He did !!Raiders will take the AFC West !!!!!!!

One toke over the line, Sweet Jesus, one toke over the line.

It's legal in Dole Country now.

May 15, 2013  07:03 PM ET

he did?

May 15, 2013  07:09 PM ET

the new raider swag wil be dominant mark my words we the best of the west its time to make every one remember that charles woodson or not

May 15, 2013  07:24 PM ET
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the new raider swag wil be dominant mark my words we the best of the west its time to make every one remember that charles woodson or not

Matt Flynn? Really? Over Peyton Manning?

Look, I'll give them second, maybe even a strong second, but no way Denver doesn't repeat as AFC West champs.

 
May 15, 2013  07:30 PM ET
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Matt Flynn? Really? Over Peyton Manning?Look, I'll give them second, maybe even a strong second, but no way Denver doesn't repeat as AFC West champs.

Thus^...



And....



Hail to the Redskins!!

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