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Age discrimination may push Woodson to retire

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07:31 AM ET 02.28 | Of course, Charles Woodson would like to play in the NFL season. The Raiders have made it clear they want him back. That doesn't mean the veteran safety will play for free. Woodson said Thursday that he'd consider retirement if he doesn't get a fair offer from the silver and black. "If the right numbers don't come across for myself and from the team standpoint, it's a serious consideration, at this point, that I could've played my last season in the NFL," Woodson said in an interview with Sirius XM radio. ... Woodson expressed concern that his age weighs heavier in contract talks than his recent play. "When you get past a certain age, it's no longer about what you do on the field," Woodson said. "It's about your age. They look at the age first and then what you do on the field second."

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February 28, 2014  07:35 AM ET

Age discrimination? that's rich

February 28, 2014  07:39 AM ET

Seriously? go out in the real world and you'll eventually find what age discrimination really is. How ridiculous!!!

February 28, 2014  07:41 AM ET

Go back to the Packers. At least they make the playoffs.

February 28, 2014  07:58 AM ET

Happens to all of us Bro.

February 28, 2014  08:04 AM ET

There's always barber college

February 28, 2014  08:14 AM ET

Take it down Charles. They won't give you what you're looking for and there is nothing left for you to accomplish.

February 28, 2014  08:22 AM ET

Life just isn't fair; Mr Woodson.

February 28, 2014  08:23 AM ET

I still think he'd make a good coach - as he's gotten older he's made upfor los speed with football IQ and leadership

February 28, 2014  08:23 AM ET

I would like to keep him in the Bay Area only in San Francisco. They will be getting a bunch of young DB's that could use a good mentor. It would really come down to dollars and cents . I wanted the 49ers to keep him last season. The reason he played at Oakland was because he came out to visit Jim Harbaugh and they signed Craig Dahl instead , Dahl was asked to take a pay cut this season.

February 28, 2014  08:27 AM ET

His NFL career has lasted longer than most. No one owes him anything.

February 28, 2014  08:30 AM ET

Take a seat Mr. Woodson and enjoy the view.

February 28, 2014  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

His NFL career has lasted longer than most. No one owes him anything.

He never stated or implied that he was 'owed anything'.

He simply stated a fact.....older athletes who still produce are always viewed as old before they're viewed as productive.

February 28, 2014  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

His NFL career has lasted longer than most. No one owes him anything.

Looking at the picture, maybe he's thinking of switching to QB

February 28, 2014  08:38 AM ET

"It's about your age. They look at the age first and then what you do on the field second."

That's because you're signing a contract for what you WILL be doing on the field and players in their late 30's often spend more time on the injured list than the field.

You want to play?... Then sign a performance-based contract.

February 28, 2014  08:44 AM ET

Charles Woodson, Rod Woodson. Oaklands the landson of Woodsons ending their illustrious careersons.

February 28, 2014  08:45 AM ET

He could go work for espn and give scripted opinions.

February 28, 2014  08:45 AM ET

Not to mention Al Davis' son now running the team.

Maybe it's a son thing...would explain their down turn as most former Raiders didn't have sons..

February 28, 2014  08:48 AM ET

The 2014 Minimum Base Salary for a player with 10+ years of experience:

$955,000.00

At that price tag, you're either a starter or you're unemployed.

February 28, 2014  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

He never stated or implied that he was 'owed anything'. He simply stated a fact.....older athletes who still produce are always viewed as old before they're viewed as productive.

Sure he did. He stated "if the right numbers don't come across for myself." It's not even about whether he'll be offered a contract, it's all about what he thinks he should be paid.

 
February 28, 2014  08:58 AM ET

What a drag it is getting old.

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