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Charles Woodson is heading back to the team that drafted him. Woodson and the Raiders have agreed to terms on a one-year contract, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports first reported and the Raiders later confirmed.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame isn’t like the Baseball Hall of Fame in which a player must choose a team to identify himself with when being enshrined. But Charles Woodson told a radio station in Milwaukee Wisconsin Friday morning that when it comes his time to be enshrined in those hallowed halls in Canton, his intention is to go in as a Raider. “I’m an Oakland Raider now. That’s kind of the way I look at it,” said Woodson when asked whether he would enter the Hall of Fame as a Packer or a Raider.
Charles Woodson’s return to Oakland has excited plenty of Raiders fans and it sounds like coach Dennis Allen is pretty excited about the chance to coach the team’s 1998 first-round pick.
Charles Woodson came into OTA practice Tuesday hoping to see his 24 jersey waiting in his locker. That didn’t happen so he went without a number. “I can’t find a number, man. Everything’s taken,” said Woodson.
When players are drafted by NFL teams, they may have some past allegiances to other clubs to put aside. Sometimes that doesn’t happen quite quickly enough to please fans of their new team. Such is the case for Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen, who posted a Vine video of himself wearing a Raiders hat while sipping on a drink.
Following the addition of Charles Woodson and his $1.38 million base salary, the Raiders have restructured Matt Flynn’s contract to save $1 million off the 2013 salary cap according to Ian Rappoport.
Raiders undrafted rookie Matt McGloin beats out Kyle Padron for Raiders final QB roster spot. Undrafted free agent Kyle Padron announced via his Twitter page today that he will be waived by the Raiders.
Raiders great, Tim Brown, has been a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the past three years and has fallen short each time.
The Raiders selected 10 players in the NFL draft in late April. On Thursday, those players received their jersey numbers in advance of the rookie mini camp this weekend.
The Raiders on Wednesday signed wide receiver Josh Cribbs, giving them a versatile player that can bolster their receiving corps as well as their return game. Cribbs visited numerous teams in recent weeks, including the Raiders. Ultimately, he opted to join a team that is in a position to make use of all his talents. “I am blessed to have the opportunity to prove myself yet again!” Cribbs said via Twitter. “Fresh start. New team, new chip on my shoulder!!!! Love u Cleveland but now it’s #2013RaiderNation.”
The Raiders provided a bit more information about the abdominal injury that sent first-round pick D.J. Hayden to the hospital. Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group reports that Hayden was admitted to the hospital late last week and had a procedure to clear out scar tissue from his abdomen.
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As far as rookies go, quarterback Tyler Wilson looked nothing of the sort Saturday as he displayed the poise and skills of a seasoned veteran in only his second practice as a member of the Raiders.
Seventh-round draft pick Brice Butler made like 2012 fourth-round wide receiver Juron Criner on Saturday, making impressive plays one after another.
Running back Latavius Murray is a well-rounded player, and one that appears to have everything a team covets.
McGee just might be the guy the Raiders were looking for when they sought someone to help lessen the sting of losing Seymour, Tommy Kelly and Desmond Bryant.
Offensive linemen Jared Veldheer, Tony Bergstron, Stefen Wisniewsk, Mike Brisiel and Khalif Barnes, from left to right, worked with the first-team offense. That portends Bergstrom getting the first crack at replacing veteran Cooper Carlisle at left guard. Bergstrom played only sparingly last season as a rookie. Allen said Bergstrom’s skill set lends to his playing guard. Bergstrom worked at guard and offensive tackle last season.
Quarterbacks Tyler Wilson and Matt Flynn looked sharp for most of practice. Their passes were crisp, on time and on target, for the most part.
Allen singled out veterans such as running back Darren McFadden, fullback Marcel Reece and defensive end Lamarr Houston as guys he is counting upon to show the younger guys the ropes.
Jerry Mcdonald NFL writer: Amy Trask resigned from the Raiders on Saturday, ending her tenure as the only female CEO in the NFL and as one of the highest-ranking women in American professional sports.
Tim Kawakame of the Mercury news:When Al Davis trusted almost nobody in the world — and when the rest of the NFL didn’t trust him — Amy Trask was the executive who (barely) kept the two sides working together.
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