ANN ARBOR, Mich-- He might be going back to where it all started. After being away from the Oakland Raider organization for eight seasons, cornerback Charles Woodson is returning to where his decorated career began, just for a visit. According to an Associated Press report written yesterday, Woodson will visit with the Raiders Tuesday, He was supposed to visit with the Raiders after visiting with the Broncos on Wednesday, but he had to fulfill charity obligations made to Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. over the weekend.
The former Michigan Wolverine and eight-time Pro Bowler said he is going to meet with Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie on Tuesday.
“We’ll see if things fit,” Woodson said at Michigan’s M-Den store, prior to taking part in a radiothon sponsored by WTKA. The event raised more than $90,000 for The Charles Woodson Clinical Research Fund.
Woodson played eight seasons for the Silver and Black (1998-2005) and his best year came in his 1998 rookie campaign. That season, he recorded 59 total tackles coupled with five interceptions in 16 games played. In addition, he made the Pro Bowl four times as a member of the Raiders.
This would be a very smart signing for Oakland. A player’s age is sometimes not indicative of how much he has left in the tank. Such is the case for the former Heisman Trophy winner. The 36-year old may not be the same explosive player that he once was, but he still can play and serve as a mentor to the defense and younger players, particularly draft pick D.J. Hayden, also a cornerback.
The Raiders hope that everything on Tuesday goes as planned and that a future Hall-of-Famer will come back to the place where he first called home.