Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Charles Woodson Signs With Raiders

(FOX Sports)
On Tuesday, free agent defensive back Charles Woodson visited the Oakland Raiders.

While Woodson's visit was going on, Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey was confident the fellow veteran wouldn't sign with Oakland.

"That's a negotiation tactic, there's no freaking way he'd want to go to Oakland," Bailey told the Les and Nalen Show on ESPN 102.3 on Tuesday afternoon.

As it turns out, Bailey was dead wrong.

Woodson visited the Broncos last week and was in discussions with them throughout his free agency tour but ultimately landed in Oakland, signing a one-year with the Raiders worth a base value of $1.8 million and a max value of $4.3 million with incentives, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.

Denver's offer to Woodson last week was lower, as the team offered him $3.7 million, according to the Denver Post.  Woodson was drafted by the Raiders in 1998 and is now returning to the team where he started his career.

On a different note, Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher retired on Wednesday after a thirteen-year career.  Urlacher lost his final game against the Broncos in 2011 by a score of 13-10.