Monday January 26th, 2015

Charles Woodson will return to the Oakland Raiders after signing a one-year contract extension on Monday.

Woodson's one-year deal is similar to the $18 million contract he signed last year with the Raiders, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

The 38-year-old safety led the Raiders in tackles (113) and interceptions (four) last season. Those 113 tackles were also a career-high for Woodson, who was drafted by the Raiders with the fourth overall pick in the 1998 draft. He played eight seasons with Oakland before signing with the Green Bay Packers, with whom he played from 2006-12, winning a Super Bowl in 2010.

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Woodson is one of three players from the 1998 draft who played in 2014, joining quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Matt Hasselbeck. Manning leads all players from the 1998 draft with 256 games played, while Woodson is third with 238.

Other long-time NFL players from that draft include wide receivers Randy Moss and Hines Ward, linebackers Keith Brooking and Takeo Spikes, and offensive linemen Matt Birk, Alan Faneca, Flozell Adams, Olin Kreutz and Tra Thomas.

Mike Fiammetta

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