Charles Woodson Cap Hit Revealed at $4.2 Million


Dec 21, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson (24) regains his footing after intercepting a pass against the Buffalo Bills in the first quarter at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders legend Charles Woodson’s early contract extension has been the biggest roster move made by the front office so far as general manager Reggie McKenzie locked up one of the best defensive backs in NFL history for at least one more season. McKenzie also did it while fairly paying the 38 year old, who was one of the better safeties in the AFC last season.

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Woodson had his most interceptions in one season since moving to the safety position last year as one of the Raiders best defensive players and leading the locker room with his experience. Because of that McKenzie was more than apt to bring back Woodson as one of his top priorities when it came to players that he wanted to lock in for the 2015 season.

McKenzie gave Woodson another one year deal for a cap hit of $4.2 million according to reports. Taking in a sizeable signing bonus at a fair price to continue his career while allowing the Raiders to pursue salary cap options with the second highest cap space amount in 2015 NFL Free Agency

The deal is similar to the past three deals for Woodson in Oakland, one year deals that also fairly compensate the legendary Raider for his services to the team. Representing the Raiders best era since coming back to Oakland, there is no price that fans would complain about for Woodson, but he is fine not getting overpaid unlike the former stars of the past who came to Oakland in free agency.

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  • Woodson also gives everything on the field week in and week out as one of the team’s hardest hitting defensive backs so the $4.2 million for Woodson on the salary cap is an amount where every dollar is earned. The new deal also gives the fans eight more opportunities to see Woodson grace the Coliseum turf and another opportunity to potential end the legend’s career with a return to the postseason for Oakland for the first time since Woodson left the Bay Area for the Green Bay Packers.

    Expect 2015 to be another special year for Woodson, who has been elevating his play as he ages and could end his career as one of the greatest to ever play the defensive back position. Changing from cornerback to safety, the Raiders legend has padded his legacy in what will surely be a first ballot Hall of Fame career. Woodson wants the final note on his career to be a Raiders return to competing in the playoffs, something that will need plenty of his leadership to make a reality come January.