ALAMEDA -- The Raiders have agreed to a one-year deal with free safety Charles Woodson, ESPN reported Wednesday night.

Woodson, 37, said at the end of the season and in radio interviews he wanted to return to the Raiders for another season and would consider retirement if a deal didn't materialize.

General manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen both said they wanted Woodson to return.

Woodson becomes the fourth unrestricted free agent to return to the Raiders, joining offensive lineman Khalif Barnes, running back Darren McFadden and safety Usama Young.

In 16 games, Woodson had three forced fumbles, 97 tackles, an interception and missed very few practice snaps over the course of the season.




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