Woodson snubs Broncos, returns to Raiders

Charles Woodson may be the matchup safety Denver needs, but he won't be joining them in 2013. Woodson has agreed to a one-year deal with the Raiders that includes a $700K signing bonus, base value of $1.8M, and a maximum of $4.3M.

Originally selected by Oakland fourth overall in the 1998 Draft, Woodson spent his first eight years in silver and black before heading up to the frozen tundra for seven seasons. Green Bay released the 2009 DPOY in February to avoid what would have been $9.4M in compensation for 2013.

Woodson had drawn interest from the Giants and Panthers, but the Broncos were reportedly the only team to make him a firm offer prior to his visit with Oakland.

The former Heisman winner was greeted Tuesday afternoon by a throng of idiots wearing Halloween costumes (in May) who showed up at Raiders HQ to urge the 36-year-old safety to bring his career full circle.

Apparently, the makeup and glitter worked, and Woodson gets the added bonus of being close to his winery in Napa Valley.

As for the Broncos, they'll have to find an in-house solution to their multi-year troubles covering opposing tight ends, perhaps hoping that rookie third-rounder Kayvon Webster can do the job.

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