By Jack Spencer

Charles Woodson, the former fourth pick of the 1998 NFL draft has returned to the team that selected him, the Oakland Raiders. Woodson has been a free agent for months and is currently 36, turning 37 during the upcoming regular season. The details of his contract outline that he will receive a signing bonus of $700,000 with the ability to reach $4.3 million through incentives.

Woodson had been linked to the Denver Broncos and it is curious as to why he returned to the Raiders than the Broncos. Given his age, his playing time is running out and you have to figure that Denver is closer to possibly reaching the Super Bowl than the Raiders.

The former first-rounder appears to have chased the money on this signing rather than opting for a chance to win a championship. It’s believed that the incentives the Raiders have offered up are not really attainable by Woodson while his level of play on the field continues to erode. Woodson played eight seasons for the Raiders prior to joining the Packers.

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