Charles Woodson and Raiders hit snag in contract talks


Charles Woodson accepted a one-year prove it deal from the Oakland Raiders last season. He responded by collecting his base salary plus $1.5 million in incentives.

Now Woodson, 37, wants to be paid without having to prove it.

While Woodson and the Raiders are expected to reach a one-year deal the structure of that deal is currently a sticking point as the two sides eye working together in 2014.

As CSN Bay Area notes Woodson was dependable. He played 99.3 percent of the Raiders’ 1,074 defensive snaps, ranked No. 2 on the team with 133 tackles and had two sacks, four forced fumbles and an interception.

“When you get to that age, you never know when the tank’s going to empty out,” head coach Dennis Allen said. “He brought a lot to the table for our football team this past season. He’s a guy we’d like to bring back. There’s a business side to anything that you do, but I thought that, from a leadership perspective and from a playing perspective, I thought he brought a lot to the table.”

It is unclear how much of a market there is for Woodson should he become available to other teams.