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Raiders legendary safety Charles Woodson will retire after the season

Raiders defensive back Charles Woodson is retiring after the season

Raiders defensive back Charles Woodson is retiring after the season

Charles Woodson is easily a first ballot Hall of Famer, and the former Heisman Trophy winner has had an amazing career. Woodson who is 39 years old announced that he will retire after the season yesterday in a press conference.

The Raiders are currently 6-8 and have a very slim chance of making the playoffs.  Hopefully the Raiders can rally around him and go out with a bang beating the Chargers.  The Raiders will play the Chargers on Thursday as their final home game of the season. Woodson said he could not even believe that his career lasted as long as it did.

“An incredible career, man,” Woodson said Monday of his 18 seasons in the NFL. “It goes beyond words. I never intended on playing as long as I have, but this is the way it’s happened and I’m so grateful for it.”

Reggie McKenzie said that he was thankful for Woodson and called him the Greatest of All Time.

“Charles Woodson is one of those players that comes along and reminds you why you love the game. He is truly a one of a kind player that goes above and beyond his Heisman trophy and future gold jacket. It has been an honor to have worked alongside Charles for so many years and have the confidence to call him what he truly is: the G.O.A.T. He is, without a doubt, the embodiment of what it means to be a Raider.”

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