NFL: Oakland Raiders retain Charles Woodson and land Matt Schaub in trade

Last Updated: 25/03/14 9:26am

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Charles Woodson: Set to play 17th season in the NFL

Charles Woodson: Set to play 17th season in the NFL

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Charles Woodson has agreed a new one-year contract with the Oakland Raiders.

The veteran safety passed a medical and agreed terms to remain with the Raiders for next season.

Woodson started all 16 games for Oakland last year after returning to his original NFL team following seven seasons with Green Bay.

The 37-year-old recorded one interception, two sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as the Raiders finished a disappointing campaign with a 4-12 record.

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie confirmed on Friday that Woodson will return for his 17th season in the NFL.

Woodson was the fourth pick in the 1998 Draft, and he earned Pro Bowl selections in his first four seasons with the Raiders while also being named Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1998.

Pivotal

He played a pivotal role in Oakland winning three consecutive AFC West titles, but he missed out on a Super Bowl ring in 2003 when Tampa Bay cruised to a 48-21 victory in San Diego.

Woodson was signed by the Packers as an unrestricted free agent in 2006, and he was again a regular Pro Bowl selection before he finally ended his quest for a Super Bowl title in 2011.

He started 100 games for the Packers before rejoining the Raiders last year as a safety, having moved from cornerback the previous year.

Meanwhile, the Raiders have also announced the signing of quarterback Matt Schaub from Houston.

The 32-year-old has been the Texans' starting quarterback for the last seven seasons, but he struggled for form last year as Houston lost 14 consecutive games after winning their first two.

Schaub has now been traded in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the NFL Draft in May after the Texans signed former Buffalo and Tennessee quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick on a two-year deal.

The Texans have the first pick in this year's Draft, and they have been linked with Texas A&M University star Johnny Manziel.

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