Charles Woodson to visit Broncos

  • ESPN.com news services | May 14, 2013

Free-agent safety Charles Woodson is making a visit to the Denver Broncos and has received an offer from the Oakland Raiders, agent Carl Poston told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Tuesday.

"He's scheduled to fly to Denver [Tuesday] and meet with the Broncos through Wednesday," Poston said.

Poston says the Carolina Panthers and Raiders recently called inquiring about his client and that the Raiders have sent him an initial offer. Woodson played eight seasons with Oakland from 1998 to 2005.

Woodson's only free-agent visit since getting released by the Green Bay Packers in February has been with the San Francisco 49ers in mid-March, but he left without a contract.

"When this process first started out, that was my thing, I needed to go to a contender," Woodson recently told the NFL Network. "I know I am toward the end of my career. At this point, I want to play football. So if it is a rebuilding stage, at this point if that is the circumstances I have to play under, then that is what I am going to do."

Before his release, Woodson was set to make $9 million in 2013 and would have counted for $10 million against the Packers' salary cap.

The 36-year-old Woodson, who signed a five-year deal before the 2010 season that was worth as much as $55 million, missed nine games last season because of a broken right collarbone but played in two playoff games. He moved from cornerback to safety last season because of diminishing cover skills.

Woodson was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 and the Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1998. He spent the first eight years of his career with the Oakland Raiders, who drafted him out of Michigan with the No. 4 overall pick.

He's the only player in NFL history with touchdowns off interceptions in six straight seasons, a feat he pulled off from 2006 to 2011, and leads the league with nine touchdowns off interceptions since '06.

Information from ESPN reporter Josina Anderson and The Associated Press was used in this report.

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