Oakland tries to cool off Jets

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The New York Jets, who have become very familiar with the locale, make yet another trip to Oakland Sunday.

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Redskins waive Deion from retired list

ASHBURN, Va., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Perhaps as a precursor to Deion Sanders becoming a Iakland Raider, the Washington Redskins have officially waived the former Pro Bowl cornerback from the reserv

Miami 23, Oakland 17

MIAMI, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Defensive end Jason Taylor recorded three sacks and forced two fumbles by Rich Gannon and cornerbacks Patrick Surtain and Sam Madison blanketed receivers Jerry

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Raiders-Broncos feud continues

DENVER, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Mike Shanahan, fired as coach of the Oakland Raiders 13 years ago before going to Denver, hopes his current troops can win the latest installment of one of the

Kansas City 20, Oakland 10

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Middle linebacker Marvcus Patton sparked Kansas City's much-maligned defensive unit by forcing two big fourth-quarter turnovers Sunday, carrying the Chiefs to t

Buchanon out for year after wrist surgery

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The Oakland Raiders, who need healthy bodies in their secondary, will be without rookie Phillip Buchanon for the balance of the season as he recovers from surge

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Oakland 52, Tennessee 25

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Rookie Phillip Buchanon and Terry Kirby returned punts for touchdowns Sunday as the Oakland Raiders scored 21 points in the first 5:24 and coasted to a 52-25 vi

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Raiders DB Woodson has shoulder fracture

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The Oakland Raiders got bad news Wednesday as they learned they have lost vaunted cornerback Charles Woodson to a shoulder fracture.
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Charles Woodson
NYP97121401-14 DECEMBER 1997 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Winner of the 63rd Annual Heisman Trophy, Michigan's cornerback Charles Woodson, poses for pictures, December 13, at the Downtown Atletic Club in New York City. Woodson is the first defensive player to win the award. UPI js/ JASON SZENES

Charles C. Woodson (born October 7, 1976) is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Michigan for the Michigan Wolverines. In 1997, Woodson led the Wolverines to a national championship. He is the only player in the history of NCAA Division I-A football to win the Heisman Trophy as a primarily defensive player, edging out then University of Tennessee and current Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.

Woodson was selected by the Oakland Raiders with the fourth pick in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft. In his first season with Oakland, Woodson was selected as the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. He was named to the Pro Bowl and earned All-Pro recognition three consecutive times (1999–2001). In a memorable 2002 AFC playoff match against the New England Patriots, Woodson seemed to have clinched the game by laying a hit on quarterback Tom Brady and forcing a fumble, but the ruling was controversially overturned. Woodson later battled several nagging injuries in consecutive seasons in Oakland, leading to his departure and becoming a free agent after the 2005 NFL season.

On April 26, 2006, Woodson signed a seven-year, $52 million contract with the Green Bay Packers. In his first season in Green Bay, Woodson was the team's punt returner and led the National Football Conference with eight interceptions, surpassing his previous career high of five, in his rookie year. In his second season in Green Bay, the injury problems returned and Woodson was forced to sit out two games. In four seasons with Green Bay, Woodson has recorded 28 interceptions, eight of which he returned for touchdowns. In eight seasons with Oakland, Woodson had recorded 17, two of which were returned for touchdowns. He was the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the 2009 NFL season.

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