Thursday, May 23, 2013
C WOOD Coming back to Oaktown? Itz Happenin!
I don't know about this one. Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Woodson returning to my beloved Raiders isn't such a bad thing, but at a whopping $4.3 million if true, is straight out highway robbery. The top 10 highest paid cornerbacks of 2012 averaged around $8 million in base salary, but that was with multi-year contracts. C Wood has signed on for 1-year.
And get this; of the 10 highest paid corners only three are over 30, with the Legendary Champ (Champ Bailey) oldest at 34. Woodson is no Champ, and he's 36 years old.
I don't know, other than allowing fans to breakout their old #24 jersey's, this deal smells like a bust. Without trying to jinx the cornerback, I wonder if Greenbay letting him go might've been more a sign of damaged goods than salary cap space. Keep an eye out for injuries sidelining the Pro Bowl corner for some if not the majority of the season. Thumbs down on this deal.