How it Happened: Charles Woodson's Last Year with the Raiders

On January 26, 2016, Charles Woodson re-signed with the Oakland Raiders one more time. He inked his last contract as a professional football player with Hall of Famer Willie Brown by his side. Quarterback Derek Carr stopped by as well.

The Raiders Report: Back to Business offseason TV show profiled Woodson in early March.

And Woodson's position coach Marcus Robertson spoke about tutoring Woodson.

Woodson earned the Commitment to Excellence Award for 2014, and attended the annual award presentation dinner in March. He spoke with JT the Brick about the significance of the award.

Even in his 18th year in the NFL, Woodson put in the work and served as an example during offseason workouts.

Woodson had plenty to say as the Raiders rolled through the 2015 offseason workout program.

His peers named him one of the Top 100 players in the National Football League.

Woodson was in good spirits as he kicked off his 18th Training Camp in the NFL.

Woodson's love affair with Raider Nation was apparent, even in the preseason.

The Raiders have struggled in the road in recent years and after opening the season 1-1 at home, the Silver and Black looked for a victory in a hostile environment in Cleveland against their former quarterback, Josh McCown. Woodson preserved the victory and showed uncanny athleticism.

Charles got a big surprise for his 39th birthday in the Silver and Black Productions studio.

They were taken in the Top 5 of the 1998 NFL Draft, they were two of only three players left in the NFL from that Draft, and 18 years later Woodson had yet to intercept Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Well, he finally did it in 2015 in Oakland, and he did it twice.

Woodson has been known to deliver a pretty good pregame speech. The one before the win over the Chargers in San Diego was particularly electrifying.

After earning AFC Defensive Player of the Month honors for October, Woodson continued his Superman impression against the Jets.

In November, Woodson called in to the Rich Eisen show and the two Michigan men enjoyed a memorable conversation.

And on December 21, 2015, Charles Woodson announced his retirement.

Raiders.com and Silver and Black Productions were granted behind-the-scenes access.

NFL Total Access celebrated Woodson's career and discussed his candidacy for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Woodson played in on more game in front of the Raider Nation, an overtime thriller against the San Diego Chargers on Christmas Eve. He also earned his second straight Commitment to Excellence Award.

Woodson finished his regular season with a game at Kansas City and played in one more game, the 2016 Pro Bowl.

Charles Woodson accepted the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award at NFL Honors.

Thank you Charles.

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