Charles Woodson

Derek Carr attempted to compare someone to the incomparable. Let's just get the games started already. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Empty talk reigns supreme ahead of NFL season kickoff

The NFL schedule is in that not-so-sweet spot between the end of…

 

San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde reported Wednesday he slimmed down over the offseason and he feels great about it. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Carlos Hyde sheds pounds ahead of season

49ers running back Carlos Hyde discussed the upcoming season with reporters Wednesday.…

 

Former Seattle Seahawk Bruce Irvin will be joining the Raiders on a multiyear contract. (Stephen Brashear/AP)

Raiders continue spending spree with pass rusher

The Oakland Raiders have filled another hole in free agency by agreeing…

 

Oakland Raiders cornerback David Amerson (29) intercepts a pass intended for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson (12) for a touchdown, during the first half  in Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

In possible farewell, Oakland Raiders lose

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Charles Woodson walked off…

Oakland Raiders cornerback David Amerson (29) intercepts a pass intended for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson (12) for a touchdown, during the first half  in Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Raiders safety Charles Woodson, 39, will play his final home game in Oakland on Thursday. (AP Photo/David Richard)

If Woodson is Santa, Davis is Scrooge

It won’t be a silent night, nor will it be a holy…

Raiders safety Charles Woodson, 39, will play his final home game in Oakland on Thursday. (AP Photo/David Richard)
Raiders safety Charles Woodson announced yesterday that he will retire at the end of the season. (Duane Burleson/AP)

Weepy Coliseum night for retiring Woodson

Charles Woodson’s return to the Raiders began with hundreds of fans gathering…

Raiders safety Charles Woodson announced yesterday that he will retire at the end of the season. (Duane Burleson/AP)
Free safety Charles Woodson will face his former team Sunday when he and the Oakland Raiders take on the Green Bay Packers at O.co Coliseum. (David Richard/AP)

A Classic: Rodgers vs. Woodson

Charles Woodson helped the Green Bay Packers win the Super Bowl in…

Free safety Charles Woodson will face his former team Sunday when he and the Oakland Raiders take on the Green Bay Packers at O.co Coliseum. (David Richard/AP)
Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray (28) runs the ball past Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Will Allen (20) in the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Raiders not ready for prime time yet

As much as the Raiders and their fans like to dream, what…

Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray (28) runs the ball past Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Will Allen (20) in the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
Oakland Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson (24) reacts after intercepting Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in Oakland, Calif., on Oct. 11, 2015. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/P)

Another honor for ageless Woodson

Raiders safety Charles Woodson could easily fill a wine cellar with all…

Oakland Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson (24) reacts after intercepting Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in Oakland, Calif., on Oct. 11, 2015. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/P)
Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski (11) reacts with long snapper Jon Condo (59) after kicking a point after try during the game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Janikowski set the franchise record for games played with No. 241 against Denver. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Carr’s late INT sends Raiders to 16-10 loss to Broncos

OAKLAND — Charles Woodson and the Oakland defense kept putting the team…

Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski (11) reacts with long snapper Jon Condo (59) after kicking a point after try during the game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Janikowski set the franchise record for games played with No. 241 against Denver. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is left to walk away as Denver’s Chris Harris Jr. celebrates his 74-yard interception return for a touchdown Sunday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Woodson leads, Raiders can’t follow

They call him “First Ballot,” for obvious reasons, because whenever Charles Woodson…

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is left to walk away as Denver’s Chris Harris Jr. celebrates his 74-yard interception return for a touchdown Sunday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) looks for a receiver during the game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Raiders squander big chance

At least Raiders’ fans can watch the games from start to finish…

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) looks for a receiver during the game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Oakland Raiders running back Roy Helu (26) celebrates a touchdown with center Rodney Hudson (61) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Road woes return for Raiders in 22-20 loss at Chicago

CHICAGO — Derek Carr was just OK on Sunday. Amari Cooper was…

Oakland Raiders running back Roy Helu (26) celebrates a touchdown with center Rodney Hudson (61) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Malcolm Smith celebrates after sacking Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown during the second half Sunday. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Carr, Raiders end road skid with 27-20 win over Browns

CLEVELAND — The locker room attendants busily stuffed shoulder pads, helmets and…

Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Malcolm Smith celebrates after sacking Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown during the second half Sunday. (AP Photo/David Richard)
Raiders free safety Charles Woodson, right, catches an interception intended for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin during game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk)

Raiders’ win is a start, but that’s all

Lake Erie froze over Sunday. Not only did the Raiders win a…

Raiders free safety Charles Woodson, right, catches an interception intended for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin during game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk)
Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson, left, talks with linebacker Curtis Lofton, right, during their football training camp in Napa. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Woodson still going strong for Raiders at age 38

NAPA — Charles Woodson is showing few signs of slowing down even…

Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson, left, talks with linebacker Curtis Lofton, right, during their football training camp in Napa. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Bill Kostroun/AP PhotoThe Raiders have signed safety Charles Woodson to a one-year contract extension on Monday.

Raiders sign Charles Woodson for 2015 season

ALAMEDA — The Oakland Raiders signed pending free-agent safety Charles Woodson to…

Bill Kostroun/AP PhotoThe Raiders have signed safety Charles Woodson to a one-year contract extension on Monday.
Gregory Bull/AP file photoWhile rookie quarterback Derek Carr has only been around for this year's 0-10 start

Raiders' losing skid at 16 games: 'We hate it'

ALAMEDA -- Ever since Al Davis arrived in Oakland more than a…

Gregory Bull/AP file photoWhile rookie quarterback Derek Carr has only been around for this year's 0-10 start
Ben Margot/AP file photoAfter seven years with the Packers

Raiders’ Woodson returning to Lambeau, faces Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. — One of the NFL’s top quarterbacks learned from…

Ben Margot/AP file photoAfter seven years with the Packers
Joe Mahoney/APA decade after he held out for a new contract

Raiders start to arrive for start of camp

Shortly after checking in a day before the Raiders begin training camp,…

Joe Mahoney/APA decade after he held out for a new contract