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Rod Woodson Signs With Raiders

April 30, 2002

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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) _ Rod Woodson, the 10-time Pro Bowl safety cut by the Baltimore Ravens in February, signed with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday.

It’s the latest in a series of offseason moves by the Raiders to bolster a defense that faltered down the stretch last season.

The 37-year-old Woodson played the last four seasons for Baltimore, but he was released in a cost-cutting move after recording 74 tackles and three of his 61 career interceptions last season.

The Ravens originally hoped to bring him back after June 1 at a lower salary, but Woodson jumped to the AFC West champions and their veteran-laden roster.

Oakland earlier signed veteran free agents Bill Romanowski and John Parrella to improve their defense and drafted cornerback Phillip Buchanon and linebacker Napoleon Harris.

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