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Charles Woodson could play after dislocating his shoulder

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The Oakland Raiders would have been very worried heading into their week two matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.

After being destroyed by the Cincinnati Bengals, and with key players Derek Carr and Charles Woodson leaving the game through injury, the Raiders can't have had much hope or belief as they entertain a strong Ravens side.

But it seems the Raiders have had themselves something of a mini-miracle, with star safety Woodson apparently battling back from a severe shoulder injury to be in contention with playing on Sunday.


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Woodson Back?

Woodson returned to practice as a limited participant on Thursday and coach Jack Del Rio said that the “prideful and very competitive” Woodson has been pushing to be part of the lineup for Week Two.

Defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. stressed that Woodson is “limited and we’re working around that” while leaving plenty of room for Woodson to show the team he’s good to go.

“He knows his body as well as anybody,” Norton said, according to Jimmy Durkin of the San Jose Mercury News.

“It’s still early in the week. We still have a few days left. Every injury is different, every body is different, everybody deals with pain differently. We’ve got to go day-by-day.”

Woodson last missed a game during the 2012 season and has started the last 33 contests for the Raiders. With Nate Allen out with a knee injury, a Woodson absence would force the Raiders to use two new starters at safety this week.

It's not just Woodson who could come back either, with the aforementioned Carr reportedly feeling good after suffering a thumb injury.

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