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Charles Woodson could play on offense in Oakland Raiders home finale

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After Charles Woodson announced earlier this week that he would be retiring at the end of this season, we now know that the Raiders' game against the Chargers this week will be his last in Oakland.

And, with such a big moment ahead, it looks like the Raiders could have something exciting planned to mark the occasion.

The AFC West franchise's offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave revealed on Tuesday that they are contemplating putting Woodson on the offensive side of the ball.


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"That's been in discussions ever since we started the season," he said, via Silver and Black Pride. "We may have something up our sleeve. (Thursday) would be a good time to do it."

"It's Charles Woodson's last game at home. Looking to put out a great performance in honor of him."

The future Hall of Famer has made a name for himself in the NFL as one of the best at taking the ball away from an opponent's quarterback - he is fifth on the all-time list for interceptions.

But the idea of lining him up on his own team's offense isn't totally alien. He has two catches in his 18-year NFL career to date, although he hasn't connected with his own QB since 2000.

Full circle

Those familiar with Woodson's college days, though, will know all about the veteran's ability to play on both sides of the football.

During his time with Michigan, Woodson caught 11 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns and, as such, was noted as "primarily" a defensive player when he won the Heisman.

Seeing the 39-year-old catch a pass, or even receive a target, from Derek Carr at O.Co Coliseum would be a fitting way to come full circle on a spectacular career.

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