Charles Woodson: I’m not ready to retire

After reflecting on Nnamdi Asomugha’s recent retirement from football, Raiders safety Charles Woodson says he’s not ready to hand up his cleats yet.

“Sitting up there with him, you know that day is coming,” Woodson told the Contra Costa Times. “When he said it was hard for him to say the ‘retirement’ word, I know I’m going to feel the same way. But mentally, I’m not there yet.”

Even though people thought Woodson was done after last season, he feels like he proved them wrong this season.

“I think it shows a lot of people don’t know what they’re talking about as far as my health and my legs,” Woodson said. “I know all the talk was, ‘His legs aren’t going to hold up.’ He can’t run anymore. I had the broken collarbone twice, but collarbones heal.

“As far as going out there and doing everything I’ve normally done, I can do all those things. That’s why I want to come back and play another one.”