Rod Woodson is returning to the Oakland Raiders as the newest member of Hue Jackson’s revamped coaching staff.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame member will serve as the teams assistant coach, cornerbacks.
Woodson will be stepping down from his duties with the NFL Network ro re-join the Silver and Black. He will also give up his duties as a color commentator on the Big Ten Network.
“It’s an honor to be back with the Raiders and be able to talk to Raider players about true football,” Woodson said Monday in a team press release. “I’m looking forward to working with the organization and the challenges of the 2011 season.”
Woodson’s Hall of Fame career spanned 17 seasons, the final two of which were spent with the Raiders in 2002-03. In that short time Woodson tied for second all-time in franchise interceptions. He also tied a franchise record for most interceptions in a game (three) against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 29, 2002.
He was a member of the Raiders’ 2002 AFC Championship team.
Last season Woodson dabbled in coaching as an intern of sorts with the Cincinnati Bengals during training camp. It appears he enjoyed the experience quite a bit.
Still no word on who Woodson’s defensive coordinator will be.