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July 28, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Oakland Raiders released Rod Woodson on Tuesday after the 11-time Pro Bowl safety failed a physical. The 39-year-old Woodson had a chronic left knee injury last season and had surgery in December. He was put on injured reserve Nov. 26. Woodson had said he'd like to return to the Raiders this season and doesn't want to end his career injured. "Rod Woodson is one of the greatest defensive backs to ever play the game," Raider Coach Norv Turner said.
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August 9, 2009 | Associated Press
All that was missing were the chicken wings, because the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony had a distinct Buffalo flavor. Bills owner Ralph Wilson opened by loosening up the crowd with a few humorous anecdotes. And the chants of "Bruuuce!" resounded through Fawcett Stadium on Saturday night, even before former Bills defensive end Bruce Smith had taken the podium. And once he took the stage, the cheers didn't stop for the player who had a record 200 sacks. Smith acknowledged the fans -- a large contingent wearing Bills jerseys -- by saying, "This certainly feels like a home game."
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November 15, 1994 | From Associated Press
Rod Woodson, single-handedly accounting for more scoring the last two weeks than Pittsburgh's offense, returned an interception for a touchdown and forced a fumble for another to lead the Steelers past the Buffalo Bills, 23-10, Monday night. Gary Anderson, again the only productive member of the Steelers' no-go offense, kicked three field goals to move into sixth place on the NFL's all-time list with 302 as Pittsburgh won for the second week in a row without an offensive touchdown.
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February 1, 2009 | Associated Press
Bruce Smith, Rod Woodson and Derrick Thomas. All top defensive players. And now all Pro Football Hall of Famers. The three were elected on Saturday along with longtime Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson, who at age 90 will be the oldest person ever inducted; former Minnesota Vikings guard Randall McDaniel; and the late Bob Hayes, a standout wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys and the 1964 Olympic 100-meters gold medalist. Inductions will be Aug. 8 in Canton, Ohio.
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March 24, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A jury in Ft. Wayne, Ind., found Pittsburgh Steeler cornerback Rod Woodson not guilty of battery charges stemming from his arrest last May 19 after a dispute with his brother, Jamie Woodson.
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December 6, 1990
The Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly offered cornerback Rod Woodson a three-year, $3-million contract that would make him the highest-paid player in the team's history.
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December 3, 2001
Rod Woodson set an NFL record with his 10th career interception return for a touchdown, going 47 yards after picking off a Peyton Manning pass to clinch the Baltimore Ravens' 39-27 victory Sunday. Most interceptions returned for a touchdown, all-time: *--* Player Seasons Touchdowns Rod Woodson 1987-2001 10 Ken Houston 1967-1980 9 Deion Sanders 1989-2000 8 Eric Allen 1988-2001 8 Herb Adderly 1961-1972 7 Erich Barnes 1958-1970 7 Lem Barney 1967-1977 7 *--*
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June 11, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Rod Woodson, a Pittsburgh Steeler cornerback who faces misdemeanor charges in an alleged assault on a police officer in Ft. Wayne, Ind., lost an initial bid for a trial that wouldn't interfere with the NFL season. Judge Mark Thomas refused to grant a January date, but didn't agree either with a prosecutor's request for a September trial.
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July 28, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Oakland Raiders released Rod Woodson on Tuesday after the 11-time Pro Bowl safety failed a physical. The 39-year-old Woodson had a chronic left knee injury last season and had surgery in December. He was put on injured reserve Nov. 26. Woodson had said he'd like to return to the Raiders this season and doesn't want to end his career injured. "Rod Woodson is one of the greatest defensive backs to ever play the game," Raider Coach Norv Turner said.
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December 3, 2001
Rod Woodson set an NFL record with his 10th career interception return for a touchdown, going 47 yards after picking off a Peyton Manning pass to clinch the Baltimore Ravens' 39-27 victory Sunday. Most interceptions returned for a touchdown, all-time: *--* Player Seasons Touchdowns Rod Woodson 1987-2001 10 Ken Houston 1967-1980 9 Deion Sanders 1989-2000 8 Eric Allen 1988-2001 8 Herb Adderly 1961-1972 7 Erich Barnes 1958-1970 7 Lem Barney 1967-1977 7 *--*
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September 14, 1998 | From Associated Press
The Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers figured defensive back Rod Woodson had seen better days. As it was, Woodson--voted to the NFL's all-time team when the league celebrated its 50th anniversary--had one of his better days for the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. "I know they brought me in for a lot of reasons," said Woodson, who signed as a free agent with Baltimore after 10 seasons with Pittsburgh and one with San Francisco. "We think every week we can make these plays.
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August 30, 1996 | Associated Press
Rod Woodson missed most of the heavy contact work in practice but is listed as probable for the Pittsburgh Steelers' season opener Sunday in Jacksonville. The six-time Pro Bowl cornerback sat out all but two games last season because of a torn ligament in his right knee. He returned to play in the Super Bowl and has had no serious problems with the knee since training camp began in July.
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January 29, 1996 | T.J. SIMERS
Steeler cornerback Rod Woodson, who completed his amazing journey from seriously injuring his knee in the first game of the year to playing in the Super Bowl, worked primarily on third downs. At one point in the game, Woodson was one-on-one against wide receiver Michael Irvin and knocked down a pass intended for Irvin. A happy Woodson then appeared to taunt Irvin by pointing at the knee. "The knee feels great," Woodson said. "I honestly wanted to play more."
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January 13, 1996 | T.J. SIMERS
Pittsburgh cornerback Rod Woodson, trying to return to the Steelers' lineup after injuring his knee in the season opener, will have to hope his team advances to the Super Bowl before he can play again. Coach Bill Cowher put Woodson on the inactive list Friday. "I have not ruled him out of anything if our season were to continue past this game," Cowher said. "I just don't think he's ready quite yet." * After the Steelers opened the season 3-4, linebacker Greg Lloyd and running back John L.
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September 5, 1995 | Associated Press
The Pittsburgh Steelers' worst fears were realized Monday when tests disclosed six-time Pro Bowl cornerback Rod Woodson has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will probably be sidelined the entire season. "Unless God lets me heal faster than normal and we make the playoffs," said Woodson, who will have surgery later this week.
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