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Raiders considering giving Charles Woodson offensive snaps vs Chargers

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When Charles Woodson won the Heisman at Michigan, he became the first and only ever primarily defensive player to win the award. The key word could be "primarily", because Woodson was talented enough that the Wolverines put him in on offense from time to time. The Raiders have been considering doing the same this season and now that they know Thursday night will be his final home game, Raiders fans in Oakland could see a special moment.

"That's been in discussions ever since we started the season," Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said of the possibility Woodson could see some time at wide receiver before the end of this season. "We may have something up our sleeve. [Thursday against the Chargers] 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."

A win would be the most fitting tribute to Charles Woodson. But a play or two on offense, and perhaps a target and/or a reception would be a nice little gesture as well. Besides, he has caught five passes this season already. They just happened to be from the opposing quarterback.