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Raiders release Woodson

Ray Buchanan's road to becoming the Oakland Raiders starting free safety became easier after the team released Rod Woodson Tuesday because of a failed physical.

The Oakland Raiders held out hope that the 39-year old Woodson could come back after sustaining a knee injury that ended his season on injured reserve last season. Oakland signed Buchanan, a cornerback by trade, as a safety net (no pun intended) in case Woodson were not healthy enough to return. Woodson, who in all likelihood will...

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