Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson dislocated his shoulder late in the team's Week 1 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals after running into linebacker Malcolm Smith, but was active against the Baltimore Ravens just one week later.
Woodson displayed a tremendous amount of toughness this week. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com weighed in on a photo of Woodson stretching at practice Wednesday posted by Jimmy Durkin of the San Jose Mercury News:
Rapoport of NFL.com added the veteran campaigned against efforts to keep him out of action for a week or two.
Woodson, 38, has been a vital part of Oakland's secondary, registering 208 tackles, three sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and five interceptions in the past two seasons coming into 2015. He notched seven tackles against the Bengals on Sunday.
The eight-time Pro Bowler and three-time first-team All-Pro selection by the Associated Press is certainly no longer in his prime, but he's been a solid contributor in Oakland and is a vital veteran presence on a young team.