Raiders assistant Woodson adjusts to life as coach



NAPA, Calif. (AP) — In one of the highest-profile moves of the offseason, the Oakland Raiders lost an All-Pro cornerback when Nnamdi Asomugha signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles.

More than five months earlier, the Raiders had added an All-Pro cornerback when they hired Rod Woodson as assistant defensive backs coach.

Woodson’s main task is to help develop four young cornerbacks the Raiders have drafted the past two seasons into reliable NFL players as Oakland tries to replace Asomugha.

Eight years after retiring from the NFL, Woodson is using his Hall of Fame playing credentials to try to teach a young group of cornerbacks how to succeed.