Charles Woodson diagnosed with dislocated shoulder


The Oakland Raiders could be without both starting safeties this week.

Eight-time Pro Bowler Charles Woodson suffered a dislocated shoulder in Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via people who have spoken with the player.

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Woodson is campaigning against missing game action, per Rapoport, but the 18-year veteran might be overruled by the coaches and medical staff.

Oakland also lost safety Nate Allen for several weeks due to a torn MCL, Rapoport reported Monday, per a source informed of the results.

With both starters potentially sidelined, the Raiders brought back Taylor Mays. The coaching staff plans to start Mays this week against the Baltimore Ravens, a team he played twice a year in his four seasons with the Bengals.

Mays has been a liability in coverage throughout his career, which is a major concern for a porous secondary that was exploited by Andy Dalton and Tyler Eifert in a Week 1 blowout.