Charles Woodson pushed back a visit to Oakland because extending his NFL career isn't his only mission in life.

Woodson would've traveled to the Bay Area from Denver after meeting with the Broncos on Wednesday, but he had charity obligations this weekend in Ann Arbor, Mich.

"It's important for me to be here even though I'm looking for a job," Woodson said Friday.

The eight-time Pro Bowl defensive back said he's scheduled to meet with Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and members of the coaching staff Tuesday.

"We'll see if things fit," said Woodson, who spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Raiders. Green Bay cut Woodson in a salary-cap move three months ago. He's also visited with the 49ers.

  • New York Jets running back Mike Goodson was charged with drug and weapons possession, according to New Jersey state police. He was a passenger in an SUV that was stopped in the center-left lane on I-80 in Denville, N.J. State troopers noticed a "strong odor" of marijuana coming from the SUV. Troopers also found a handgun -- loaded with hollow-point bullets. Goodson's bail was set at $50,000. He played three seasons for Carolina and one for the Raiders before the Jets signed him in March. The Jets train in nearby Florham Park.

  • Seattle defensive end Bruce Irvin was suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.

    Miscellany


    Advertisement

    The son of the U.S. national swim team director is reporting Michael Phelps is planning a comeback for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Peter Busch, whose father, Frank, oversees the American program, is a TV news anchor in Fort Myers, Fla. Phelps, who retired after last summer's London Olympics, went on Twitter to downplay the report, but he didn't deny it, either.

  • Arizona hired Damon Stoudamire as an assistant basketball coach to Sean Miller. He helped lead the Wildcats to the Final Four in 1994. He had been an assistant at Memphis.

  • New Mexico reached agreement in principle with former basketball coach Steve Alford over a buyout. The net benefit of the buyout will be $625,000.

  • Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (N.C.), overcoming a penalty that sent him to the back of the pack midway through the race. Brendan Gaughan finished second.

  • Novak Djokovic wasted a chance to serve out the match and lost 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 to Tomas Berdych at the Italian Open. In the semifinals, Berdych will face six-time Rome champion Rafael Nadal. Roger Federer will play Benoit Paire in the other semifinal. In women's play, Serena Williams beat Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-0 to extend her winning run to 22 matches. Maria Sharapova withdrew before her match against Sara Errani due to illness. In the semifinals, Williams will face Simona Halep, and Errani will play Victoria Azarenka.

  • Atletico Madrid ended a 14-year winless streak against Real Madrid, getting a 98th-minute goal from Miranda for a 2-1 win in the Copa del Rey final after the ejections of Real star Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Jose Mourinho.

  • Alexander Povetkin (26-0) retained his WBA heavyweight title, stopping Andrzej Wawrzyk (27-1) in the third round in Moscow.

  • Stockton's Nate Diaz was suspended by UFC for using a gay slur in a tweet about fellow MMA fighter Bryan Caraway.