The 39-year old Rod Woodson suffered a knee injury that cost him six games and placed him on injured reserve. Woodson has not yet decided if he will play this season as that will depend on his health.
If Woodson is healthy enough to play, he can still be an asset because of his instincts and intelligence. If Woodson cannot return, free agent cornerback Ray Buchanan is an option.
As for strong safety, Derrick Gibson and Anthony Dorsett have not distinguished themselves despite having numerous opportunities. Gibson was a first-round draft pick in 2001. He has been a decent run supporter but nothing else. Dorsett tested the free agent market in the offseason and is still without a team. It's not beyond possibility that he could return to Oakland.