Charles Woodson, reporting for his 17th NFL training camp, can feel the difference from a year ago.

"We're not looking to build for next year," Woodson said Wednesday after arriving at the Napa Valley Marriott. "We're looking to win now. I look forward to going in this week and getting started and work toward the ultimate goal."

The Raiders will have physicals and meetings Thursday and practice for the first time Friday. With no two-a-day practices for the second year under the collective bargaining agreement, there will be morning walk-throughs each day with practices starting at 3 p.m. and limited to 2 hours and 40 minutes.

The addition of veteran players in free agency such as defensive ends Justin Tuck and LaMarr Woodley, wide receiver James Jones, running back Maurice Jones-Drew and linemen Donald Penn and Austin Howard has added potential starters and given the Raiders improved depth.

Arriving by trade is quarterback Matt Schaub, hopefully stabilizing a situation that has been in flux since Rich Gannon retired.