PFW correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport is reporting the Patriots have signed former Jets WR-RB Danny Woodhead, just a day before the two teams meet in the New Meadowlands Stadium.
The Patriots had a roster spot open after trading RB Laurence Maroney to the Broncos earlier in the week. The Jets waived Woodhead on Tuesday. Woodhead was signed by the Jets in October 2009 and played in 10 of the final 11 games last season for the Jets, recording eight receptions for 87 yards and 15 carries for 64 yards.
The way we see it
Aside from a little gamesmanship by the Patriots to sign a Jet just 24 hours before the rivals meet, Woodhead provides depth at wideout for the Pats. WRs Julian Edelman and Taylor Price were inactive for Week One. Edelman (foot) returned to practice this week but likely isn't at 100 percent. But it is hard to ignore a simple roster addition like this as Woodhead probably knows a whole lot about what the Jets will try to do on Sunday.