Cut by the Jets after Week One, RB Danny Woodhead found a new home right away, signing with the Patriots just days after leaving New York. On Friday, the running back signed a deal to make New England his home for the next two seasons.
Woodhead and the franchise have agreed on a two-year extension that will keep him with the team at least through 2012, according to PFW correspondent Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald. He will earn $550,000 in 2011 and $700,000 in '12, along with play-time incentives worth a possible $575,000 in '11 and a possible $600,000 in '12.
This season, Woodhead has 344 rushing yards on 64 carries (5.4 avg.) with three touchdowns. He has added 230 receiving yards on 24 catches (9.6 avg.) with one TD.
The way we see it
The Patriots are one of the best in the league at locking up their young players with extensions, and Woodhead, who turns 27 on Dec. 3, has proven to be a valuable role player who can do a variety of things to help his team win.