The New York Jets have signed Danny Woodhead to the active roster. The running back has been working at wide receiver recently. With injuries to Jerricho Cotchery and Brad Smith, both out on Sunday versus the Bills, the Jets decided to get creative and give Woodhead a shot.
It will be interesting to watch, Woodhead out of the slot will definitely be hard to cover. He will have to get off of the line of scrimmage though so we think he will be jammed often. How he responds to that will go a long way to deciding how successful he is at wideout.
Dave Hutchinson wrote:
Woodhead, a two-time Division 1-AA Player of the Year at Chadron St., was moved to wide receiver this week after impressing the coaches while impersonating Patriots slot receiver Wes Welker on the scout team prior to a Week 2 game against the Patriots.
“We put him in the slot and he was tough,” said Jets coach Rex Ryan. “He really was. With our running back situation, we’ve got three really, really good tailbacks, his better shot might be to learn receiver. He could be one of those jack of all trades guys. He becomes really valuable that way.”
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