March 15, 2013

Woodhead leaves Patriots for Chargers

From staff reports

Running back Danny Woodhead is the latest player to leave the New England Patriots after signing a two-year contract with the San Diego Chargers on Friday, according to NFL.com.

Also on Friday, according to NFL.com, the Patriots reached a four-year deal with cornerback Kyle Arrington, who started 12 games as a rookie last season. The Pats also signed receiver Donald Jones from the Buffalo Bills to a three-year deal.

Woodhead served as a third-down back for New England and last season had 76 carries for 301 yards and four touchdowns to go with plus 40 receptions for 446 yards and three touchdowns. Woodhead, 28, was signed by the Patriots in September 2010 after he was cut by the New York Jets.

On Thursday, the Patriots signed Leon Washington, who has a similar skill set to Woodhead. The Patriots also have running backs Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen and Brandon Bolden, so Woodhead's role would have been diminished.

Last season, Jones had 43 catches for 443 yards and four touchdowns – all career highs – as one of Buffalo's secondary targets.

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors




Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)


 

Blogs

More PPH Blogs

2014 Boston Marathon

 

Spring sports photos