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Danny Woodhead Featured Prominently in Patriots' Second-Half Surge

Oct 4, 2010 – 11:02 PM
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Andy Kent

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Danny WoodheadMIAMI -- When "Hard Knocks" aired on HBO, Danny Woodhead had a prominent role, as he quickly became one of Jets coach Rex Ryan's favorite players. He survived the final cuts when New York's original 53-man roster was set but he was released later that week, and viewers who grew to like the diminutive back out of Chadron State wondered where he might end up.

Well, they can wonder no more -- Woodhead has found a home in New England with the Patriots. The 5-foot-9, 195-pound all-purpose player became the Patriots' featured back in the second half of Monday night's 41-14 New England win at Sun Life Stadium. He finished with eight carries for 36 yards, just one week after scoring on a key TD run against the Bills.

Woodhead also showed off his hands, catching an 11-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady on Monday, which allowed New England to regain a 27-14 lead after Miami had cut it to 20-14.

"Honestly, it's not really about the touchdown," Woodhead said. "I'm not concerned with that. If I could've made a block you know to help a touchdown and help a pass or whatever then great. But the main thing is that we scored and we won. The win is the most important thing."

Perhaps Ryan is going to regret letting the little guy go.

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