Rex Regrets Cutting Danny Woodhead

Before the first Jets-Patriots matchup the Jets cut Danny Woodhead and the Patriots scooped him priot to the mathcup.

At first sight, it appeared that the Patriots might be using him for inside information for the Jets game and then cut him right after.

However, that has been far from the case. After not playing in the Jets game, Woodhead has filled the old Kevin Faulk role for the Patriots compiling 344 yard on the ground, 230 through the air and 4 total touchdowns. The Patriots have been thrilled with his play and even signed him to a two-year extension.

With the Jets scheduled to take on Woodhead and the Patriots this week, Rex Ryan expressed regret in his decision to cut Woodhead.

“Do I regret cutting him? Yeah, absolutely, right now I do,” the New York Jets’ coach said.

The Jets dumped him, ostensibly, to keep rookie RB Joe McKnight on the roster. That move was criticized because McKnight was a bust in the preseason, but he’s a fourth-round pick and the Jets weren’t going to cut a draft pick.

But, at the time, there was no way of predicting Woodhead’s success in New England. Things changed the day after he arrived there, when RB Kevin Faulk suffered a season-ending knee injury. That created an opportunity for Woodhead, and he capitalized. If he had remained with the Jets, he would’ve had no role on offense, only special teams.

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