Sunday, September 6, 2009
Woodhead among four Jets waived
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
The New York Jets made four acquisitions Sunday and might've located the punter coach Rex Ryan had been looking for.
In the process of clearing room to improve their team, they waived running back Danny Woodhead.
Woodhead, the 5-foot-7 back who set the NCAA career rushing record at Division II Chadron State, was one of the bigger stories on cutdown day for making the 53-man roster. Twenty-four hours later, he's out of work.
In addition to a trade with the Detroit Lions for quarterback Kevin O'Connell, the Jets snatched three players off the waiver wire.
Dropped in addition to Woodhead were:
Trapasso, a rookie, averaged 40.5 yards a punt for the Titans. He also scored a touchdown on a sensational fake punt against the Buffalo Bills in the Hall of Fame Game.
Little did anyone know at the time, on that play Trapasso would outscore the Bills' first-team offense for the entire preseason.