- Rich Cimini, ESPN Staff Writer
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Nearly three years after cutting Danny Woodhead and watching with regret as he thrived with the Patriots, the Jets made an attempt to sign the popular running back as a free agent, according to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com.
There was mutual interest, per Reiss, but the Chargers swooped in and wound up signing Woodhead to a two-year contract. The Patriots signed another ex-Jet, Leon Washington, and the Jets signed former Raider Mike Goodson to a three-year, $6.9 million deal.
Re-signing Woodhead would've been a popular move among fans (his departure was a sore subject), but the Jets believe they landed a rising talent in Goodson. They see him as a potential tandem back with Bilal Powell, but some league scouts feel Goodson is a change-of-pace/third-down back.
Woodhead? All he does is make plays.