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San Diego Chargers, Danny Woodhead agree to 2-year extension


Jan 12, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead (39) runs with the ball against the Denver Broncos during the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers have extended the contract of RB Danny Woodhead for another 2 seasons. Woodhead was set to become a free agent at the end of the year, but Tom Telesco and company see the value that he brings to the field on 3rd downs and in the passing game.

Happy to announce we've reached a two year contract extension with Danny Woodhead!

— San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) July 22, 2014

Woodhead has been a proven playmaker for the team to bring off of the bench. He is a threat in the passing game and runs hard up the middle. He picks up the blocking assignments to keep Philip Rivers alive and finds ways to makes things happen.

Ryan Mathews is also a free agent at the end of the year, but the team will likely wait till the end of the year to sign him. The team already has Donald Brown and Woodhead signed past this season and they could be the tandem to take the ball in the future. Mathews might not be a priority at the end of the season.

The signing of Danny Woodhead last season helped spring the team into the playoffs. It was one of the best moves made by Telesco. Telesco found a way to keep him past the original 2-year signing. Great move!