Danny Woodhead
RB BAL (10)
3 days ago

Woodhead marveled with the amount of passes he caught during minicamp, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Woodhead, who has caught at least 75 passes in last two healthy seasons, is well-known as a receiving threat, but coming off last year's Week 2 torn ACL and a change in teams, it's still impressive that he's already establishing himself in Baltimore. In fact, since Kenneth Dixon (suspension) will miss the first four games and Terrence West boasts 49 career receptions, Woodhead could be an immediate contributor this season. The 32-year-old has been cleared to run routes for nearly four months now, so he should be firing on all cylinders once the season kicks off, and if minicamp reports are any indication, that should result in significant PPR value out of the backfield.

Danny Woodhead
RB BAL (10)
1 month ago

Woodhead (knee) is participating in the Ravens' OTAs without restrictions after tearing his ACL during Week 2 of the 2016 season, Ryan Mink of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Woodhead provided further comment on his current state, "Yes, I'm back. No restrictions. I'm just playing football now. I haven't been thinking about needing to do stuff to rehab it because I'm healthy now." He's reportedly been running routes for three months already, and the 32-year-old feels solid after months of recuperation. He'll be part of a crowded running back crew that includes Terrance West and Kenneth Dixon (suspension), but Woodhead's versatility figures to be used as a weapon out of the backfield or even in the slot.

Danny Woodhead
RB BAL (10)
3 months ago

Woodhead (knee) has officially signed with the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

This signing might have seemed a bit surprising at first glance, but it made a lot more sense once the Ravens announced that Kenneth Dixon will be suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season. Dixon's backfield mate, Terrance West, isn't much of a pass-catcher -- making Woodhead a sensible addition to the Baltimore backfield. It's still surprising to see the 33-year-old get a three-year contract while recovering from a torn ACL, but the structure of the deal probably limits Baltimore's investment beyond the first season. Assuming Woodhead makes a full recovery from the injury he suffered in Week 2, he should be a valuable target for Joe Flacco on check-downs. Woodhead said Friday that his knee feels great, adding that he'd only continue playing if he knew he could be the same player he was in past years, according to ESPN's Jamison Hensley..

Danny Woodhead
RB BAL (10)
3 months ago

Woodhead is set to sign with the Ravens, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The pass-catching specialist spent most of 2016 on the mend following a Week 2 tear of his ACL. San Diego offered Woodhead a contract, but it appears he will find a role with a Baltimore squad that has no true lead back at this point. While it's unlikely the 33-year-old will head the Ravens' backfield, he could find himself touches again in the passing game and potentially utility in PPR leagues.

Danny Woodhead
RB BAL (10)
4 months ago

Woodhead has been extended a contract offer, his agent Chris Gittings of OneWest Sports confirmed to Michael Gehlken on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

It makes sense that the Chargers would be aggressive in bringing back Woodhead as the diminutive running back has been a staple of the offense when healthy. It's the "when healthy" that has given some pause for concern, as Woodhead has missed 27 games in four years with the Chargers, including 14 last year after tearing his ACL. Given his age and injury history, it doesn't seem likely the Chargers will bring Woodhead back on a long-term contract, but that shouldn't dissuade fantasy owners from drafting the 33-year-old next season, especially in PPR leagues.

Danny Woodhead
RB BAL (10)
5 months ago

The Chargers hope to re-sign Woodhead this offseason, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Woodhead played in just two games this season before suffering a torn ACL. Although that severely restricted his output going into unrestricted free agency, the early timing of the injury has Woodhead expected to be fully healthy for offseason workouts. Whether those take place with the Chargers or not remains to be seen, but after workhorse second-year tailback Melvin Gordon ended this season banged up himself, having Woodhead back around would ideally enable Los Angeles to keep both back fresh in 2017.

Danny Woodhead
RB BAL (10)
5 months ago

Woodhead is "six weeks ahead of schedule" in his recovery from an ACL tear in his right knee, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

As he approaches the four-month mark in his rehab, Woodhead has already progressed to cutting, which bodes well for his personal goal of full health by the start of the offseason program. Where he'll be situated in a few months remains to be seen, though, due to his upcoming unrestricted free agency. If the Chargers keep him around as a complement to workhorse RB Melvin Gordon, Woodhead will help lead the charge in their relocation to Los Angeles.

Danny Woodhead
RB BAL (10)
5 months ago

Woodhead (knee) expects to be fully healthy for the start of offseason programs in April, ESPN's Eric Williams reports. "I feel really good, and we'll see as things get closer what happens. But as far as my injury, I'm not concerned with my injury at all."

EDGE Analysis

While Woodhead appears to be progressing along well from his torn ACL which he suffered in Week 2, the 33-year-old isn't a lock to return to the Chargers, as the diminutive running back will hit unrestricted free agency this offseason. The emergence of Melvin Gordon likely doesn't help Woodhead's chances at returning, but given the veteran's chemistry with Philip Rivers, it would be a surprise to see him not return for his fifth season with the Chargers.

Danny Woodhead
RB BAL (10)
7 months ago

Woodhead (knee) has progressed to performing squats and running , Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated reports.

EDGE Analysis

Just two and a half months removed from tearing the ACL in his right knee, Woodhead has yet to see the light at the end of the tunnel in his rehab. Rather, Monday's development is a stepping stone toward potentially participating in the offseason program. A more realistic timetable is likely a return for training camp, but ultimately his recovery will be monitored with a watchful eye.

Danny Woodhead
RB BAL (10)
9 months ago

The Chargers announced Monday that Danny Woodhead suffered a torn ACL in his right knee and will miss the rest of the season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

There was hope that Woodhead had suffered a mere MCL sprain, which would have allowed him to return at some point this season. However, further testing revealed the precise diagnosis and its season-ending nature. Losing their second premier receiver in as many weeks, Philip Rivers will likely trust even more in Antonio Gates, Travis Benjamin, and Tyrell Williams in the passing attack.