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Cotchery's injury could open spot for Woodhead

Jets receiver Jerricho Cotchery played on Monday night despite his injured hamstring, but he didn’t make much of an impact.

He didn’t enter the game against Miami until the ninth snap and caught just one pass for four yards.  It looks like he’ll get even less production this week.

Speaking about Cotchery’s availability this week, Rex Ryan said Thursday, “It doesn’t look very good. We’ll see how it goes.”

Newsday said it’s nearly a “certainty” that Cotchery won’t play, and his spot in the lineup could be filled by a surprising option.

Practice squad running back Danny Woodhead, who became a PFT favorite during training camp, is learning wide receiver.  He could play the slot Sunday against Buffalo.

Woodhead impressed the Jets while pretending to be Wes Welker on the scout team before they played the Patriots.  In the process, Woodhead may have earned a role as Ryan’s version of Troy Brown.

“With our running back
situation — we’ve got three really, really good tailbacks — I think
when you look at that, his better shot might be to learn receiver,” Ryan said.  “He
could be one of those jack of all trades guy. He becomes really
valuable that way.”

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5 Responses to “Cotchery's injury could open spot for Woodhead”
  1. SmackMyVickUp says: Oct 15, 2009 8:59 PM

    Would love to see him again, looks like a friggin bobblehead running down the field.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skzII7iUdwY

  2. mustbechris says: Oct 15, 2009 9:01 PM

    sounds like a good idea. he’s not gonna crack the lineup at RB, but he’s a guy who is generally popular and can definitely play, so why not work him in at WR? makes sense to me.

  3. sodaknick says: Oct 15, 2009 9:24 PM

    Once Danny Woodhead gets on the field, he’ll never leave. If Cotchery comes back, someone else will lose their roster spot.

  4. daffy87 says: Oct 15, 2009 9:45 PM

    Hey how bout another Jets-Browns trade to send Woodhead here to Cleveland, we could use a running back.

  5. longrodvanhungendong says: Oct 16, 2009 8:37 AM

    This kid has special talent. At the very least he should be a return man on special teams.

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