Five Running Backs the Arizona Cardinals Could Add

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Danny Woodhead is the ultimate teammate and third down back

Over the past seven years, Danny Woodhead has been the consummate backup running back in the NFL. He runs the ball with tremendous quickness and vision, he catches the ball well out of the backfield, and he brings a toughness that belies his size.

Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Jets, Woodhead finally made a splash after moving to the New England Patriots in 2010. There, his versatility was recognized, and put to use. He carried that multi-functionality to San Diego in 2013.

Woodhead has been an effective ball carrier, boasting a career 4.3 average yards per carry average. However, he’s really at his best as a receiver. He’s twice had more then 75 receptions, and has scored at least seven touchdowns three times in his career. Teammates love him, and he has been a fan favorite, no matter where he’s gone.

At 31, and nearly 32, years old, Woodhead’s age works against him. However, he’s never had to carry a full load, so his legs don’t have too much wear. There are injury concerns. He has had three different seasons ended by injury in his career. Woodhead would be a popular signing, though, and his skill-set fits what the Cardinals need, so he could at least be considered.