Ravens RB Danny Woodhead activated for Sunday
Some pretty good news coming out of the Baltimore Ravens camp. The National Football League franchise will finally have the services of running back Danny Woodhead at its disposal.
For clarity purposes, the Ravens activated Danny Woodhead to the 53-man roster on Saturday. While that doesn’t guarantee anything, it does seem likely he will be back for the team’s game against the Green Bay Packers.
It has been a brutal few years for the former New England Patriots running back. Last season, he tore his ACL in the second game of the season. This season, he has missed every game but two. For those bad at math, dating back to last season, he has played in a total of three National Football League games.
Since Woodhead has been missing in action, Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh has stressed how he didn’t really want to risk rushing him back. It has, obviously, helped that the Ravens found a dynamic back in Alex Collins, who has done a splendid job this season.
Still, even with Collins emerging as a good back, Woodhead will bring a nice change of pace to the running back dynamic. Couple that with his ability to catch balls out of the backfield, as well as his underrated ability to pickup rushers in third-down situations, and the Ravens have a nice little duo at the position for the remainder of the season.
Provided, of course, Woodhead is able to avoid any more injury. He’s not getting any younger and injuries do tend to beget injuries.