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Last season, Rex Ryan’s cutting of Danny Woodhead in favor of holding onto David Clowney and Joe McKnight seemed like a bonehead move. On the New England Patriots in 2010, Woodhead went on to rack up 926 yards and six touchdowns while Clowney received one catch in all of 2010 and McKnight only ran for 189 yards.
This year, though, McKnight is catching attention on Westhoff’s special teams unit and Ryan is defending his decision:
“Quite honestly there’s a reason we kept him over Danny Woodhead,” Ryan said. “Danny Woodhead is a great back, done great things for New England, but [McKnight's] ceiling is about as high as it gets, so we’ll see. I think he has the chance to be a heck of a player. Might be a corner, might be whatever but he can play.”
Joe already has a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown and has carried a kickoff return 107 yards to score. Special teams is usually a place for younger players to be groomed as they prepare for starting roles, and McKnight is ma...
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