Danny Woodhead, Chargers agree to two-year extension

Entering the final year of his deal, Chargers running back Danny Woodhead agreed to a two-year extension today that he will keep him in San Diego through the 2016 season.

In his first season with the Bolts, Woodhead rushed for 429 yards while adding 76 catches for 605 yards, both of which were career highs. He scored eight total touchdowns and his 76 receptions were second to only Pierre Thomas (77).

Along with Woodhead, Donald Brown, who signed with the club during free agency, is under contract through the 2016 season.

Meanwhile, starting running back Ryan Mathews is due to become a free agent at the end of this season. Playing a full 16-game season for the first time in his four seasons, Mathews rushed for 1,255 yards on 285 carries, both of which are career highs.

With the addition of Woodhead, however, Mathews set three-year lows in receiving (26 catches for 189 yards) last year.

In order of rank in my updated fantasy football running back rankings, Mathews, Woodhead and Brown are my 18th-, 37th- and 54th-ranked running backs, respectively.

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