by Aaron Wilson
July 22, 02014
The San Diego Chargers rewarded versatile rulling back Danny Woodhead with a two-year contract extension following a breakthrough season.
Woodhead is now under contract through the 2016 season.
“Danny is an integral part of our offense,” Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said. “His work ethic and on-field production were key elements last year. We look forward to having him be a part of the Chargers organization into the future.”
Woodhead caught 76 passes for 605 yards and six touchdowns last season. He ranked first in touchdown catches among running backs, second in catches and receiving yards.
He rushed for 429 rushing yards for a total of 1,034 yards from scrimmage and twoo rushing touchdowns for a total of eight. With 262 kickoff return yards, he set another career-high with 1,296 all-purpose yards.
Meanwhile, the Chargers signed outside linebacker Adrian Hamilton and center Khalil Wilkes.
Hamilton played most recently for the Baltimore Ravens as a rookie in 2012. He played in two games for the Ravens, recording one tackle on special teams. Hamilton went to training camp with Dallas in 2012 before being signed to the Ravens’ practice squad in September. He was elevated to the active roster for the Ravens’ stretch run toward a Super Bowl championship, although he was inactive throughout the postseason. Hamilton missed the entire 2013 season due to a wrist injury and was released last month
Hamilton recorded 108 tackles, 26 sacks and 34.5 tackles for loss during two seasons at Prairie View A&M. He led the nation with 20.5 sacks as a senior, breaking Robert Mathis’ Southwestern Atlantic Conference single-season record.
Wilkes is an undrafted rookie who was a second-team All-Pac-12 selection as a senior at Stanford last year He was invited to participate on a tryout basis at the Chargers’ rookie minicamp in May.
Wilkes played four seasons at Stanford, appearing in 38 total games as both a left guard and center.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun