Danny Woodhead as pitchman

In early September of 2010, Patriots running back Danny Woodhead was without a team after being cut by the Jets.

Less than a year later, he not only has a new team and a contract extension, but his profile is being raised with a new marketing deal.

Sketchers USA on Thursday announced a two-year endorsement deal featuring Woodhead, who will "represent the company's high performance footwear and apparel lines in worldwide multiple-medium marketing campaign."