Oct 13, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) hands the ball to New York Jets running back Mike Goodson (23) during the pre game warmups for their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets may cut Mike Goodson


The New York Jets were not happy last season after they signed free agent running back Mike Goodson in the off-season. Goodson repaid the team by getting arrested for firearm and marijuana possession, something he served a four game suspension for and returned only to play two games before getting injured.

This time around Goodson has opted to not report to the teams mandatory workouts. This after skipping the voluntary workouts as well. Goodson is no stranger to problems. He was flagged and fined in his rookie season for giving a throat slashing sign to the crowd after a touchdown.  He was a fourth round pick of the Carolina Panthers where he played the back-up role to DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart.  He was traded to the Oakland Raiders in 2012 and was then signed last off-season by the Jets.

The Jets have stocked their running back position adding former Tennessee Titan Chris Johnson as well as Daryl Richardson. The team also has Bilal Powell and Chris Ivory on the roster as well. It’s likely that Goodson’s actions of late will put him on the unemployment line before training camp starts at the end of July.

In his five NFL seasons, Goodson has rushed for just under 800 yards. He has three touchdowns on the ground. He hasn’t been much more productive as a pass catching back. Goodson has posted 543 yards on 61 catches and one touchdown. To his credit, Goodson has only been healthy for three of his five seasons.  He played in two games last season and played in only four games in his last season with the Panthers.

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