Raiders acquire RB Goodson from Panthers

Raiders acquire RB Goodson from Panthers
March 30, 2012, 7:49 pm
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The Raiders have traded for running back Mike Goodson, according to a report on the Carolina Panthers' official Twitter feed.

The Panthers reported in a tweet that they received offensive lineman Bruce Campbell from the Raiders. Campbell appeared in 14 games over two seasons in Oakland -- four in 2011. He was originally selected by the Raiders in the fourth round (eighth overall) of the 2010 draft.

It's likely Goodson will compete for a backup job with Taiwan Jones, behind starter Darren McFadden.

Goodson, 25, is a fourth-round pick out of Texas A&M. He appeared in only four games for Carolina last season after being placed on IR in November with a hamstring strain.

RELATED: Goodson stats splits game logs

He rushed for 452 yards with three touchdowns in 2010, appearing in all 16 games. He was primarily used on special teams, gaining 1,034 yards on kickoff returns.

His most extensive playing time came in weeks 10-12 in 2010, after injuries to DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart put gave him three straight starts. Goodson racked up a combined 390 offensive yards on those starts.

At the 2009 NFL Combine, Goodson ran 4.54 seconds in the 40-yard dash, ranking seventh among all running backs. He does have a reputation as a fumbler, putting the ball on the ground seven times in 125 career carries.

He received Honorable Mention All-Big 12 in 2006.