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Mike Goodson a No-Show at New York Jets Mandatory Minicamp


Sometimes, attendance can go a long way to determining roster spots.

Jets mandatory minicamp has opened, and one noticeable no-show is running back Mike Goodson. We know his story, he went through injury problems last season, as well as his on-going legal issues.

Goodson was not in attendance at OTA’s either, but as we know those are voluntary. Not being in attendance at the current camp, which is mandatory, does subject Mike Goodson to fines.

It really is no surprise. With the acquisition of Chris Johnson, Mike Goodson likely would be the odd man out. Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson, and Bilal Powell makes for a crowded backfield. There likely isn’t room for Goodson anyway, even if he showed up for everything.

Now, skipping mandatory activities all but makes things official. Goodson has basically punched his plane ticket out of Florham Park, leaving it to the depth chart we were expecting to have.

Well, Goodson, we’ll always have…….well….OK I can’t think of something at the moment, but good luck to you.

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  • Paul Newbold

    Yeah this guy is a class act! LOL Good Riddance!!

  • AC

    I think its goodbye Goodson. He had a few good plays, was he an all-Idzik pickup?

    • Paul Newbold

      Yep one of Idzik’s “value signings” of last season! This is what I mean about these type of signings. The Jets chose to ignore the fact that Goodson had a string of injuries leading up to the acquisition. They gambled they could get him healthy and he could be productive. It didn’t work. I won’t get into the character issues that surfaced after they signed him, but it would appear to me someone didn’t do their homework very well. Shortly after signing he ran into the legal issues, then the suspension, and finally the season ending injury! This is the problem with signing guys with injury histories on the cheap, if they work out, its brilliant, if it doesn’t however, you’ve wasted your money and get nothing in return. Too many “value signings” this year to believe they all will get healthy and produce, which could cost the Jets dearly down the road!

      • AC

        I also don’t like that we couldn’t pay Cro 5 million to keep on the team as insurance but we could pay this guy $6.9 million for 2 first downs. Yes Cro had his horrendous moments last season but if his hip gets better, he could be just as good as he was as in 2012 or maybe just a little below that level. Thats a value signing. A veteran that has been with the team for years to help the young secondary, not a scrub with drug and gang violence issues. That was a lot of money for nothing. I hope they can get back the signing bonus for his absence. I mean, the guy can’t even show up just to keep his bonus and get cut?? He could have just sat there and said he was injured! Watch the Pats pick him up just because of Rex’s comments the other day.

        • Paul Newbold

          Let the Pats have him!! I didn’t like the signing in the beginning for just the reason’s you stated. He was an injury waiting to happen and at 6.9 million for a guy who was sitting the bench was ridiculous. I looked back, this was Idzik’s first acquisition, maybe it should have been a sign of what was to come!!

          • AC

            Yeah if this is his idea of “value” investing, then it has gone off to a poor start. The NFL isn’t the stock market. You can’t have one big winner offset all of your losses. You need 11 men on both sides of the ball. Sometimes you gotta pay up. Lets hope CJ2K doesn’t turn into a disaster, I do like that we are taking a chance with him though, at least we know he has a proven track record, even if it doesn’t work out.

          • Paul Newbold

            Johnson doesn’t have half the injury concerns that some of these guys do! Granted he’s getting up there in years, and is still rehabbing from an injury last year, but he could turn out to be a great investment if the ACL hasn’t taken away his speed. He’s been relatively healthy in his career, unlike Ford, Patterson, Vick and even McDougal from the draft who has a long list of injuries through his college career! They call these “value signings”, I like to call them what they are, “gambles”. If all works out and these guys can all stay healthy its a plus for the Jets. When the injuries start, they spell big trouble however. If Vick winds up the starter because Smith gets injured or struggles through camp, then where do they turn when Vick has his annual injury? Patterson has been rumored to be the starter on the outside opposite Milliner, but what happens when Patterson fails to play due to injury? Not to mention Milliner’s tendency to become injured! Ford of course, hasn’t played up to expectations for the Raiders, mainly because of a long list of injury, if he wins a starting job, do you release a newly drafted receiver, and hope against hope he can actually play through 16 games? As I see it, its these “value signings” that are creating all the “ifs” and “buts” concerning this team.

          • AC

            Yeah you are totally right. We can only hope we stay relatively healthy this season. It certainly plagued us the year both Santonio and Revis were injured, and that isn’t even a lot of players when it comes down to it, even though they were 2 of our top guys. The offensive line really concerns me too, they are over rated at this point to being with, and get older every year. What happens if Mangold goes down for half the season? Or Brick? Brick hasn’t even been playing as well as he used to. Do we have any depth there? Not really.