Oakland Raiders trade for RB Michael Goodson

The Oakland Raiders attained running back Michael Goodson from the Carolina Panthers on Friday in exchange for offensive tackle Bruce Campbell.

With an extremely limited supply of draft picks (five picks that only start late in the third round), Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie has to work  his magic through trades and free agency.  The Raiders needed to replace RB Michael Bush (who signed with the Chicago Bears) and were looking for a solid running back to compensate the injury prone starter Darren McFadden.

Playing behind Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams, in three seasons Goodson played in 28 games with three starts (125 rushes for 501 yards / 43 receptions for 329 yards).  After Carolina signed free agent RB Mike Tolbert, Goodson would definitely drop to fourth on the depth chart and would be labeled “expendable”.

Goodson has great speed, but has a problem holding on to the ball.  He put the ball on the ground six times in 2010, losing three.  Goodson was looking for a place to give him an opportunity to play and showcase his talent; it seems like he found it in Oakland.  Let’s see what happens.



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