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Panthers trade Mike Goodson to Raiders for Bruce Campbell

Jimmy Clausen, Mike Goodson AP

Today’s NFL transactions include a rare straight-up player-for-player trade.

The Panthers have announced that they traded running back Mike Goodson to the Raiders for offensive lineman Bruce Campbell, a trade that Panthers G.M. Marty Hurney said makes sense for both team’s depth charts.

“Mike is a talented player who gave us three good years, but our depth at running back allowed us to make this move,” Hurney said.

As for Campbell, Hurney likes his athletic ability and the flexibility he brings to the offensive line.

“We think Bruce Campbell is a very young, talented offensive lineman who has all the physical qualities to play in this League,” Hurney said. “He played guard his first two seasons with the Raiders, but we will look at moving him to tackle.”

Goodson showed some promise as an offensive playmaker in 2010, carrying 103 times for 452 yards and adding 40 catches for 310 yards. But in 2011 Goodson got on the field for only four games, and never touched the ball. Campbell has played in 14 games without any starts since the Raiders drafted him in 2010.

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55 Responses to “Panthers trade Mike Goodson to Raiders for Bruce Campbell”
  1. AlohaMrHand says: Mar 30, 2012 3:55 PM

    Goodson isn’t Michael Bush but the Raiders once again address a need at depth and unload a player who has never lived up to the potential that was expected.Another solid move by Reggie McKenzie

  2. blacknole08 says: Mar 30, 2012 3:58 PM

    That sucks but Goodson became expendable once we got Tolbert. Just weren’t enough carries available. He will be missed by Panthers nation. Really could care less for Bruce Campbell though. He seemed a bit overrated coming out of Maryland. As long as he contributes though I’ll be happy.

  3. ern215 says: Mar 30, 2012 3:59 PM

    this trade makes sense…..no complaints from oakland.

  4. spellingcopfather says: Mar 30, 2012 4:02 PM

    Damn (us) raiders fan expected to see Bruce starting next year or atleast get plently of P.T!!!

  5. masterblaster78 says: Mar 30, 2012 4:04 PM

    I liked Bruce Campbell and sorry to see him leave. I’m not sure if he ever got the chance to show his potential. To many turnovers with coaches to teach a young player. I wish him the best. Not sure of Goodson, I’m sure he’s no Bush, but a position was filled as needed and cheaper too. Glad the Raiders quit trading away future draft choices.

  6. mario011 says: Mar 30, 2012 4:06 PM

    We haven’t signed any player of real significance, though… I believe that this is going to be another long season…

  7. zampft says: Mar 30, 2012 4:06 PM

    **** insert Evil Dead reference here ****

  8. mr510 says: Mar 30, 2012 4:07 PM

    Addressed another need, without using a draft pick and minimal use of cap space. Good move, getting something for campbell, shonna like he would of been cut if not for the trade. Now lets hope our coaches can fix this fumbling issue I heard mike has and we’re good to go.

  9. marshawnlynchlookslikepredator says: Mar 30, 2012 4:07 PM

    I would of liked to see more of Campbell because of his upside, but this is a good move nonetheless. Solid moves all offseason and no drama. I will always love Al Davis, but this very nice.

  10. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 30, 2012 4:08 PM

    “C’mon, this guy is like new, he never touched the ball last year.”.

    “Yeah, well our guy hardly touched the field, so we’re not throwing in the discontinued Tebow jersey. Straight up or nothing.”.

  11. pantherparty says: Mar 30, 2012 4:10 PM

    All of Goodson’s fumbles will help cut down Carson Palmer’s interceptions.

  12. harmbry says: Mar 30, 2012 4:10 PM

    “This is my boom stick!”

  13. myeaglescantwin says: Mar 30, 2012 4:11 PM

    he was 4th rounder.. wheres the hype

  14. 808raiderinparadise says: Mar 30, 2012 4:11 PM

    A 3rd to 2nd string back with fumbling issues for a OT/OG who couldn’t even sniff the field even when the O-line had plenty open competition spots?

    I would say Oakland won this trade by a pinch … Tom Cable, Hue Jackson and Now the new regime all saw him as expendable. Guess take what you can get for him?

    Blah.

  15. kevpft says: Mar 30, 2012 4:12 PM

    Hail to the king, baby.

  16. dawsonleery says: Mar 30, 2012 4:16 PM

    Reggie trades a body builder for a football player. New era in Oakland.

  17. mightyleemoon says: Mar 30, 2012 4:16 PM

    In other exciting news…paint dries after being applied to a surface.

  18. saladbard says: Mar 30, 2012 4:17 PM

    Groovy

  19. pnthrz1 says: Mar 30, 2012 4:19 PM

    Goodson is one of those potential guys. Had flashes of brilliance, and moments of fumbilitis. Good guy with talent that I wish well. He will break at least one a season that will thrill the crowd.
    From what I see about Campbell, looks like this is a wash. Raiders give the Panthers a guy with potential and Panthers give the Raiders one.
    Both seem like backups. It looks like insurance for the Panthers, in case Otah or Gross get hurt.

  20. elwaysteeth says: Mar 30, 2012 4:19 PM

    I don’t know anything about Goodson, but Campbell hasn’t shown anything that would make you think he’ll ever be a starter in this league. The last of Al’s scholarship players, Looks great getting off the bus, great physical speciman, Combine Superstar, all that stuff……….just can’t play. A good deal for the Raiders.

  21. rjkilla says: Mar 30, 2012 4:21 PM

    don’t know anything about bruce cambell. i do know goodson is good for at least 2 back breaking fumbles a year

  22. NoHomeTeam says: Mar 30, 2012 4:21 PM

    How can the Raiders expect to succeed without a Jack Of All Trades like Bruce Campbell? :-)

  23. raideralex says: Mar 30, 2012 4:22 PM

    Goodson is better than Bush. Bush had a few monster games that gave him the hype, but also had many terrible 2-yards-per-carry 20 carry starts that showed his lack of explosion and how easily he breaks down over a short period (he started only 10 games, and was terrible during the final 4).

    Goodson can play special teams (Bush can’t), he has better hands (by FAR), and is a better pass blocker.

    Also runs for more yards per carry over his career. Fumble issues are resolvable, and not as bad as advertised (no one counts all of his receptions and return touches when they show how many fumbles and carries he’s had).

  24. panthersftw says: Mar 30, 2012 4:23 PM

    Goodson is good out of the backfield as a pass catcher. Decent runner. He really is a solid no 2 back, but with dwill and jstew in front of you, its hard to get playing time. He was probably going to be cut anyways, so even though i dont really like campell, at least we got a potential player instead of nothing for goody

  25. rastaraider says: Mar 30, 2012 4:24 PM

    I dig those trade he never lived up to his potential .. Goodson looks like a good big quick runner .. Atleast there’s more competition very good move

  26. realpro14 says: Mar 30, 2012 4:26 PM

    Mike Goodson is gonna blow everyone away…very deserving…Raiders new GM doing great job at getting quality players for good numbers and fixing that cap situation…

  27. bigben88 says: Mar 30, 2012 4:27 PM

    Or As the Princess sais “What about all those wonderful things you said to me last night”..
    ASH: “Where I come that’s just Pillow Talk baby”

    “Shop S-Mart..Now, COME GET SOME!!!”

  28. someidiotfromouthereintheprojects says: Mar 30, 2012 4:38 PM

    they got something for goodson, that’s good i guess; prolly were gonna cut him soon anyhow. sounds like an even trade. goodson will make some good and equally bone-headed plays…but he tries to go for the home-run too often to the detriment of the team which is what sank him down the depth chart

  29. nineroutsider says: Mar 30, 2012 4:38 PM

    mightyleemoon says: Mar 30, 2012 4:16 PM

    In other exciting news…paint dries after being applied to a surface.
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    Valuable comment. Soooo funny!

    Anyone else getting sick of “In other news, water is wet” and other like comments like the crap above?

  30. omegalh says: Mar 30, 2012 4:55 PM

    The actor?

  31. eugenesaxe says: Mar 30, 2012 4:58 PM

    Campbell’s great in the “Evil Dead” trilogy.

  32. folkcrusader says: Mar 30, 2012 5:03 PM

    How did Bill Toddman get left out of all this?

  33. radrntn says: Mar 30, 2012 5:10 PM

    there is no doubt campbell could not play guard. He tried but he just could not get out of the tackle mentality….He might be ok as a backup right tackle, but raiders could not develop him at either a OG, or OT. To me glad to see us get something for nothing.

  34. Matt says: Mar 30, 2012 5:11 PM

    Personally, I always hoped Bruce made a good Raider not for the sake of the Raiders, but just so I could use “Evil Dead” as a Raider-themed fantasy team name.

  35. pantherpro says: Mar 30, 2012 5:23 PM

    Hey Raider Nation,

    Your teamed is toast once Alice Davis left you. With the Niners making all the deals and always stealing the press in Bay Area, you will again face blackouts. Maybe you can borrow the tarp from the A’s to cover up all the empty seats. Mike Goodson is a dog! Of course, with no running backs he may start for you!

  36. peester15 says: Mar 30, 2012 5:25 PM

    First Marty Hurney gets credit for drafting Cam Newton….and now “ladies and gentlemen” he is the mastermind of the Goodson for Campbell trade.

  37. rayguyreturns says: Mar 30, 2012 5:27 PM

    Bruce Campbell has a leverage issue. If you watched him play, he was too tall with bad technique to play guard. Defensive lineman easily got under his pads and stood him up…play after play after play. He never moved anyone off the ball, but was always pushed pack at least one step.
    The guy is a Tackle, not a Guard. And at Tackle, well, I guess he didn’t show enough talent there either.

    Thank God Al didn’t take him in the first round like everyone expected.

  38. raider13pdx says: Mar 30, 2012 5:34 PM

    Bruce Campbell couldn’t crack the line up as a back up rotational player. Word was he just couldn’t get it. The coaches tried to move him across the line in hopes that he could stick with one of the positions but he never panned out. Its unfortunate for him.

    As for Goodson look at his competition. DeAngelo Williams and Johnathan Stewart arent your average RBs lets face it. Both of them are studs and I still dont know who should be Carolinas starter. If i had to choose 1 I’d go with J Stew. J Stew reminds me of a way better Michael Bush who actually deserves and will be a starter in this league. After Williams got that contract its just a matter of time until J Stew is traded, or makes money as a FA. Goodson however or any RB would have a very difficult time trying to surpass those 2 on Carolinas depth chart.

    Hopefully these 2 young players find a comfort zone and produce for their new teams.

  39. joetoronto says: Mar 30, 2012 5:50 PM

    pantherpro says: Mar 30, 2012 5:23 PM

    Hey Raider Nation,

    Your teamed is toast once Alice Davis left you. With the Niners making all the deals and always stealing the press in Bay Area, you will again face blackouts. Maybe you can borrow the tarp from the A’s to cover up all the empty seats. Mike Goodson is a dog! Of course, with no running backs he may start for you!
    *************************************************
    I’ve seen it all now, a Panther fan talking smack.

  40. pnthrz1 says: Mar 30, 2012 5:53 PM

    Maybe Bruce will bring Michael Weston with him, for those covert Cam plays.

  41. mullman7675 says: Mar 30, 2012 5:55 PM

    pantherpro says:
    Mar 30, 2012 5:23 PM
    Hey Raider Nation,

    Your teamed is toast once Alice Davis left you. With the Niners making all the deals and always stealing the press in Bay Area, you will again face blackouts. Maybe you can borrow the tarp from the A’s to cover up all the empty seats. Mike Goodson is a dog! Of course, with no running backs he may start for you!

     0 0 
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    Hey, hillbilly!! Worry about what Newton is doing and not what Big Reg is doing out west. Al Davis was a legend, and those who don’t understand this most likely walk around with their zipper down. Every NFL fan owes Al Davis a debt of gratitude. EVERY fan, even cheating pats fans and dirty charger fans…

  42. sourdough says: Mar 30, 2012 6:05 PM

    mullman7675: here’s a little al davis history for you. al davis was once a coach w the chargers BEFORE he went to the raiders. what u should’ve said is “raiders fans owe the chargers a debt of gratitude…”

    such a typical raiders fan to spew crap w.o knowing the real story.

  43. r8rnuck says: Mar 30, 2012 6:14 PM

    good move for raiders imo.
    don’t really know anything about b.campbell as a person but i do know that he was a combine superstar and physical freak. definitely potential but i don’t think our system is designed for “projects” at the o-line. the increasing strength of the raiders o-line (by addition) unfortunately kept moving campbell further down the depth chart.

  44. keeponhating says: Mar 30, 2012 6:45 PM

    @pantherpro wait just a minute…. Carolina has a football team?

  45. mullman7675 says: Mar 30, 2012 6:56 PM

    sourdough says:
    Mar 30, 2012 6:05 PM
    mullman7675: here’s a little al davis history for you. al davis was once a coach w the chargers BEFORE he went to the raiders. what u should’ve said is “raiders fans owe the chargers a debt of gratitude…”

    such a typical raiders fan to spew crap w.o knowing the real story.

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    Give me a break charger fan. I know my history. Al Davis was an asst. under Sid Gilman( I think that’s how his name is spelled) for two seasons. He then went on to kick the chargers around for the next 40 years, winning 3 SB rings in 5 appearances.
    Also, arguably the greatest charger ever (lance alworth) had Al Davis present him for induction into the HOF. Lance knew who the man was, so should you.
    Everything that Davis built for the NFL he did so wearing Silver and Black.
    Shake yourself charger fan.

  46. autumnwind999 says: Mar 30, 2012 7:17 PM

    Don’t like it. An offensive lineman with BC’s upside for a fumble-prone 3rd string RB? What’s the point?

  47. raidadon says: Mar 30, 2012 7:26 PM

    Wait. Caroline makin noise? This team that idolizes the Raiders to the point that they basically stole their colors! Panthers? Yeah great mascot fer a grade school. Go dust ya empty trophy case poser.

  48. paul82461 says: Mar 30, 2012 7:30 PM

    Good luck to the 49 er fan talking smack. You have 1 good year in the last decade. Just remember Alex Smith is coming back, you have Randy “the quitter” Moss as your # 1 WR. Double digit wins again…not.

  49. mwcarolina says: Mar 30, 2012 8:03 PM

    expendable player for expendable player type of deal. the Raiders wanted to rid themselves of Bruce Campbell, Carolina needs another guard/tackle (due to health of Otah). As for the Raiders, they lost Bush and get Goodson. only thing i see wrong with Goodson is fumbling, if he improves on that, then the Raiders got a player. i think this trade works out for both teams.

  50. raiderapologist says: Mar 30, 2012 8:10 PM

    pantherpro says: Mar 30, 2012 5:23 PM

    Hey Raider Nation,
    Your teamed is toast once Alice Davis left you…blah blah…

    Panthers fan? I knew there had to be one.

  51. mwm367 says: Mar 30, 2012 8:55 PM

    As a Panther fan, I look foward to playing the Raiders this year. At least we know that’s one turnover in our favor. Thanks for the sad times Mr. Fumble mike goodson.

  52. sweetcheekssourdough says: Mar 30, 2012 9:07 PM

    sourdough says:
    Mar 30, 2012 6:05 PM
    such a typical raiders fan to spew crap w.o knowing the real story.
    _________________________________

    that ok we know the real you sugar drawers.

    GO RAIDERS!

  53. sweetcheekssourdough says: Mar 30, 2012 9:09 PM

    pantherpro says:
    Mar 30, 2012 5:23 PM
    Hey Raider Nation,

    Your teamed is toast once Alice Davis left you. With the Niners making all the deals and always stealing the press in Bay Area, you will again face blackouts. Maybe you can borrow the tarp from the A’s to cover up all the empty seats. Mike Goodson is a dog! Of course, with no running backs he may start for you!
    _____________________________

    glad to know you have knee pads and are missing all of your teeth pantherblo…….keep hanging around the nation, we have some use for you.

  54. eastcoastpanther says: Mar 31, 2012 6:34 AM

    Raider Nation ,

    Don’t know anything about this Bruce guy,as far as Goodson ,you are getting a good kid. Mike always gives you 100% and is always trying to break one open. The fumble issues , well I think it was the pressure placed on him to be as good as the other backs that we have with the amount of touches afforded to him and really didn’t fumble that often. Keep an eye on him come preseason and he just might raise an eyebrow . Good luck in 2012.

  55. silvernblak says: Apr 3, 2012 7:22 PM

    Hey all you Raider haters out there, do any of you remember who else had fumbling problems, alot of backs in the NFL did until they figured it out by GOOD coaching that stripping the ball in the NFL was as much a part of the game as holding onto the ball, including Adrian Peterson! He fixed his problem including Tiki Barber and if he can anyone can! So you mean its possible for a back in the NFL to fix a fumbling problem?! Hmmm? The Good-man will be an absolute asset to our black hole regime this year. When a guy gets traded, he knows why he has been traded. So this dude has something to prove cuz he wants a home and a contract to go with it. The Raiders also know how to keep the ball in their backs hands. Both Bush and DMF have had this problem but were quickly rectified! Unlike Rivera who thinks hes a good coach and for letting Goodson go! What a bad move on his part but the Panthers are also deep enough in the back position anyway so another great sign Reggie!!!So all you Raider haters out there well see you left in our trail of dust on our way to the playoffs and a fight for the Lombardi Trophy!!! Just win BABY!!!!

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