Jets still expect Mike Goodson to report

AP

The Jets haven’t said much about running back Mike Goodson since placing him on the reserve-did not report list at the start of training camp which led plenty of people to assume that Goodson wouldn’t wind up playing for the Jets at all.

General Manager John Idzik said otherwise during an appearance on WFAN in New York on Monday. Idzik was asked if he thought Goodson, who is facing gun and drug charges from a May arrest and whose reasons for no-showing at camp have gone undocumented thus far, would join the team this season.

“Yes, I would expect him,” Idzik said, via Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com.

Idzik offered no timeframe or other information about when Goodson might make his long awaited return to the Jets, who have Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell currently occupying the top two spots on the depth chart. Joe McKnight’s summer has been a total disaster, however, and that could explain why the team’s leaving the light on for Goodson despite his self-imposed exile from the team during training camp.