One day after he failed to report for a mandatory minicamp, Mike Goodson’s time with the Jets has reached an end, with the club announcing Tuesday it had released the running back with the “left squad” designation.
Goodson’s departure ends a disappointing 15-month stint in New York, one marked by an arrest on weapons and drug charges, a four-game substance-abuse suspension and a torn ACL and MCL. Now, his professional future is in doubt; teams might take a wait-and-see approach until his weapons case is resolved. Also, Goodson could potentially face NFL discipline if he is found or pleads guilty.
The 27-year-old Goodson has rushed for 783 yards and three TDs on 167 carries since entering the NFL with Carolina in 2009.
With Goodson’s release, the Jets have six running backs, most notably ex-Titan Chris Johnson.