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Jets release Mike Goodson


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┬árelease, the Jets have six running backs, most notably ex-Titan Chris Johnson.

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22 Responses to “Jets release Mike Goodson”
  1. joetoronto says: Jun 18, 2014 1:04 PM

    What an idiot, a total idiot.


  2. thepftpoet says: Jun 18, 2014 1:04 PM

    As cliche as it sounds.

    You can’t cure stupid.

    Mike Goodson had a promising career and wasted his talents on drugs & crime, when he could be financially set the rest of his life.

  3. brandonj21 says: Jun 18, 2014 1:06 PM

    What took them so long ??

  4. robkeezy says: Jun 18, 2014 1:07 PM

    Saw this coming from a mile away. He only cost them $60K in dead money, and clears up $1.2 million by being released. It was a smart move, considering he wouldn’t see much playing time, running behind Johnson and Ivory. The Jets are doing the right thing, and really changing the culture of the organization by letting go of people that play above the team.

  5. RexCanCoach says: Jun 18, 2014 1:08 PM

    time to cut away the dead wood – too bad we never got to know ya Goodson.

  6. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jun 18, 2014 1:10 PM

    I did not see that coming.

  7. idothis2 says: Jun 18, 2014 1:14 PM

    At least he didnt kill anyone *cough* Aaron Hernandez

  8. fordmandalay says: Jun 18, 2014 1:16 PM

    Buh-bye enjoy your new career at Subway

  9. hehateme2 says: Jun 18, 2014 1:23 PM

    Mike Goodson is relieved. Who would blame him?

  10. reesesteel23 says: Jun 18, 2014 1:23 PM

    Nothing close to a Jets fan, but you are the last person the Jets need in the locker room

  11. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Jun 18, 2014 1:27 PM

    He was being a Baadson, so they had to cut ties.

  12. r8rsfan says: Jun 18, 2014 1:44 PM

    In 10 years he’s gonna regret he he handled his career. Opportunity of a lifetime completely thrown away.

  13. FeedtheOldtotheYoung says: Jun 18, 2014 1:47 PM


  14. evinnie says: Jun 18, 2014 1:51 PM

    Does he have to forfeit his signing bonus or anything like that because he “Left the Squad”? Idzik is pretty smart and doesn’t make snap judgements so I’m thinking there was a reason they held onto him for this long.

  15. pooflingingmonkey says: Jun 18, 2014 2:05 PM

    Goodson is clearly a moron, but still, I’m pretty sure he could start at QB for the Raiders.

  16. bassplucker says: Jun 18, 2014 2:05 PM

    Hahahahaha. Moron.

  17. ariani1985 says: Jun 18, 2014 2:06 PM

    Come to green bay and join our roster of trash!

  18. chris3141084 says: Jun 18, 2014 2:06 PM

    How much money did Idzik waste by signing this guy?

  19. abninf says: Jun 18, 2014 2:22 PM

    He must have been a “bullying victim”.

  20. magicmtndan says: Jun 18, 2014 2:23 PM

    Only pro sports teams would hire, re-hire and try to help losers like this.

    In the business world, these people are gone at the first mistake.

    People talk about pro sports being a “business” but that’s a joke compared to the “real world.”

    This guy will be lucky to work at Subway.

  21. footballradioshow says: Jun 18, 2014 3:57 PM

    all you need to do is keep your ish together for 5-10 years, then you can at least be a fool with money in your pocket. what a waste

  22. scw1993 says: Jun 18, 2014 5:57 PM

    Isn’t this team sick of being the punchline to every joke *cough* Such a loser team.

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