Mike Goodson expected to return to practice next week


Running back Mike Goodson has not practiced with the Jets since his arrest on five gun and drug charges earlier this month, but that could change next week.

Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Goodson expects to return to practice with the Jets on Tuesday. Goodson was at the team’s facility this week, but did not take part in the round of organized team activities after discussions with the team.

Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports that the Jets are not confirming anything about Goodson’s status, although the voluntary nature of the workouts means that the decision to show up or not lies with Goodson. Unless the team cuts him, of course, but there’s been no sign that the Jets are prepared to take that step with a player they signed to a three-year deal earlier in the offseason. For now, they’ve said that they are gathering information and have offered no other public comment on Goodson’s status.

Goodson pleaded not guilty to all charges this week and faces another court hearing that falls in the middle of the Jets’ mandatory minicamp in June.