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  NFL | Mike Goodson misses court date    Thu Jun 26, 02:11 PM

Free-agent RB Mike Goodson (Jets) did not appear in court Thursday, June 26, on charges related to drug and weapon possession. Goodson could be arrested if he does not appear for a court date on July 24. Goodson's acting attorney said his client could not secure a flight from Texas.

Footballguys view: As we said earlier, this is probably the end of Goodson's NFL career and it's a shame because he clearly has some talent. We can only hope whatever issues Goodson has he gets help.

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  NFL | Mike Goodson skips court date    Thu Jun 26, 01:11 PM

Free-agent RB Mike Goodson (Jets) did not appear in court Thursday, June 26, because he couldn't afford a flight from Texas to New Jersey. An arrest warrant will be issued if Goodson fails to appear for his next hearing.

Footballguys view: Goodson's playing days in the NFL are likely over. It's a shame because he was a talented back with big-play ability.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson cut    Wed Jun 18, 12:32 PM

The New York Jets have released RB Mike Goodson with a left team designation.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson a no-show    Tue Jun 17, 12:05 PM

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson did not report to mandatory minicamp Tuesday, June 17, according to a league source. Goodson is subject to a fine, per the collective bargaining agreement. His fines could reach $70,000 if he's a no-show for the entire three-day minicamp. Goodson continues to rehab from a surgically repaired knee, and he didn't participate in any voluntary workouts. He will be a long shot to make the team.

Footballguys view: Goodson is likely on the way out with the Jets' acquisition of Chris Johnson in free agency. He could be a factor in 2015, but his character issues and injury status will likely scare teams away unless they have a massive need at RB.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson court hearing postponed    Wed Jun 11, 02:05 PM

The court hearing for New York Jets RB Mike Goodson has been postponed to June 26, as requested by the co-defendant. The original hearing was scheduled for Thursday, June 12 in Morristown, N.J.

Footballguys view: We'd be shocked if Goodson made the 53-man roster for the Jets. His off-field issues have added up, and the team went out and got Chris Johnson in free agency. We'll see Johnson and Chris Ivory work as the two main guys in the backfield this year.

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  Jets | Coach expects Mike Goodson to be at minicamp    Wed Jun 11, 01:10 PM

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he has not talked with RB Mike Goodson this offseason but expects Goodson to participate in the team's mandatory minicamp next week.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson may not make Week 1 roster    Wed Jun 4, 03:13 PM

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson has not attended organized team activities and head coach Rex Ryan does not know where he is. He is a longshot to make the team.

Footballguys view: Goodson's pro career has gone off the rails. Trouble with the law and problems with various injuries have prevented Goodson from playing up to his potential as a pro. If released we're not sure how active teams would be to get him picked up.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson not at OTAs    Wed Jun 4, 02:30 PM

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said RB Mike Goodson has decided not to participate in organized team activities.

Footballguys view: His time with the Jets is about wrapped up. Goodson hasn't been able to stay out of trouble--or healthy--during his time in New York.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson's hearing delayed    Tue May 20, 06:36 PM

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson's next hearing has been delayed until June 12. Goodson and a friend were arrested last May when his SUV was stopped, and Goodson and his friend were both found intoxicated. The police also found a hand gun loaded with a hollow-point bullet in the glove compartment.

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  Jets | Expectation is Mike Goodson wont be part of team    Sat May 17, 09:39 AM

The expectation is that New York Jets RB Mike Goodson will not be a part of the team in 2014 due to legal issues.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. Goodson's pro career has gone off the rails due to legal problems and health issues. With the addition of Daryl Richardson, the team doesn't need another speed back like Goodson behind starter Chris Johnson.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson could be in jeopardy    Sun Apr 6, 11:22 PM

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson could be on the roster bubble if the team signs RB Chris Johnson (Titans) this offseason.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. Goodson's off field problems and trouble staying healthy already have him on the roster bubble before any other additions to the backfield.

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  Jets | Hearing scheduled for Mike Goodson    Wed Apr 2, 06:42 PM

A hearing has been scheduled for New York Jets RB Mike Goodson for May 19 in his legal proceedings stemming from two weapons charges last summer. Goodson continues to deny that he is the owner of the gun he was found with. He rejected a plea deal that would have had him serving one year of a three-year sentence.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson restructures deal    Wed Mar 19, 02:28 PM

The New York Jets have restructured the contract of RB Mike Goodson, which has lowered his salary cap figure from $1.9 million to $1.28 million.

Footballguys view: Goodson was expected to play a role as a receiver and speed back for the Jets last year, but legal troubles and injuries made his 2013 amount to very little. With the team looking to run a ton and Chris Ivory not being the best at staying healthy himself, Goodson could have fantasy relevance before the year is done.

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  Jets | Looking at running backs    Wed Mar 12, 01:04 AM

The New York Jets kicked tires on running backs during the opening day of free agency. They are in the market after striking out on last year's acquisition of RB Mike Goodson.

Footballguys view: The team needs better depth at the position. Chris Ivory can be the lead back, but his injury history is always a concern. The market is cool for backs right now, meaning the Jets could have their pick of what's left.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson could be on bubble    Sat Feb 15, 12:45 PM

The New York Jets could consider releasing RB Mike Goodson because of his off-field issues and a $650,000 roster bonus he is scheduled to receive.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. Goodson didn't do much with the Jets last year. When he wasn't suspended, he was injured or ineffective. He appeared in only two games this year for the Jets.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson pleads not guilty    Wed Jan 15, 12:38 PM

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson as pleaded not guilty to two weapon-possession charges stemming from an arrest last May. Goodson was offered a plea deal in the case but has rejected the deal. Goodson is facing three years in prison if he is convicted of the charges.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson may be subject to NFL discipline    Tue Nov 12, 03:48 PM

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson may be subject to NFL discipline again after being indicted on a gun charge last week. Goodson could be subject to discipline under the league's personal conduct policy.

Footballguys view: Goodson is on Injured Reserve right now after tearing his ACL last month. It may be some time before he sees the football field again.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson indicted    Thu Nov 7, 03:07 PM

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson was indicted on weapons charges Thursday, Nov. 7.

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  Jets | Clyde Gates, Mike Goodson to IR    Tue Oct 15, 04:35 PM

The New York Jets placed WR Clyde Gates (shoulder) and RB Mike Goodson (knee) on the season-ending Injured Reserve Tuesday, Oct. 15. Gates had 12 catches for 122 yards on the season. The team also signed RB Miguel Maysonet from the practice squad to their active roster.

Footballguys view: The Jets added wide receiver depth when they signed Greg Salas off the Eagles practice squad earlier today. Maysonet gives them running back depth behind Bilal Powell and Chris Ivory.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson done    Mon Oct 14, 11:47 AM

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson (knee) is out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his knee.

Footballguys view: Goodson's rough season comes to an end here. He just got back from his four game suspension last week and is now out for the year. His status for 2014 is up in the air right now. Without Goodson we'll see Chris Ivory get a few more snaps as a reserve behind Bilal Powell.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson might be out a while    Sun Oct 13, 07:40 PM

Updating a previous report, New York Jets RB Mike Goodson (knee) suffered a knee injury in the Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he is scheduled for an MRI Monday, Oct. 14. A person close to Goodson said Sunday, Oct. 13, that the injury 'doesn't look good.'

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  Jets | Three exit    Sun Oct 13, 04:20 PM

New York Jets RB Bilal Powell (shoulder), WR Clyde Gates (shoulder) and RB Mike Goodson (knee) exited the Week 6 game with injuries.

Footballguys view: It sounds like Powell is going to be ok for next week's matchup against the Patriots.

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Bilal Powell player page
Clyde Gates player page


  Jets | Mike Goodson probable    Fri Oct 11, 03:47 PM

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 11, and is listed as probable for Week 6.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson practices    Thu Oct 10, 06:15 PM

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson (illness) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 10.

Footballguys view: Goodson is still behind at least Bilal Powell in the general pecking order, though he has some flex upside. Still he and Chris Ivory are hashing out carries and are only on the field for a fraction of the offensive snaps that Powell sees.

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  Jets | Six miss practice    Wed Oct 9, 04:32 PM

New York Jets LB Quinton Coples (ankle), DT Kenrick Ellis (not injury related), WR Clyde Gates (knee), RB Mike Goodson (illness), S Jaiquawn Jarrett (knee) and CB Dee Milliner (hamstring) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

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Clyde Gates player page
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  Jets | Mike Goodson, Chris Ivory get limited touches    Mon Oct 7, 11:54 PM

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson (hamstring) had three carries for 32 yards in the Week 5 game against the Atlanta Falcons in his season debut, and he added one reception for nine yards. RB Chris Ivory carried four times for 27 yards. Both had just four touches to 13 touches for RB Bilal Powell.

Footballguys view: Powell is still the lead back, but this team could turn into more of a three-headed RBBC going forward. Fantasy owners should dial down expectations for Powell until we get more information as how the weekly split will go.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson, Chris Ivory active    Mon Oct 7, 07:18 PM

New York Jets RBs Mike Goodson (hamstring) and Chris Ivory (hamstring) are each active for the Week 5 game against the Atlanta Falcons Monday, Oct. 7.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson could be returner    Sat Oct 5, 09:59 PM

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson could return kicks Week 5 if WR Clyde Gates (knee) is not able to play.

Footballguys view: That sounds like the best way to ease Goodson into the lineup as he still needs to get into football shape. Goodson may get a few carries as a backup running back behind Bilal Powell.

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  Jets | Nine players listed as probable    Sat Oct 5, 07:26 PM

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson (hamstring), OG Willie Colon (elbow), DE Quinton Coples (ankle), DE Sheldon Richardson (shoulder), DT Kenrick Ellis (back), LB Garrett McIntyre (shoulder), CB Antonio Cromartie (hip), CB Darrin Walls (shoulder) and SS Antonio Allen (finger) are listed as probable for Week 5. Goodson was limited during practice Saturday, Oct. 5, while the other players fully practiced.

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Kenrick Ellis player page
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  Jets | Two activated, two cut    Sat Oct 5, 03:47 PM

The New York Jets activated RB Mike Goodson from the reserve/suspended list and WR Mike Campbell from the practice squad. LB Ricky Sapp and WR Ryan Spadola were waived.

Footballguys view: The Jets could have Goodson on the field for the Monday night game against the Falcons. He may get a few carries as a change of pace back behind Bilal Powell.

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Ricky Sapp player page


  Jets | Mike Goodson has hamstring issue    Sat Oct 5, 09:40 AM

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson had to leave practice early Friday, Oct. 4, after dealing with a tight hamstring. Goodson did not participate in team drills. Offensive coordinator Marty Morningwhig was not concerned with the injury. "I don't think there's much of anything there [with his hamstring]," offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said. "I'm excited to get Mike rolling."

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  Jets | Chris Ivory misses practice    Thu Oct 3, 05:45 PM

New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 3.

Footballguys view: Par for the course it seems when it comes to Ivory who never saw an injury list he didn't want to be on. At this point it seems like Bilal Powell will be a starter and if Ivory keeps off the practice field, Mike Goodson will be the backup.

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  Jets | Conditioning a concern for Mike Goodson?    Wed Oct 2, 11:17 PM

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson is hopeful of making his regular season debut in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons Monday, Oct. 7, after missing training camp and the first four weeks of the regular season due to a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. Head coach Rex Ryan was non-committal about using Goodson in Week 5, saying Goodson is not in football shape.

Footballguys view: There's a difference between staying in shape and being in football shape. It may take a few weeks for Goodson to get into football shape, and thus his production on the field may not be as good early on.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson expects to play Week 5    Mon Sep 30, 07:05 PM

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson said he expects to play Week 5 after serving his four-game suspension but is not sure what the coaches have planned for him at this point. He said he has been working out during his suspension and has worked on learning the playbook.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson returns    Mon Sep 30, 03:42 PM

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson is eligible to rejoin the team for practice Monday, Sept. 30, after serving his four-game suspension for substance abuse.

Footballguys view: Goodson will return as the team's RB3 behind Bilal Powell and Chris Ivory. If Ivory continues to struggle staying healthy we could see Goodson get a shot as a change of pace back behind Powell.

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Alex Green player page


  Jets | Bilal Powell expected to be lead back next two weeks    Thu Sep 26, 08:43 PM

The New York Jets are expected to use RB Bilal Powell as the featured back the next two weeks while they bring RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) and suspended RB Mike Goodson are brought back slowly. Running back coach Anthony Lynn said Powell can be used in most situations. 'He's always had a skill set that can cover - between the tackles, outside the tackles, receiving skills, blocking skills. He has a complete skill set, and that allows him to stay on the field. Even if he's not the feature back he would be on the field a lot,' Lynn said. Powell said he entered the season more prepared which has allowed him to play faster and be more comfortable.

Footballguys view: Powell was already getting a large chunk of carries, including some key ones late in both of the last two games. He is a threat catching the ball and solid pass protector as well. The Jets need a firm run game to help rookie quarterback Geno Smith and while Powell isn't anything special, he's been consistent this season. Considering Ivory's history of injuries and the fact that we don't know what kind of shape Goodson is in, Powell could be productive for a lot of the season.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson agrees to salary reduction    Wed Sep 4, 12:33 PM

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson agreed to cut his base salary from $1 million to $715,000. With his four-game suspension and two games on the non-football injury list, his cap number is just $798,080 for the 2013 season.

Footballguys view: Goodson has to miss the first four games of the year due to a suspension. When he returns he'll compete for touches in the Jets' RBBC with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell.

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  Jets | Bilal Powell No. 1 on depth chart    Tue Sep 3, 08:59 PM

New York Jets RB Bilal Powell is listed at the top of the team's depth chart, ahead of RB Chris Ivory and newly acquired RB Alex Green. RB Mike Goodson will also join the mix after he serves his four-game suspension.

Footballguys view: The Jets are going to use a RBBC this year featuring Powell, Ivory, and Goodson (once he's back from his supsension). We think Ivory ends up as the lead back when the dust settles. Powell showed better burst this preseason but still struggles in pass protection. Ivory is a swift back who runs with power. Durability problems are his biggest concern.

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Alex Green player page


  Jets | Mike Goodson dedicated    Tue Aug 27, 08:09 PM

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson (personal) said Tuesday, Aug. 27, that he has resolved 'some personal stuff,' and he will work his way back into playing shape during his upcoming four-game suspension. Goodson did not say whether he received counseling for substance abuse during his personal absence, but it is believed that is where he went during his time away from the team.

Footballguys view: Here's to hoping Goodson can get his mind right and get back on the football field. He's going to compete with Bilal Powell for touches behind starter Chris Ivory when his suspension is up.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson suspended four games    Mon Aug 26, 09:21 PM

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson has been suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substance Abuse.

Footballguys view: Goodson was arrested in May on drug and weapons charges. We'll see him return to the field in week five. At that time he'll be competing with Bilal Powell for touches as the primary backup behind Chris Ivory.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson expected to report    Mon Aug 26, 02:24 PM

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson is expected to report to the team within the next 24 hours. Goodson has not participated in training camp because of personal issues.

Footballguys view: The team gave Goodson time off to deal with personal issues during camp. We'll see how he fits in behind Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell. Goodson could work his way into a few snaps if he stays healthy and impresses on the practice field.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson expected to show up    Mon Aug 19, 05:48 PM

New York Jets general manager Mike Idzik said that he expects RB Mike Goodson to show up during the preseason.

Footballguys view: Goodson has been missing training camp as the team put him on the did-not-report list with no reason giving for his absence. If he makes the final roster he'll serve as a complementary back behind Chris Ivory.

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  Jets | Chris Ivory unlikely to play in preseason game    Tue Aug 6, 06:34 PM

New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) is unlikely to play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 9, thanks to a tweaked hamstring. RBs Mike Goodson and Joe McKnight (head) haven't been available in drills, either, so RB Bilal Powell has received a lot of the repetitions in training camp.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Ivory is a talented RB but durability issues have plagued him over the course of his career. The team has to manage this hamstring injury carefully so it does not get re-aggravated. Ivory's current ADP is RB25 (4.12) in 12 team PPR leagues.

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  Jets | GM hopes Mike Goodson rejoins team    Sat Jul 27, 10:16 PM

New York Jets general manager John Idzik said he hopes RB Mike Goodson will be able to rejoin the team at some point. Idzik would not comment on the personal matter Goodson is dealing with.

Footballguys view: Earlier this year in May Goodson was arrested on gun and drug charges. The team would like him to serve as veteran depth and a change of pace behind projected starter Chris Ivory. We'll see if he even makes the team in 2013.

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  Jets | Coach not commenting on Mike Goodson's status    Fri Jul 26, 03:20 PM

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan would not comment when asked if he thought RB Mike Goodson would return to the team at any point. Goodson did not report for training camp because he is dealing with personal issues unrelated to his offseason arrest.

Footballguys view: Most outward indications are that the team doesn't have a big problem with Goodson's current absence, but the mystery around it combined with his facing serious legal charges stemming from an offseason incident can't be helping his cause. He signed a three-year deal for over six million dollars with the Jets in free agency, but Goodson is not guaranteed to make the team.

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  Jets | Mike Goodson's absence not related to arrest    Thu Jul 25, 09:57 PM

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson has not reported to training camp because he is dealing with some personal issues unrelated to his arrest this offseason. The Jets are being supportive while Goodson deals with his issues.

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  Jets | Roster moves    Thu Jul 25, 05:21 PM

The New York Jets placed RB Mike Goodson on the Reserve/Did Not Report list Thursday, July 25, and put RB Joe McKnight (ankle, leg) on the Non-Football Injury list.

Footballguys view: Rex Ryan said of Goodson's absence, "We knew Mike was not going to report and we understand why he's not here". We're not sure what that means, but with Goodson facing some serious legal issues, Bilal Powell is looking more like a deep sleeper to watch behind the talented but unproven Chris Ivory.

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  Jets | Have high hopes for Chris Ivory    Tue Jul 23, 01:15 AM

The New York Jets enter the season without a 1,000-yard rusher on the roster for the first time since 1994. RBs Chris Ivory, Mike Goodson and Bilal Powell will battle or playing time. The team feels Ivory could be a Top 10 back if he is able to stay healthy.

Footballguys view: Ivory is a swift back who reminds some in the scouting community of Marshawn Lynch (Seahawks). He can get to top speed in a hurry and wins collisions with his size and leg drive. Ivory battled a variety of injuries during his time with the Saints. If he stays healthy with the Jets he could get the workload to be a RB2 with upside in 2013.

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  Jets | Bilal Powell fighting for roster spot    Wed Jun 26, 10:14 PM

New York Jets RB Bilal Powell is in need of a strong training camp and preseason to stick around, as the team brought in RBs Chris Ivory and Mike Goodson during the offseason. Powell and RB Joe McKnight are fighting for jobs, and McKnight has value due to his skills as a kick returner. Powell's value increases if Goodson is suspended for his recent arrest.

Footballguys view: So basically, Powell could not make the team, but if he does, he'll be situated behind two backs that have trouble staying healthy earlier in their careers. He's not draftable, but Powell could be on our waiver wire speed dial list at some point during the season.

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Chris Ivory player page
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  Jets | Mike Goodson's future still uncertain    Sun Jun 16, 11:10 AM

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson's future with the team is still uncertain because of his arrest this offseason. He could face a one-game suspension if he pleads guilty to possession of marijuana. The gun charges against him could be dropped.

Footballguys view: The gun charges were far more severe than the drug charges. Goodson is competing with Bilal Powell to be the team's primary backup behind Chris Ivory. The legal process could drag throughout the rest of the year. The league won't hand down any sort of suspension until the courts have made a decision.

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