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Raiders Acquire Running Back Mike Goodson


The Oakland Raiders have acquired RB Mike Goodson via trade with Carolina in exchange for OL Bruce Campbell.

The Oakland Raiders have acquired running back Mike Goodson from the Carolina Panthers in exchange for offensive lineman Bruce Campbell.

Goodson, 24, played three seasons for the Carolina Panthers, seeing action in 28 games with three starts. His career totals include 501 rushing yards on 125 attempts (4.0 avg.) with three touchdowns and 43 receptions for 349 yards.  

"We wanted to acquire another player to compete at the running back position," said Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie. "He can do a lot of things in our scheme on offense. He's very versatile, he has natural running skills, he's a great receiver out of the backfield, and he has kick-return ability. I'm anxious to see if he can put all that together here as a Raider."

"We appreciate the work Bruce has put in thus far with the Raiders, and we wish him the best," said McKenzie.

The 6-foot, 212-pound Goodson played in four games last season after seeing action in all 16 games with three starts in 2010.  That season, he rushed for 452 yards on 103 carries (4.4 avg.) with three touchdowns and added 40 receptions for 310 yards. The Spring, Texas, native played in 36 games with 14 starts at Texas A&M, rushing for 1,964 yards on 374 carries (5.3 avg.) and 13 touchdowns. He entered the NFL as the Panthers' fourth-round selection (111th overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft.

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