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November 16, 2011

Panthers place Goodson on IR; tweak roster

   The Panthers continued to tweak their roster today, signing running back Josh Vaughn and linebacker Kion Wilson from the practice squad while placing running back Mike Goodson on the injured reserve list.

    The moves follow the release Monday of safety Jermale Hines. It's possible Hines will be brought back to the Panthers' pratice squad if he clears waivers.

   The move to injured reserve ends a disappointing season for Goodson, who has been bothered by a hamstring issue. Goodson played in the first four regular-season games primarily as a kick returner. He did not have any carries from scrimmage during the regular season.

   The Panthers also added rookie safety Jonathan Nelson of Oklahoma to the practice squad. Nelson was a seventh-round pick by the Rams in the 2011 draft before being released in September.

-- Ron Green Jr.


Posted by Observer Sports on November 16, 2011 at 12:49 PM | Permalink


goodson should have been used more.....oh well

Posted by: Ace Juniper | Nov 16, 2011 1:15:39 PM

Used more to do what? Fumble the ball???

Posted by: PSL OWNER | Nov 16, 2011 1:32:45 PM

goodson just doesn't fumble! he can't catch passes or kickoffs!

Posted by: joe cool | Nov 16, 2011 1:40:31 PM

I always liked Goodson but he's a fumbling machine. Maybe some other team could use a fumble prone back. Falcons, Saints, Bucs? Anybody?

Posted by: Fool | Nov 16, 2011 2:02:02 PM

He may be fumble prone, but he could have provided a spark for our exceptionally disappointing backfield.

Posted by: NC Nate | Nov 16, 2011 2:23:29 PM

Exceptionally disappointing backfield?

Posted by: Jeff R | Nov 16, 2011 2:37:06 PM

He may have fumbled a few times. But he fumbled because he tried to get as much yardage as he could. Every time he got the ball usually good things happened. Lafell is the same way. Can't see why he's not used more. And all you guys putting him down. You all are nothing but couch athletes. Take a kickoff or punt in the NFL and then talk.

Posted by: mw | Nov 16, 2011 2:44:15 PM

he could prob help on D, couldn't hurt

Posted by: Ace Juniper | Nov 16, 2011 2:44:34 PM

goodson is better than edwards, piloeres put together..bad choice on not playing goodson and lafell more

Posted by: panther nationm | Nov 16, 2011 2:48:12 PM

"He may have fumbled a few times. But he fumbled because he tried to get as much yardage as he could"............would agree. The guy ran kicks back with a purpose full steam ahead instead of dancing around and then hitting the turf. May have had a stretch of coughing up the ball too much but with good coaching, that could have been rectified.

Posted by: Randy Allday | Nov 16, 2011 2:51:46 PM

i agree. our special teams play has stunk.........goodson may fumble some, but he has done more historically with the ball than armanti.

just because we blew a good pick on armanti and all the hackey sacking App state people around here love him...doesn't mean we should use him. put the ball in an athletes hands. i won't be shocked to see goodson go elsewhere and be a real performer.

Posted by: Ace Juniper | Nov 16, 2011 2:52:24 PM

Tiki Barber was a fumble machine as well, and thru coaching that got fixed. Same could have happened with Goodson, but he was third on the chart anyway. Could have been used is the passing game though.

Posted by: DaveT | Nov 16, 2011 3:13:49 PM

you have to think this has something to do with off the field issues as well. the guy has long been rumored to be involved in drug dealing and i don't think that is EVER positive for a pro sports organization.

he's not a smart guy. he can run fast but for every brilliant open field play he makes, he misses another assignment. you just can't depend on that. and why would you? we have other options.

it's not like goodson has ever ran one back his career long is 46 yards. MY mindset is.....you keep trying guys out until you find a hesterish guy. we've had a few over our history here.....michael bates was one of the best, steve smith was one of the best, rod smart was solid, winslow oliver was solid, mark jones was solid for his one year.

i think there's 2 or 3 guys out there available, and i think edwards needs to be given a shot on kickoffs. he's done horrible thus far on punts but his preseason indicated that maybe he just needs more touches. averages are skewed off of breaking the long ones and he just hasn't had those yet in the regular season. i think he and pilares both deserve more touches to see if they have it. if they show nothing (as they've done thus far) we need to be drafting guys and going after desean jackson.

Posted by: charlottean | Nov 16, 2011 3:17:51 PM

D-will should have been let go, elevated Stewart to starter with Goodson as his backup. We could have used the money we spent on D-will to boost our defensive line.

Posted by: Keeping it 100 | Nov 16, 2011 3:21:30 PM

Not to defend Armanti too much, but the blocking on punt returns has been, for the most part, awful. How many times has he fielded the punt, only to have two or more coverage players in his face? That being said - the great ones make at least the first guy miss, and he has not done that much. But I agree that he, and Pilares, need more touches before reaching a verdict. To put it in perspective, he has only fielded 21 punts in the NFL, 6 of which were fair-catches. It's not like we are basing this on much. And to whoever said Armanti is not an athlete - come on. He might not turn out to be a great football player, but there is no question the man is super-athletic. Or maybe you can run a 40 in the 4.4 range...

Posted by: swizzlesticks | Nov 16, 2011 3:39:52 PM

Up to this point, I have been a nuetral party regarding Armanti. But, c'mon now -it's over. If you had to make a short list of guys who don't need to be wearing a Panther uniform next year, he has to be on it.

Posted by: Cosmo | Nov 16, 2011 4:00:10 PM

The guy didn't lose a fumble all year! That's two less than Cam "Football Jesus" Newton has. Further, though this staff made him irrelevant faster than Newton can turn the ball over, Goodson ran for 120 yards last year in one game...AGAINST THE RAVENS! Please, ANYBODY, tell me why we have chosen to throw the ball to Legedu friggin' Naanee six times a game rather than give a guy like Goodson the ball.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Nov 16, 2011 4:19:05 PM

Procton, have you ever taken anger management classes?

Posted by: fred | Nov 16, 2011 6:04:39 PM

There were reports that Detroit wanted Goodson and was willing to trade the DT that started before Fairley returned from injury. If Goodson was going to ride the bench or was in the coach's doghouse, why not trade him for a position of need on the team?

Posted by: Ghoul | Nov 17, 2011 8:11:24 AM

procton everybody knows the guy has high ability. that's why he was our 4th round pick a few years ago......he was supposed to be a 1st or 2nd round pick but was a "red flag" player so to speak and slipped deep because of that. it has everything to do with what is going on between the ears with that guy.

he IS fumble prone and had a fumble or 2 in the preseason if i am recollecting correctly. but it's not an issue of his talent, he has talent. it's so much more than that.

Posted by: charlottean | Nov 17, 2011 11:59:55 AM

Let DeAngelo go? Ludicrous.

Posted by: emlit | Nov 19, 2011 11:07:02 PM

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