Three days after the Daily News reported that the Jets were targeting Mike Goodson to replace Shonn Greene, Rex Ryan's team signed the free agent running back on Friday. Goodson, who played last season with the Raiders, signed a three-year, $6.9 million deal, according to a source.
It appears that Goodson will compete with Bilal Powell for the RB1 job, though the duo could very well split the workload. Goodson has a career 4.5 YPC, but has averaged nearly 4.9 YPC in the last three seasons. He has proven to be adept in the passing game, catching 40 passes for the Panthers in 2010. At just 26 years old, he's in his prime. Consider him a RB sleeper until the Jets' depth chart shakes out.