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Raiders trade Campbell for veteran running back

Former Carolina Panthers running back Mike Goodson just Tweeted that he has been traded to the Raiders. One report said the Raiders traded offensive lineman Bruce Campbell in exchange for Goodson.
The Panthers just confirmed the deal. A Raiders official said via text that the deal is official.
“We wanted to acquire another player to compete at the running back position,” Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said in a press release. “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.”
Goodson, 6-feet and 212 pounds, entered the NFL as a fourth-round draft pick of the Panthers out of Texas A&M. He rushed for 501 yards on 125 carries the past three seasons as a seldom-used backup. He also caught 43 passes for 329 yards and averaged 21.7 yards on kick returns.
He is in the final season of his original contract, which calls for him to earn $615,000 this season. If the deal occurred, as Goodson said, Goodson is expected to compete with Taiwan Jones, Lonyae Miller and Rashawn Jackson for the backup spot to starter Darren McFadden.
That spot came open when Michael Bush bolted in free agency for a contract with the Chicago Bears.
Goodson started only three of the 28 games he played in the past three seasons. He played in only four games last season and finished the year on injured-reserve.
Campbell was a fourth-round pick of the Raiders in the 2010 NFL draft. They had high hopes for him as a potential fixture on their offensive line.
However, Campbell failed to materialize into a dependable player and played only sparingly both seasons. He appeared in 14 of 32 games the past two seasons, with no starts.
In other news, Adam Caplan reported that East Carolina offensive tackle Stephen Baker is scheduled for a pre-draft visit with the Raiders in April.

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  • Chris in NY

    I envisioned Barksdale an Campbell plaing side by side. Was hoping they could beat out Barnes and Carlisle this year. Don’t know. Maybe Campbell was not viewed as a good fit for Knapp’s ZBS.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    chuck Says:
    March 30th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Chubby checker has no clue to run a team he just want to save money to make his bonus look good.

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    And I see Chuck the Troll remembered his login credentials…

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Mike Goodson for Bruce Campbell isn’t a bad deal.

    Goodson’s no Bush, fumbles more, can’t catch the ball as well, but Campbell couldn’t even beat out Carlise.

    Maybe Goodson’s a better blocker.

    It’s a sound move. We were going to miss Bush.

  • Seymour Bush

    RaiderDuck Says:
    March 30th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    And I see Chuck the Troll remembered his login credentials…
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    hahaha. exactly. Chuck, enter password. g-o-9-e-r-s.

    Chuck: “I’m in.”

  • Chris in NY

    Again, Goodson is not replacing Bush. Not the same style runner and will be below TJ on the depth chart. May be replacing Rock Cartwright in a slightly different role.

  • Seymour Bush

    ENGLANDRAIDER Says:
    March 30th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Mike Goodson for Bruce Campbell isn’t a bad deal.

    Goodson’s no Bush, fumbles more, can’t catch the ball as well, but Campbell couldn’t even beat out Carlise.

    Maybe Goodson’s a better blocker.

    It’s a sound move. We were going to miss Bush.
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    Plus Goodson can play on special teams and take Rock Cartrights place in both returns and FG’s. Bush couldn’t do either of those things.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Plus Goodson can play on special teams and take Rock Cartrights place in both returns and FG’s. Bush couldn’t do either of those things.

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    Good point Oakglen.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 30th, 2012 at 12:47 pm
    Reggie Mac is a mastermind GM

    I never would have guessed we’d get a #2 RB by trading that no talent waste of space O-Lineman that Al Davis drafted because of his combine #’s
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    Reggie’s a methodical man isn’t he?

  • Chris in NY

    Or Carolina might say they just unloaded a fumble-prone THIRD-STRING back for a young o-lineman with a ton of upside. Depends on how you look at it. Either way, I guess only time will tell.

  • anallpro24

    Al Davis excelled at getting body builders and track stars. And washed up veterans like Gannon, Rice, Pope, Walker.

    It will several more years to wash his foul stench from the roster.

    “Smells like someone d!ed”…Tombstone

  • Kirk

    12.RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 30th, 2012 at 12:47 pm
    Reggie Mac is a mastermind GM

    I never would have guessed we’d get a #2 RB by trading that no talent waste of space O-Lineman that Al Davis drafted because of his combine #’s

    ……………………………………..

    Exactly. Bruce Campbell couldn’t block my grandma.

    No junk in the trunk.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Actually, I would just have soon kept Cartright but I see no loss in Campbell going.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Chris in NY Says:
    March 30th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Or Carolina might say they just unloaded a fumble-prone THIRD-STRING back for a young o-lineman with a ton of upside. Depends on how you look at it. Either way, I guess only time will tell.

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    I agree with the “time will tell,” but disagree with the “ton of upside.” If Campbell hasn’t learned basic OL techniques by now, it probably ain’t happening.

  • RaiderRetribution

    #257, great point and cost about 20% in salary also.

  • anallpro24

    No All Pros since 1983.

    81 stayed way past his prime…and then paired him with an aging legend from across the bay.

    Menawhile, other organizations passed him by.

    Now, if Reggie would get a pair and axe Seymour and Kelly, that would be soemthing.

    He only axed Wimbley based on salary, not his talent, or lack of.

  • http://analooze Jimmy Leg

    Man I sure hope ReggieMac knows what he is doing. Letting starters walk and signing pick ups for cheap, just don’t know. I was hopin to see a DMAC/Bush backfield but that aint gonna happen. Would have liked to see ReggieMac acquire a legit #2 QB til TP matures, but legit #2 are hard to find I guess. Why the hell couldn’t we have kept Jason Campbell as our #2? WTF, he goes to Chi town to be a #2? Dude was legit. WTF. But I guess like every good lemming, I’ll keep it shut and become a blind loyalist till proven wrong. Go get’em ReggieMac.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Jimmy Leg Says:
    March 30th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Why the hell couldn’t we have kept Jason Campbell as our #2? WTF, he goes to Chi town to be a #2? Dude was legit. WTF.

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    After the way Hue treated him, Soup wasn’t coming back here for all the tea in China.

  • http://hooters.com Randy the Raider Redneck Alligator

    Hell yeah! We are the champions!!!!!
    Greatest team of all time baby!

    This is the greatest Raider victory since they beat the Titans in the AFC Championship game.

  • Thec

    TJONES > MGOODSON

  • DKnight007

    382.jesusraiderjim Says:
    March 30th, 2012 at 11:05 am
    Flew in to Oakland 2 days ago. It feels so good to be home even if it’s just for a couple weeks. Stayin at the San Leandro marina inn. Great place great view. I miss the bay area. Go raiders Go A’s!!!!!

    ^^^^^^^^
    Good trade. We get a versatile skill position player who can compete for the backup RB spot and compete as a KR for a backup OLinemen who has been sitting the bench.

    As long as Goodson is healthy, he should be DMC primary backup. He did a good job being a backup in Carolina. He has some good games as a spot starter.

  • DKnight007

    245.Seymour Bush Says:
    March 30th, 2012 at 4:14 pm
    There goes Robert Turbin off the Raiders board in the 3rd or 4th rounds.

    ^^^^^^^^
    Yeah. If McK drafts a RB, it will be with one of those two 5th Round picks if anything.

  • Thec

    TJONES will be a more productive backup, than the newly signed guy when it is all said and done.

  • 505raiders

    reggie mak is getting the most bang for his buck

    a back up rb /possible starter/ special teamer

    for what a project that might never pan out

  • Ground Control

    say dude, I don’t appreciate you tweeting that your ready to drop a duece.

  • joker94583

    Good! Campbell is a bust and dumb as a bag of dirt. Now trade McFragile for more picks. He’s a sissy, selfish, won’t take a shot for the team that was fighting for the playoffs. Don’t need him. Trade him while he has a little value left.

  • chuck

    raiderduck probably thinks kyle boller got upside.

  • alzadoX

    Lets wait for training camp before deciding if Taiwan Jones is better than a guy most of us have hardly if ever seen play in NFL. Jones looked like an explosive runner but needs to block much better, including blitz pick up, before he sees much playing time in relief of D-Mac

    good to add Goodson. Sounds like a pretty good ZBS runner/receiver as backup to D-Mac and a good all around special teams player, young so he should have a lot of tread left on his tires. I suspect he blocks much better than Taiwan Jones does, at least as of 2011.

    If he can’t end the fumbling issue, I think we still need to find a goalline & short yardage runner. Maybe one of the guys on roster, Lonyae Miller or Rashawn Jackson, and maybe more to come in to compete.

    As far as Campbell, he’s probably better suited to T than G and we have enough T. His great physical gifts are intriguing but not the most important thing for an OL prospect. He is still young and some on this board says he has a learning problem so maybe he’ll improve.

    But the important thing as far as the Raiders is that Campbell just hasn’t progressed and can’t be counted on after 2 years. So rather than seeing this as the new Reggime getting rid of an Al Davis guy, I see this as getting a player we need for a player who hasn’t produced and plays a position we are already deep at … who probably would have been cut otherwise.