Oakland Raiders: 5 Takeaways from Mike Goodson's Preseason Performance

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Oakland Raiders: 5 Takeaways from Mike Goodson's Preseason Performance
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Mike Goodson could be the front-runner for a backup rushing role in the Oakland Raider offense, but his recent preseason performance against the Arizona Cardinals makes you wonder if he’s ready.

Since Michael Bush signed with the Chicago Bears this offseason, the Raiders are left to decide who will be No. 2 on the depth chart behind star rusher Darren McFadden.

Goodson was acquired from the Carolina Panthers in the off-season for offensive lineman Bruce Campbell, presumably to supplant the departed Bush who ran for 977 yards in 2011.

But his poor performance in Week 2 of the preseason raises more questions about his readiness to help shoulder the rushing load than it did to answer them.

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