Marty Hurney continued his wheelin' and dealin' ways this afternoon by sending Mike Goodson to the in exchange for OT Bruce Campbell, a deal that adds some much needed offensive line depth for the Panthers.
Campbell is an interesting player to say the least. The former Maryland Terrapin was a classic "Al Davis Special" pick out of the fourth round in the 2010 NFL Draft, as he has been criticized for being nothing more than a workout warrior who won't be able to hack it in the NFL. Campbell has some flexibility in that he can play both tackle and guard, but he is most likely going to be used as a Jeff Otah insurance policy, and could be a potential replacement for Otah once his contract expires at the end of this season.
We all know the history of Mike Goodson, who had a lot of promise but could never seem to put it all together for the Panthers. He had a few great games starting in place of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart in 2010 when he rushed for 100 yards a few times, but other than those few games his career has been marred by his inability to hold on to the football, a problem that placed him in Ron Rivera's dog house last season.
While this isn't a huge splash in the grand scheme of things, it is at least a move that makes sense, and when we're talking about two fourth round picks that's really all we can ask for.
We at CSR would like to thank Mike Goodson for his services while he was a Panther, and we wish him a happy transition to his new team.
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