By Glenn Erby
Lead Writer

New York Jets running back Mike Goodson has returned to the team, and he also found a four-game suspension sitting in his locker when he arrived.

Goodson was hammered by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy, according to Pro Football Talk.

Goodson, who signed with the Jets during the offseason, had missed training camp and the Jets first three preseason games.

“While we welcome Mike back to the organization, we have had direct conversations to make our expectations very clear as we work together to help him move forward in a positive manner, both on and off the field,” the Jets said in a team-issued statement.

“I’ve been away from the team to take care of some important personal things,” Goodson said in a statement from the club. “The time was helpful to me and now that I am back, I am going to do everything I can to contribute to the team. I appreciate all of the support from the Jets organization and I’m thankful to be back with my teammates.”

Goodson appeared in 12 games as a backup for the Oakland Raiders a season ago, rushing for 221 yards on 35 carries and catching 16 passes for 195 yards.


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