The Facts: Goodson has returned to the Jets. ... But the news isn't all good. The Jets announced Monday that Goodson has been placed on the active/non-football injury/illness list. It also was announced that Goodson has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2013 season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
Diehards Line: That explains a lot. ... "I've been away from the team to take care of some important personal things," Goodson said in a statement released by the team. "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 will be permitted to attend meetings and practice on an individual basis during his four-game ban. He can rejoin the Jets in a full capacity following the team's September 29 game against the Tennessee Titans. In the meantime, Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell will handle the backfield touches (subscribers can hit our AugustUpdate Jets page for more on this story).