The Facts: His four-game suspension over, Goodson said he expects to play Monday night when the Jets travel to face the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5. "Words can't even express how excited I am," the running back said Monday after participating in a brief walk-through with Jets teammates.
Diehards Line: Goodson has been suspended since Aug. 31 for a violation of the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. During his suspension, Goodson was allowed to participate in team meetings and had access to the Jets' training facility. He could not, however, practice with his teammates and he did not attend the Jets' first four games of the season. In the absence of playing football, Goodson said he ran and lifted weights two times a day, often alone. He also monitored his diet in hopes that he can provide "a spark" to the Jets immediately. "I'm healthy, strong, fast and ready to play," Goodson said. He returns to a unit depleted by Chris Ivory's hamstring injury. Goodson will compete with Alex Green for carries behind Bilal Powell.