We’ve likened cornerback Demetri Goodson to a cockroach before. No matter what happens, he just keeps coming back.
There were times when he has been outplayed by other guys in the preseason — multiple times, in fact — but still made the Green Bay Packers’ final roster.
Did you even remember Goodson was STILL on the Packers’ roster?
He is, although we would have a hell of a time concocting a scenario where he makes the team this year. Not only do the Packers have a great deal of depth at the cornerback position, Goodson is also coming back from a torn ACL.
If there’s any good news for Goodson, it’s that he’s ahead of schedule in his rehab and expects to be back by the middle of training camp. The other thing Goodson has going for him is his special teams play.
That’s ultimately how you make an NFL team as the sixth cornerback every year. Due to countless injuries, Goodson was actually pressed into starting duty for the first time in 2016. He started three games before the injury.
In his career, Goodson has just 22 tackles and two passes defended. He doesn’t have an interception. He’s a break-glass-in-case-of-emergency-type player when it comes to playing defense.
There’s one potentially interesting avenue the Packers could take with Goodson. That would be starting him on the physically unable to perform list to open the season. He wouldn’t be able to participate for the first six games, but could be kept around as insurance if the Packers start to suffer injuries at cornerback like they did last year.
That too, is probably even a long shot this year.
Put him on PUP. While I don’t think much of him as a player, he could be decent insurance.