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Goodson has outstanding speed but fumbling has been a problem. He put the ball on the ground six times in 2010, losing three. During last year’s training camp Rivera made Goodson carry a football around with him during one practice after he fumbled in back-to-back preseason games.

The former fourth-round draft pick in 2009 can also return kickoffs and play all on all special teams units.

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AP Sports Writer Steve Reed in Charlotte, N.C., contributed to this report