Najee Goode is a great subject lesson as to the harsh reality of what takes place in the NFL. Going into his second season, he had a great preseason for the Tampa Bay Bucs and made the final 53-man roster when the final cuts came down on Saturday.
On Sunday, as teams plucked players from the waiver wire, the Bucs picked up two: To make room on the roster for the newcomers, the team released WR Tiquan Underwood and Goode. When the Bucs reported to practice this morning, their jerseys still hung in their former lockers. During this time of year, that’s how fast rosters change.
Goode showed flashes of potential during the preseason, and that led to the Philadelphia Eagles grabbing the second-year player from WVU. The team runs a 3-4 defense, and Goode will likely play at inside linebacker.
Mike Wilkening from ProFootballTalk adds that Goode’s father, John, also played for Philadelphia in 1985.