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Panthers trade for T Campbell

Posted Mar 30, 2012

CHARLOTTE - The Panthers have acquired offensive tackle Bruce Campbell from the Oakland Raiders in exchange for running back Mike Goodson.

The Raiders selected Campbell, a 6-6, 315-pounder, in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft out of the University of Maryland. The Panthers picked Goodson a year earlier in the fourth round (111th overall) out of Texas A&M.

"We think Bruce Campbell is a young, talented offensive lineman who has all the physical qualities to play in this league," Panthers general manager Marty Hurney. "He played guard his first two seasons with the Raiders, but we will look at moving him to tackle."

Campbell played in four games for the Raiders last season after playing in 10 games as a rookie, primarily on special teams. He started 17 games over three seasons at Maryland and was credited with 11 blocks that resulted in touchdowns for the offense.

Goodson played in 28 games with three starts for the Panthers, rushing 125 times for 501 yards and three touchdowns and adding 43 receptions for 329 yards.

With DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart both sidelined by injuries midway through the 2010 season, Goodson made his three starts and responded with two 100-yard rushing games and an eight-catch, 81-yard performance.

With Williams and Stewart healthy last season, Goodson saw limited action in the Panthers' first four games, was inactive for the next five and then went on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.

Last week, the Panthers signed fullback Mike Tolbert to complement Williams and Stewart.

"Mike (Goodson) is a talented player who gave us three good years, but our depth at running back allowed us to make this move," Hurney said.