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Goodwin was targeted once, but posted no stats in the Bears' 26-6 loss to the Browns on Sunday.
Analysis: After collecting 45 yards in the season opener, Goodwin has just one catch for 12 yards in the two games since, and unless his role grows in the offense, he'll be a player who can post a zero in any given week.
Sep 26, 2021 2:05 PM EST
Goodwin (ankle) is active Week 3 against Cleveland.
Analysis: Goodwin still entered the week with a "questionable" tag despite logging full practices, but it won't prevent him from suiting up for the road matchup. Fellow wideout Darnell Mooney (groin) is active as well, however, which likely leaves Goodwin as No. 3 on the wide receiver depth chart. Last week against Cincinnati in a similar role, Goodwin was on the field for 46 percent of the snaps and logged three targets.
Sep 26, 2021 8:42 AM EST
Goodwin (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns.
Analysis: Goodwin hasn't had any limitations in practice, so it's curious to see his name appear on the injury report at all. Nonetheless, the veteran wide receiver will likely be able to give it a go as he tries to build on his modest season totals of five catches for 55 yards through two games.
Sep 24, 2021 11:40 AM EST
Goodwin caught one pass for 10 yards in the Bears' 20-17 win over the Bengals on Sunday.
Analysis: While leading this game the entire way, the Bears threw just 24 passes, and Goodwin was the only Chicago receiver other than Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney to be targeted. Until he shows signs of consistent production, Goodwin will be a risky lineup option for fantasy managers.
Sep 19, 2021 1:54 PM EST
Goodwin (quadriceps) is active for Sunday's game against the Bengals.
Analysis: Like fellow wide receiver Darnell Mooney (back), Goodwin practiced in full all week but still entered the weekend with a questionable designation. Both players are available Sunday, but Goodwin (26 of 69 offensive snaps Week 1) is set to split the No. 3 WR reps with Damiere Byrd (36) behind starters Allen Robinson (63) and Mooney (69). The result for Goodwin was four catches (on four targets) for 45 yards.
Sep 19, 2021 8:40 AM EST
Goodwin (quadriceps) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Analysis: Goodwin has the questionable tag despite participating fully in all three of Chicago's practices this week, putting him in the same boat as Darnell Mooney (back). Though Goodwin led the team with 45 receiving yards in Week 1, he's not expected to play a prominent week-to-week role as the No. 3 wide receiver in a run-first offense.
Sep 17, 2021 11:52 AM EST
Goodwin caught four passes for 45 yards in the Bears' 34-14 loss to the Rams on Sunday.
Analysis: Despite the decent production, Goodwin was fifth on the team with five targets while playing on 38 percent of the snaps. With Andy Dalton under consistent pressure, Goodwin's deep speed didn't come into play, but overall, he had a solid debut with Chicago, and if he continues to see targets, he could become a depth piece on fantasy rosters.
Sep 13, 2021 6:25 AM EST
Goodwin appears to have locked up a spot on the Week 1 roster, having been rested for the final preseason game, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: The 30-year-old former Olympian came back from a 2020 Covid opt out and made enough of an impression at training camp that the Bears didn't feel any need to play him in the preseason finale. Goodwin may even be the No. 3 receiver for Week 1 at the Rams, albeit in an offense that figures to use more two-TE sets this season with Cole Kmet and Jimmy Graham. Even if he's seeing only 3-4 targets per week, Goodwin's speed could allow for the occasional big game. He's struggled to stay on the field for a variety of reasons ever since his unexpected 2017 breakout for 962 receiving yards (41 percent of his career total).
Aug 30, 2021 7:05 AM EST
Coach Matt Nagy said Monday that Goodwin (foot) will resume practicing, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.
Analysis: Goodwin missed just under a week of practices, and Chicago's first preseason match, due to foot soreness. Now that he's returned to health and the practice field, Goodwin will resume working to carve out a consistent role behind Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney.
Aug 16, 2021 10:46 AM EST
Coach Matt Nagy said Tuesday that Goodwin is managing foot soreness, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Goodwin has always had trouble staying on the field in his NFL career, with 37 missed games to date, so the Bears will doubtless take a cautious approach to his recovery. A strong summer would go a long way towards Goodwin earning consistent reps in Chicago's offense, but if he's not back to full health in time for Chicago's preseason opener against the Dolphins on Saturday, the veteran speedster could end up watching from the sidelines.
Aug 10, 2021 8:02 AM EST
Goodwin is the undisputed fastest player on the Bears, and the secondary has struggled to consistently cover him, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: News of Goodwin's speed shouldn't come as a surprise, as the world-class sprinter came into the league running a 4.27 40-yard-dash, but he's only surpassed 431 yards once in his seven years in the league. In addition, he's also missed 37 games in his career, so durability has been a major concern. That said, Chicago's depth chart lacks proven players aside from Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney, so Goodwin certainly could see some snaps as a situational deep threat that could result in an occasional big play.
Aug 4, 2021 5:04 PM EST
Goodwin displayed his elite speed on multiple occasions during the Bears' offseason program and could give the team another deep threat, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Goodwin opted out of the 2020 season after signing with the Eagles, so his last action came back in 2019, when he racked up just 12 catches for 186 yards and a touchdown over nine games. He's not locked into consistent playing time with Chicago, so a good training camp to follow his good start in the Windy City could go a long way to getting him on the field consistently this fall.
Jun 25, 2021 3:32 PM EST
Goodwin signed a contract with the Bears on Friday.
Analysis: Goodwin, who opted out of the 2020 season, will play out the 2021 campaign on a one-year deal with the Bears. The 30-year-old speedster has averaged 16.6 yards per reception across his seven-year NFL career, and at the least he should offer Chicago occasional big-play potential on gadget schemes and depth in the return game.
Apr 16, 2021 4:18 PM EST
The 49ers released Goodwin on Wednesday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Analysis: The Niners traded Goodwin to the Eagles last April, but he reverted back to San Francisco's roster after opting out of the 2020 season. The 30-year-old speedster now becomes an unrestricted free agent.
Mar 17, 2021 1:31 PM EST
Goodwin reverted to the 49ers from the Eagles on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Goodwin opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, meaning he was unable to meet certain terms of the new deal he signed following his trade to Philadelphia last April. According to Matt Barrows of The Athletic, Goodwin's agent confirmed as much, so he'll return to San Francisco and rejoin a familiar receiving corps. During his seven-year career, Goodwin has been a field stretcher, reeling off 16.6 yards on his 140 catches across 75 games.
Mar 16, 2021 3:39 PM EST
Goodwin is in line to opt out of the 2020 NFL season due to COVID-19 concerns, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Per the report, Goodwin based his decision on a desire to remain with his family in the coming months. The Eagles acquired the speedy wideout from the 49ers in a swap of sixth-round picks in this year's draft. Goodwin logged 12 catches for 186 yards and a TD in nine games with San Francisco last season.
Jul 28, 2020 9:55 AM EST
Goodwin (knee) agreed to a one-year, $1.35 million restructured deal with the Eagles on Saturday, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: The 49ers shipped the 29-year-old to the Eagles earlier in the day, and it's not a major surprise to see a reworked contract as he was set to receive over $9 million in base salary over the next two seasons. Goodwin is now essentially on a one-year, prove-it deal with Philadelphia, and he'll need to avoid the injury issues that limited him to 20 games over the last two seasons.
Apr 25, 2020 5:30 PM EST
Goodwin (knee) was traded to the Eagles on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: That's now three Day 3 trades made by the 49ers during the 2020 NFL Draft, with the latter two (Matt Breida to the Dolphins) saving the team around $7 million in cap space this season. After a 2019 campaign which saw the Eagles decimated by injuries and ineffectiveness, Philadelphia has aggressively added speed to its receiving core, first with the first-round selection of Jalen Reagor, and now the addition of Goodwin. The 2012 Olympic long-jumper isn't any more of an obvious starting wide receiver than when he was with San Francisco, but he's an intriguing weapon in an offense that was essentially devoid of any sort of speed and should at minimum be a useful gadget player and returner in his new home.
Apr 25, 2020 12:07 PM EST
General manager John Lynch said Godwin (knee) is still being shopped, Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Analysis: The 49ers presumably are hoping for a late-round pick as compensation, considering Goodwin is scheduled for a $3.95 million base salary and $4.9 million cap hit in 2020 (per OTC.com). Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan both have said they don't want to cut the 29-year-old wideout, but that's what may ultimately happen if the Niners can't find a trade partner before the 2020 NFL Draft. The other scenario that might work is Goodwin accepting a pay cut to stick around in San Francisco, though he'd be facing a tough numbers game on a roster that has no shortage of quick, undersized wideouts. Goodwin finished out 2019 on injured reserve with an unspecified knee injury.
Apr 21, 2020 9:10 AM EST
Goodwin (knee) may be released at some point this offseason, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area.
Analysis: Coach Kyle Shanahan sung a different tune in February, saying Goodwin is "too valuable" to be cut but might be available for trade. Shanahan had an obvious incentive to say what he said, as the Niners would have a tough time finding trade offers if other teams knew they'd end up releasing Goodwin anyway. With nothing cooking on the trade front, it now seems increasingly likely the team either cuts Goodwin or asks him to take a pay cut. The speedy 29-year-old was limited to nine games in 2019, catching 12 passes for 186 yards and a touchdown before an unspecified knee injury sent him to injured reserve in December.
Apr 6, 2020 7:14 AM EST
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