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Tavares Gooden | Linebacker

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/7/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 242
College: Miami (FL)
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Texans waived LB Tavares Gooden and promoted CB Josh Victorian from their practice squad.
Gooden lasted on the roster for just over a week. A rare miss by Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome, Gooden was the 73rd pick in the 2008 draft by Baltimore. Fri, Nov 8, 2013 02:50:00 PM

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Texans signed ILB Tavares Gooden.

It's the first we've heard of Gooden since April. A reserve inside linebacker and special teamer, Gooden will provide depth for a team adjusting to life without Brian Cushing.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 01:56:00 PM

Free agent ILB Tavares Gooden will visit the Cardinals on Thursday.

That's if he escapes Pittsburgh without a deal. Gooden is visiting the Steelers on Wednesday. The special teamer and reserve linebacker will likely have a new home before the end of the week.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 02:57:00 PM

Free agent ILB Tavares Gooden is visiting the Steelers Wednesday.

It's the first nibble Gooden has gotten on the free agent market. The special teamer and backup linebacker posted just nine tackles in 15 games for the Niners last season, but did start 12 games for the Ravens back in 2009.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 09:54:00 AM

49ers re-signed LB Tavares Gooden to a one-year contract.

The former Raven ranked third in tackles on the league's premier special teams unit last season. He had already turned down one offer, so it looks like the Niners upped the ante at the last minute.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 04:11:00 PM

49ers signed LB Tarvares Gooden to a one-year contract.

Gooden got lost in the shuffle in Baltimore with Jameel McClain and Dannell Ellerbe earning larger roles, but Niners coach Jim Harbaugh must have gotten a good report from his brother John. Gooden will likely back up first-year starter Navorro Bowman while pitching in on special teams.
Source: Scout.com
Sun, Sep 4, 2011 10:54:00 PM

Ravens waived LB Tavares Gooden.

The Ravens were hoping to find a trade partner for Gooden after he declined to take a pay cut, but were unsuccessful. Gooden appeared in just 10 games last season, making zero starts, after starting 12 games in 2009. He has 70 tackles in 26 career games.
Sat, Sep 3, 2011 11:24:00 AM

Ravens extended qualifying offers to restricted free agent LBs Tavares Gooden and Dannell Ellerbe.

Ellerbe receives the low tender while Gooden was tendered at the original third-round level. Both reserves have under four years of experience, so they're going to remain restricted free agents regardless of the next CBA. The third-round tender suggests the Ravens still hold out hope that the injury-plagued Gooden can contribute on defense in 2011.
Thu, Feb 24, 2011 07:35:00 PM

Ravens ILB Tavares Gooden is expected to have surgery next Friday on the left shoulder he dislocated during the season.

He also tore his labrum. Gooden promises to be ready for training camp, but the former third-round pick could take as long as six months to recover. An impending restricted free agent, it remains to be seen if Gooden will be tendered. He's missed 22 of a possible 48 games in his first three seasons.
Tue, Jan 18, 2011 07:18:00 PM

Ravens ILB Tavares Gooden dislocated a shoulder in the team's Week 16 win.

Incredibly injury prone, Gooden has missed 21 of a possible 47 games in his first three seasons. His status for Week 17 against the Bengals is unclear.
Sun, Dec 26, 2010 04:43:00 PM

ILB Tavares Gooden replaced Dannell Ellerbe in the Ravens' nickel package Sunday.

Ellerbe was a surprising healthy scratch. Gooden ended up with just one tackle, but his troublesome shoulder emerged from the game healthy.
Mon, Nov 8, 2010 09:33:00 AM

Ravens ILB Tavares Gooden has deemed himself ready to return from his shoulder injury this week.

Gooden returned to practice two weeks ago, so he should be ready to resume game action. He'll serve in a backup role behind Dannell Ellerbe and Jameel McClain.
Tue, Nov 2, 2010 01:23:00 PM

A second opinion on Ravens ILB Tavares Gooden's dislocated left shoulder revealed that he will not need season-ending surgery.

He's still out 4-6 weeks. Gooden, shaping up as an extremely injury-prone pro, was once viewed as Ray Lewis' future successor. When healthy, Gooden has played behind Dannell Ellerbe and Jameel McClain this season.
Wed, Oct 6, 2010 02:08:00 PM

Ravens ILB Tavares Gooden is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a dislocated left shoulder.

Gooden will seek a second opinion, but his season could be in jeopardy with the Ravens needing that roster spot. Gooden had been serving a backup/special teams role behind Ray Lewis and Jameel McClain.
Tue, Sep 21, 2010 05:20:00 PM

Ravens ILB Tavares Gooden left Sunday's game against the Bengals with an arm injury.

Gooden sustained the injury in punt coverage. It may have been to his shoulder. He had to be helped off the field and was heading to the locker room.
Sun, Sep 19, 2010 02:13:00 PM

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