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Travis Goethel | Linebacker

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/27/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 255
College: Arizona State
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Raiders placed LB Travis Goethel on injured reserve with a torn ACL, ending his season.
Rolando McClain's backup, Goethel will finish 2012 with two tackles in eight games. The 2010 sixth-round pick is under contract for $575,000 next season. He'll be in a race against time to be healthy for camp. Mon, Nov 12, 2012 04:21:00 PM

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Raiders backup MLB Travis Goethel sustained a knee injury in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.

According to coach Dennis Allen, Goethel's injury "looks to be pretty significant." He has two tackles in eight games this season as the backup to Rolando McClain.
Mon, Nov 12, 2012 11:11:00 AM

Travis Goethel is standing in as the Raiders' middle linebacker while Rolando McClain attends to legal woes.

Goethel, a favorite of Oakland's old coaching staff but also an injury waiting to happen, lined up on the inside at Thursday's OTA practice. McClain is in real danger of missing significant regular season action, so Goethel is a name for IDP leaguers to keep in mind. He could end up making multiple starts.
Thu, May 17, 2012 08:00:00 PM

Raiders LB Travis Goethel will miss the 2011 season after tearing a knee ligament.

Goethel will need surgery, ostensibly to repair an ACL tear. The 2010 sixth-round pick had been running as the second-team middle linebacker after offseason indications that he could compete for the starting weak-side job. Goethel should be back to compete for a reserve spot next season. Meanwhile, the Raiders could revisit Lofa Tatupu or even Kirk Morrison.
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 09:02:00 PM

Travis Goethel is expected to be in the mix for the Raiders' weak-side linebacker job this offseason.

Goethel actually won the job out of camp last year, but early-season back surgery sidelined him. Not much of a pass rusher, the 2010 sixth-round pick will have a hard time beating out Quentin Groves without a full offseason to impress coaches.
Mon, Mar 14, 2011 12:18:00 PM

Coach Tom Cable revealed that rookie LB Travis Goethel underwent back surgery "not-so-recently."

The Raiders must have been sitting on this news for awhile because Cable hopes to have Goethel back next week. He'll vie for time as a reserve and special teamer when he returns.
Thu, Oct 21, 2010 06:43:00 PM

Raiders signed sixth-round LB Travis Goethel to a multi-year contract.

Goethel, a three starter at Arizona State, saw time in the middle and on the strong side during spring practices. He'll vie for the backup middle linebacker job while pinching in on special teams.
Thu, Jul 15, 2010 08:30:00 PM

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