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Najee Goode | Linebacker

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 244
College: West Virginia
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Eagles signed ILB Najee Goode.
Goode spent the entire offseason with the Eagles before being released at final cuts. He will provide depth at linebacker with Kiko Alonso (knee) and Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) dealing with injuries. OL Julian Vandervelde was released in a corresponding move. Sep 22 - 9:09 AM

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Eagles released ILB Najee Goode, WR Rasheed Bailey, OL Brett Boyko, OL Malcolm Bunche, CB Randall Evans, TE Andrew Gleichert, WR Jeff Maehl, WR Freddie Martino, DE Brian Mihalik, WR Quron Pratt, S Chris Prosinski, DT Travis Raciti, LB Deontae Sinner, P Kip Smith, TE Eric Tomlinson, OL Julian Vandervelde and LB Diaheem Watkins.

The Eagles were trying to move Goode but predictably failed to find any takers. Goode should find a special teams role somewhere. The Eagles now have 52 players on their active roster.
Sep 5 - 1:35 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane reports the Eagles are trying to trade ILB Najee Goode.

With the Eagles stacked at inside linebacker -- DeMeco Ryans, Kiko Alonso, Mychal Kendricks, Brad Jones, and Jordan Hicks -- Goode appears to be the odd man out. The 26-year-old has long drawn praise from coach Chip Kelly for his special teams ability. The Eagles would likely take a conditional draft pick.
Sep 4 - 11:33 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer leaves ILB Najee Goode off their 53-man roster projection.

The Eagles are stacked at inside linebacker, with three starting caliber players in Mychal Kendricks, DeMeco Ryans and Kiko Alonso. They also used a third-round pick on Jordan Hicks and have a solid reserve in Brad Jones. So although Goode is a valuable piece, he's on the bubble for now. That will change quickly if Ryans' rehab from an Achilles' tear goes slower than expected or Kendricks ends up traded.
May 25 - 10:15 AM

Eagles placed LB Najee Goode on injured reserve with a pectoral injury, ending his season.

Primarily a special teamer, Goode played 192 snaps on defense last season. Still only 25, he's signed for 2015. He'll compete for one of the Eagles' final roster spots next summer.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 06:35:00 PM

Eagles claimed LB Najee Goode off waivers from the Buccaneers and waived LB Emmanuel Acho.

Goode was the Bucs' fifth-round pick in 2012. The Eagles apparently believe he'll be better on special teams than Acho, who was acquired via an offseason trade with the Browns for RB Dion Lewis.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 04:46:00 PM

Bucs waived LB Najee Goode.

He'll be a prime candidate for the practice squad after initially making the 53. The Bucs needed to clear room for new receiver Russell Shepard.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 05:50:00 PM

Buccaneers signed fifth-round LB Najee Goode to a four-year contract.

Goode worked at all three linebacker positions during Bucs rookie minicamp, and could eventually emerge as a starter on the inside at 6-foot, 244. For now, Goode should be eyeing a top backup role while focusing on special teams.
Mon, May 14, 2012 03:22:00 PM

Bucs selected West Virginia ILB Najee Goode with the No. 140 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Goode was actually a walk-on at West Virginia, but ended up leading the team in tackles in 2011. At 6'0/244, he'll try to latch on as a run-stuffer in Tampa. He's drawn some light comparisons to Redskins tackle machine London Fletcher.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 02:13:00 PM

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