Player Page

Zaviar Gooden | Linebacker | #52

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/31/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 231
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 3 (97) / TEN
Contract: view contract details
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

Lions signed LB Zaviar Gooden.
A 2013 third-round pick by the Titans, Gooden missed all of 2015 with a torn hamstring. He's played 234 career snaps. Gooden will be a long shot to crack the Lions' 53-man roster. Mon, May 2, 2016 02:16:00 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

Titans ILB Zaviar Gooden suffered a torn hamstring in Friday's preseason opener.

He's headed to injured reserve. A 2013 third-round pick, Gooden has been a disappointment through two seasons. Gooden was projected for a backup role behind Avery Williamson and Zach Brown.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 07:35:00 PM

The Titans will turn to second-year pro Zaviar Gooden as their starting inside linebacker next to Wesley Woodyard.

He'll replace Zach Brown (torn pectoral). The 97th overall pick in last year's draft, Gooden goes 6-foot-1, 233 with 4.46 speed and a highly explosive 10-foot-11 broad jump. Gooden is worth a look as a sleeper in deeper IDP leagues.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 05:17:00 PM

Titans rookie LB Zaviar Gooden (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday.

Gooden missed over a month with a high-ankle sprain. The No. 97 overall pick, he returns to a special teams role and will provide depth at outside linebacker.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 02:58:00 PM

Titans rookie LB Zaviar Gooden (ankle) has been ruled out of the season opener.

Gooden is still working his way back from a high-ankle sprain and has yet to return to practice. He'll serve in a special teams role and provide depth behind Zach Brown or Akeem Ayers when healthy.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 08:19:00 PM

Rookie LB Zaviar Gooden is missing time at Titans camp with a high ankle sprain.

He'll be out "at least" another week. The 97th overall pick in April's draft, Gooden is an athletic outside linebacker type ticketed for special teams in year one. He's clearly no threat to Zach Brown or Akeem Ayers' starting job.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 10:01:00 PM

The Titans have been very impressed with third-round OLB Zaviar Gooden's athleticism.

Speed was Gooden's calling card in college. "As far as change of direction, I haven’t seen a linebacker this athletic in a long time," LBs coach Chet Parlavecchio said. "He has such beautiful footwork, he’s such a fluid athlete." Gooden's production was hit-or-miss for Mizzou, but the Titans clearly believe new "defensive assistant" Gregg Williams can coach him up. Gooden will push for snaps behind WLB Zach Brown.
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 09:49:00 AM

Titans signed No. 97 overall pick OLB Zaviar Gooden to a four-year contract.

A top-notch "run and chase" linebacker, Gooden turned in a blazing 4.47 40-yard dash at the Combine. He also posted a 1.53 ten-yard split while ripping off 27 reps on the bench. Gooden turned in a dud of a senior year at Mizzou, but could eventually siphon snaps from WLB Zach Brown. Brown is coming off a mixed rookie season.
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 06:58:00 PM

Titans selected Missouri OLB Zaviar Gooden with the No. 97 overall pick.

Gooden (6-foot-1 1/2, 234) manned the weak side in Mizzou's 4-3 defense, logging 61 tackles -- four for loss -- and an interception across ten games in 2012, missing the better part of three with a hamstring injury. His senior year was subpar, but Gooden rehabbed his stock with a 4.47 forty, 1.53 ten-yard split, and 27 bench reps at the Combine. Gooden doesn't always play as physically as he should, but is the premier pure run-and-chase linebacker in this class. The Titans now have some serious speed with Gooden and Zach Brown.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 10:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Carson Palmer
2Drew Stanton
3Blaine Gabbert
4Zac Dysert
RB1David Johnson
2Kerwynn Williams
3T.J. Logan
4Elijhaa Penny
GLB1David Johnson
2Kerwynn Williams
3RB1David Johnson
2Kerwynn Williams
WR11Larry Fitzgerald
2Jaron Brown
3Andre Ellington
4Brittan Golden
5Chris Hubert
WR21J.J. Nelson
2John Brown
3Chad Williams
4Jeremy Ross
5Aaron Dobson
WR31John Brown
TE1Jermaine Gresham
2Troy Niklas
3Ifeanyi Momah
4Hakeem Valles
LT1D.J. Humphries
2Cole Toner
3Givens Price
LG1Mike Iupati
2Dorian Johnson
C1A.Q. Shipley
2Tony Bergstrom
3Daniel Munyer
RG1Evan Boehm
2John Wetzel
3Kaleb Johnson
RT1Jared Veldheer
2Ulrick John
3Will Holden
K1Phil Dawson