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Undrafted Packers RB Tyler Goodson battles for roster spot

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin – Green Bay Packers running back Tyler Goodson has no shortage of motivation for Friday night’s preseason opener with the 49ers.

In his three seasons with Iowa, Goodson rushed for 2,551 yards and caught 70 passes, finishing with 3,116 total yards and 19 touchdowns. Scouting his combine, he ran 40 in 4.42 seconds.

NFL teams love running backs with the speed to catch the ball and carry it home. But Goodson wasn’t among the 22 running backs drafted in April.

“I feel like I’m better than the other running backs that were drafted,” Goodson said Wednesday. “But every team has an opinion, every coach has a favorite player. I have to. That’s what I do.”

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