The NFL said in a statement that Goodson will be eligible to play with the Jets’ active roster on Sept. 30, that’s a day after the team’s all-too-important game against the Tennessee Titans. The first game he would play would be against Atlanta on Monday Oct. 7 .
The statement from the NFL also said Goodson is allowed to attend meetings and work out on his own at the team’s facility, but cannot practice or play.
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Goodson was arrested in May with friend Garant Evans after they were found in a car stopped on Interstate 80 in New Jersey. The men were charged with marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, and weapons offenses. Police said they found a .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun and a hollow-point bullet in the vehicle.
The 26-year-old Goodson pleaded not guilty and took part in some preseason practices with the Jets, who signed him to a three-year, $6.9 million deal. The case was sent to a grand jury, but no court date has been scheduled.