Now with injuries thinning the Packers' backfield, Goodman is back where he started. He signed with Green Bay Tuesday and made his camp debut today.

"> Now with injuries thinning the Packers' backfield, Goodman is back where he started. He signed with Green Bay Tuesday and made his camp debut today.

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Welcome back, Whisper

After making a splash in Packers' training camp the past few seasons, running back Herbert "Whisper" Goodman's hopes ran out when he was waived in the final roster cutdown day in 2002.<P> Now with injuries thinning the Packers' backfield, Goodman is back where he started. He signed with Green Bay Tuesday and made his camp debut today.<p>

Goodman was signed as an undrafted free agent from Graceland University (Lamoni, Iowa)in 2000.

Goodman made a name for himself and became popular with fans with a memorable pre-season as a rookie. He turned in a 56-yard touchdown run vs. Miami on the big Monday Night Footbal stage.

He eventually found a niche on Green Bay's special teams in 2000 and 2001. Goodman had some success at the position, appearing in 12 games over two years and averaging 30 yards per kickoff return.

Goodman, a Miami native, provided one of the only bright spots in the Packers' playoff loss to St. Louis following the 2001 season with two solid kick returns. Goodman's stay ended in 2002 when he was cut in September.

The 5-11, 205-pound Goodman made a splash in NFL Europe in 2001 with the Scottish Claymores. He led the NFLEL in rushing with 877 yards on 206 carries, scoring 6 touchdowns.

Goodman will wear No. 35, thanks to tight end Cory Geason, who switched to No. 48.


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