Panthers place RB/KR Goodson on injured reserve

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Running back Mike Goodson has become the 12th member of the Carolina Panthers to be placed on season-ending injured reserve.

The Panthers made the announcement Wednesday. Goodson injured his hamstring in practice last week.

Goodson had three 100-yard rushing games last season for the Panthers, but he was stuck behind a healthy DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart this year at running back and didn't have any carries. He was the team's primary kick returner to start the season, but fumbling issues landed him in coach Ron Rivera's doghouse.

Goodson was replaced on kickoffs by rookie Kealoha Pilares and has been inactive ever since. Still, Goodson had been making improvement in practice before injuring his hamstring.

The Panthers signed linebacker Kion Wilson and running back Josh Vaughan from the practice squad. Vaughan saw minimal action last season with the Panthers, carrying three times for 7 yards and a touchdown. Wilson spent time under Rivera last season with the San Diego Chargers.

The Panthers released safety Jermale Hines on Tuesday.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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