On Friday, CB Andre' Goodman had surgery on his left shoulder and is out indefinitely. He first sustained an injury to that shoulder which required surgery in a game against the Jets on Christmas. He then went on IR and had surgery on January 18. He reinjured the shoulder during a minicamp session on May 4.
Initial estimates have him regaining full health right around the start of training camp in July at the earliest. However, it's very possible that he is sidelined longer. Travis Daniels will move into a starting role opposite Will Allen, and Jason Allen will likely assume the nickelback role, providing he can beat out Michael Lehan and Shirdonya Mitchell. Daniels is a quality CB and he has the ability to start, but losing Goodman is a significant blow to the secondary depth. He played very well last year in a starting role, and although Jason Allen has great potential, he is still unproven and it's yet to be seen whether he can play nickelback. In my opinion, he will be able to succeed there, but it's never good when the weakest aspect of the defense loses one of its most consistent players.
LB Joey Porter's hearing for a misdemeanor battery charge has been postponed to May 30.