ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders running back Mike Goodson is looking forward to playing in Carolina for the first time since being traded by the Panthers in the offseason.

He just doesn't know what type of reception to expect.

Goodson, who spent his first three NFL seasons with Carolina, still owns property there and routinely talks to some of his former teammates. Even Panthers coach Ron Rivera considers himself a fan of Goodson's and speaks glowingly about the 2009 fourth-round draft pick.

The timing of Goodson's return couldn't be better, either. He is coming off his best rushing performance in more than two years and is trying to help the Raiders win consecutive games for only the second time this season.

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