Several teams might be after Packers RB Green
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
During a recent interview on Sirius NFL Radio, Packers RB Ahman Green was asked about some teams that will likely be in the market for a running back of his caliber and whether or not he thought they were a good match for him. He agreed that four of them - Denver, Houston, the New York Giants and the New York Jets - were places he could see himself playing next year.
"They're on the radar from a business standpoint," he said.
The versatile and talented back had played in just five games in 2005, rushing for 255 yards and catching 19 passes for 147 yards when he ruptured his quadriceps tendon, ending his 2005 season. Some wondered if he'd even be ready to play football again by the start of the 2006 season. So when he was an unrestricted free agent last year at this time, no one was beating his door down. But the Packers offered up a one-year deal estimated at roughly $2 million to keep him in Green Bay.
Green paid them back with 1,059 rushing yards while averaging 4.0 yards per carry over 14 games. Missing just two games due to a hamstring injury, he also pulled in 46 catches, second-best on the team, for another 373 yards.
Although he'll be 30 years old by the end of this week, Green still has what it takes to be the featured back on an NFL team. And although Green Bay is expected to make a strong bid to retain him, he's been waiting for almost two years to test his full market value.
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