Green signs contract extenstion with Packers
Tuesday, July 24, 2001
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
From the Journal Sentinel
Last Updated: July 24, 2001
Running back Ahman Green has signed a five-year contract extension with the Green Bay Packers, the team announced Tuesday morning.
Green, who emerged as the Packers starter last season with injuries to Dorsey Levens, had been a restricted free agent with a one-year tender agreement for this season worth $1.115 million.
Details of the new contract, which runs through the 2005 season, were not immediately available.
Green, who will compete with a rehabilitated Levens this season for playing time at running back, rushed for a career-high 1,175 yards and led the team in receptions with 73 last season. He became the full-time starter in Week 6 when knee injuries sidelined Levens for the year.
"I am thrilled that we could get this deal done before the season," said Packers coach and general manager Mike Sherman. "He wanted to play in Green Bay and we wanted him here."
Green, a four-year veteran out of Nebraska, came to Green Bay in April 2000 in a trade with Seattle for cornerback Fred Vinson.
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