We talked about this with Greg Bedard on last night's show. Greg pointed out that while it seems like Green has been out of the game for quite awhile, in truth he was playing football at this time last year. Obviously, the hope is that the year or so he's taken off after his last bout of injuries will have given him time to heal.
I won't say I'm shocked at this move, but it is curious to say the least. The Packers obviously are concerned about Deshawn Wynn's knee, and Tom Pelissero is hearing that he'll be out a least a month if he's not put on IR. They have also just got Brandon Jackson back from a bad ankle injury and he looked less than inspiring in the 15 snaps he took on Sunday. As Bedard pointed out last night, one kick to that ankle could send Jackson back to the bench for an extended period of time. So the Packers obviously need something at the position.
Signing Ahman Green to get healthy at the running back position is the height of irony, since the guy has been nothing but a walking (limping?) injury for the last three years. He could certainly still play the position last year. He has soft hands and could be a nice compliment to Grant on third downs and even splitting carries. But for how long? Green hasn't made it through a season since he left Green Bay. That should tell you something.
UPDATE: Per Bedard, Green has signed a one year deal.
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