Dec 17, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; New York Jets running back Shonn Green (23) carries the ball against Tennessee Titans safety Michael Griffin (33) during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak- USA TODAY Sports

Shonn Greene Signs With Tennessee Titans

Former New York Jets RB Shonn Greene has signed a 3-year, $10 million contract with the Tennessee Titans. The Titans brought him in for a visit today, where they were expected to sign him to a deal.

Shonn is coming off a up and down 2012 season where he fumbled three times just barely broke 1,000 yards rushing.


I wrote a post earlier about how I didn’t think the Titans would sign him and why I thought he’d be a poor signing. While Greene can be a bit of a bowling ball, something the Titans need to complement Chris Johnson’s speed, he also tends to be a very hot/cold runner, tending to side more with the cold side.

The upcoming 2013 NFL Draft has a fair class for hard-hitting running backs, which some have speculated, myself included, that the Titans might find their guy in. With Greene’s signing, that seems much less likely. As free agency continues, the Titans have less and less holes to fill. They seem more and more probably to be set up for drafting BPA by the time the 2013 NFL Draft rolls around at the end of April. They still have to settle their offensive line, where they have yet to re-sign OL Fernando Velasco and would still have a gap remaining next to him at RG.

We’re still waiting on news as to whether the Titans will sign DT Sammie Hill to a contract, as was expected to come during his visit today. The Titans will have an introductory news conference at 4:30 pm CT where they’ll be introducing Andy Levitre, Delanie Walker, and possibly Shonn Greene as well.

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