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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  • Wside#44Grooms

    Well I wasnt crazy about this but now that its official I need to convince myself im happy about it. So im gonna go ahead and say any and all of Shonn Greene’s shortcomings were directly 100% Mark Sanchez’s fault.

    • Justin Stewart

      Friggin’ Sanchez…. Ha ha. The way I’m looking at it is that the Titans are building an O-line that anyone should be able to run behind.

      • Wside#44Grooms

        Yea even with the Levitre signing I honestly hope they take Warmack. He seems like the best option, and would benefit our run game then time of possession etc, etc. A great o line does alot for a team, much more than some think. Assuming they resign Velasco they still still need another starting guard, leaving that up to 2nd tier draft prospects could be great way for Munchak to get fired. Not to mention the defense that is already in place would benefit greatly from a more consistent offense that can sustain drives

        • Justin Stewart

          Hard to argue with. Looks like a certainty that they’ll address it with the first pick.

          • David Fleming

            I think the Titans have 3-4 defensive players they will jump to take at 10th overall, waiting to address RG in the 2nd round, with someone like Larry Warford (KY) who is more than capable of paving lanes for CJ. But if they take J Cooper or Warmack, I will not be disappointed.

          • Justin Stewart

            Yeah. All depends on how that draft board looks… I’d kill to get a peek! ha ha.

      • Wside#44Grooms

        Man I drove from Greenville NC all the way to Nashville for a Titans game this past December…and guess which game I chose? Oh yea circled Sanchez on the Calendar…my thoughts were Im not going to go all the way to TN to watch my guys lose, Sanchez coming to LP seemed about as much as a lock as I could get. I’ll admit I was also hoping to witness a butt fumble.

  • Joshua Huffman

    I don’t think they had to pay quite that much for a No. 2 RB. But he should definitely be an upgrade to Javon Ringer. They’re hammering away at their needs in FA.

    • Justin Stewart

      Agreed. Glad to see they’ve hit basically every major need. Only one they haven’t is DE. Raises it’s priority in the draft.

  • dboi

    I wont b able to get used to the fact that cj will work his butt off to get to the goalline n then comes greene to take the td. I really hope greene can bring somethin to the table where it doesn’t look like hes just gona b stealing tds. I got pissed off last year when titans playd the bills and cj ran like a mad man and shoulda recorded 4tds but nooo weak sauce harper came in and stole those two tds. Maaaaan that was crap!

    • josh gunnels

      AS long as the Titans get the TD’s I don’t care if the coach runs it in!

      Greene should be good for getting the short tough yards. Something this team hasn’t had for a long time.

      • Justin Stewart

        Agreed, especially behind the revamped line.

    • Justin Stewart

      Always sucks to see someone hawk another players TD’s

  • David Fleming

    Does anyone see the Titans possibly trading up in the 1st round to nab someone like D Milliner or Ezekiel Ansah? I know it’s not typical for us, but neither has this free agency. They could package our 1st and 4th and probably move up a few spots, but it’s just a thought…

    • Justin Stewart

      1st and a 4th seems a bit light. Don’t know if they’d be that desperate either. Should have a spare 3rd though.

    • Wside#44Grooms

      Dee Milliner would be absolutely fantastical, id probably pee a little bit. Ezekiel at that spot would scare me badly considering his short body of work. I know everyone wants to point back to Jpp but its still a roll of the dice in my opinion. I guess im just really sold on Warmack, cat seems like a rock solid starter from day 1 through year 10. I usually would be the last guy rooting for a guard at any pick, I usually seem to tell my TV the Titans should pick all defense haha. But Warmack is the real deal i think

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