Dec 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets running back Shonn Greene (23) during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jets 28-9. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Titans to Bring in RB Shonn Greene for Visit Today

The Tennessee Titans have free agent RB Shonn Greene coming in for a visit today, as well as DT Sammie Hill, who is expected to sign a contract before he leaves.

After letting RB Javon Ringer step into free agency, the Titans have a need for a second string RB. They will also be looking to get bigger at the position. Ringer was a good back for the Titans, but his lack of size made it the wrong fit for the Titans. Johnson is the back that gets the big yards, but he needs a short-yardage back to complement his skill set. Ringer just wasn’t that guy.

Greene won’t be either. I’d be shocked to hear that the Titans had offered him a contract. Greene will be looking for more money than the Titans can part with, first and foremost, and the fact that Greene’s career has trended downward ever since his rookie year doesn’t make him that appetizing of an option. Here’s a brief look at his career stats, courtesy of

You could make the argument that Greene was a decent back when playing second fiddle to Thomas Jones in New York. I’d bite on that. Then again, he also dropped the ball enough times in few enough carries during that span of time that you get a little worried. That worry is also present after his most recent season, where he tied his career high of three fumbles.

The Titans should be eying a RB in the draft, where there seems to be a fine crop that should be available in the 3rd round, where the Titans should have an extra compensatory pick. It’d also be the cheaper route, which is something the Titans should be considering after investing so much of their space in OG Andy Levitre yesterday.

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  • Wside#44Grooms

    Really hope they take care of the RB need through the draft. There are several big guys that match what the Titans are looking for there. Especially with the compensatory pick. Greene had that one year spelling Jones then when they thought they had their guy he kindve made the FO look stupid. I guess I just regurgitated what you already said in the article haha. But I totally agree, we should stay clear of a costly free agent there. Go draft

    • Justin Stewart

      Ha ha ha. Yeah… Unfortunately, Jim Wyatt is saying the Titans are hoping to sign him when he comes in for the workout today…. Unfortunately.

  • Louis Almaguer

    Ringer wasn’t a good 2nd or 3rd stringer, we have been lacking at a running back

    since LenDale,White.

    • Justin Stewart

      I agree with the LenDale comment. Need a big guy to compliment Johnson. I still like Ringer, I just don’t think he fits the Titans scheme very well.

  • dboi

    Never liked greene either. If he comes in extremely cheap then watever but cj is the man we gotta get the oline to make him lanes

    • Justin Stewart

      Yeah. Latest news sounds like the Titans hope to sign him when he comes… Hopefully chump change.

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