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Ahman Green gone from the Pack

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croixeyes

Just read on the NFL sports network ticker Green just signed with the Houston Texans.Do the Pack have someone else to run the ball for them?

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outdoor ran

Good question? Can't believe they got rid of Green, Godo, and Davenport in the last year. That leaves Morency-sp I guess. Some people have the Pack taking a RB with there fisrt pick. Have to wait and see.

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Bluegills1512

Technically Ran, the pack didn't get rid of Green, he was a UFA (Unstricted Free Agent) so he could talk to any team he wished to play for or whatever team was offereing him the best contract. I am suprised that the Packers didn't put the franchise tag on him to keep him in Green Bay. But then there could be conflict between the player and the organization just like in Chicago right now with LB Lance Briggs and the Bears organization. Sounds like Briggs is one pissed of guy right now with the Bears placing the franchise tag on him to keep him in Chicago, but he wants to play elsewhere it sounds, so he is asking for a trade.

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outdoor ran

bluegills, getting rid of him by not giving him a new contract- same thing. He's pretty worn down anyway. I think it was the right move.

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Technically Ran, the pack didn't get rid of Green, he was a UFA (Unstricted Free Agent) so he could talk to any team he wished to play for or whatever team was offereing him the best contract. I am suprised that the Packers didn't put the franchise tag on him to keep him in Green Bay. But then there could be conflict between the player and the organization just like in Chicago right now with LB Lance Briggs and the Bears organization. Sounds like Briggs is one pissed of guy right now with the Bears placing the franchise tag on him to keep him in Chicago, but he wants to play elsewhere it sounds, so he is asking for a trade.


If the Pack would have franchised him and didn't get a long term deal worked out he would have been guarenteed 6.99 million next year. WAY TOO MUCH for a 30 year old back who isn't what he used to be. Also, he was looking for a 4 year deal and the Packers didn't want to go that far out. We are very thin at RB right now, but I think we will take care of that in the draft, free agency, or maybe even a trade.

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Green&Gold

Yup, a great player who loved being a Packer, never complained, went about business quietly and got the job done. No doubt he will be in the Packer's HOF. That said, the organization probably made the right move, or non-move, as it were. It just wouldn't have been smart to re-sign him to a multi-year deal in the range of what he was looking for. He is getting up there, and this, combined with his repaired quad and asthma, prevented him from lining up for more than 2 snaps in a row.

Good luck Ahman, and I hope you prove the Packers wrong!

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mnwild

I can maybe see them signing Jamal Lewis if the price is cheap enough or maybe even Travis Henry which would be more of an ideal back for the Packers offense, can catch out of the backfield.

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I can maybe see them signing Jamal Lewis if the price is cheap enough or maybe even Travis Henry which would be more of an ideal back for the Packers offense, can catch out of the backfield.


Henry has signed with Denver, so that option is no longer.

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united jigsticker

I guess when you fumble the ball alot, you don't complain about still getting carries.

One year it was his elbow pads. Then he changed them, fumbles stopped. Then it was his elbow pads the next year. He forgot I guess.

Then it was hayfever the next season. He took some Clariton and the ball stuck in his arms better because he wasn't wiping snot off his face.

Last season he didn't fumble because Brett Favre asked him not to. That guy's pretty influential. Maybe he should ask himself to not throw the ball on a rainbow and watch it get picked off.

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genegodawa

Ok now, UJ....not a Favre fan are you?

This just in: Favre has asked that UJ not post any negative comments about him (and since he is so influential......)

Nyuk, nyuk.

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united jigsticker

No, actually, I like Favre. And his bullet passes (though I would NOT wanna be at the other end of one)

I am also happy he is coming back for another season. I actually like that he's not afraid to throw the ball up for grabs, makes for entertaining football.

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lookincalifornia

i keep hearing marshawn lynch is gonna be a packer. possible cal backfield reunion

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