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Shonn Greene | Running Back

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 233
College: Iowa
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Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Shonn Greene is now at the weight the team wants him at.
The Titans asked Greene to lose 5-10 pounds, and the power back has done so while finally sustaining health in his troublesome right knee. "I think you're seeing the results in how he's running the football," Whisenhunt said. Through three preseason games, Greene has 19 carries for 81 yards and one touchdown while handling almost all of the early-down work with the first stringers. He'll enter Week 1 as a low-upside RB3/4, but Bishop Sankey will be pushing for a piece of the first-team pie eventually. Aug 25 - 8:19 AM

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Shonn Greene rushed six times for 15 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.

Greene started and handled all of the early-down work in base formations for the first-team offense, playing on 12-of-26 snaps in the first half. Of course, he was unimpressive despite running behind a plus offensive line while facing a poor Falcons' front seven. Through three preseason games, Greene has 19 carries for 81 yards with one touchdown and no catches. He's ahead of Bishop Sankey for now, but we doubt he'll be effective enough to hold that job for more than a few weeks. Greene doesn't have much upside as a RB3/4 despite his starting and goal-line roles.
Aug 23 - 9:24 PM

Shonn Greene (knee) suited up for Monday's practice.

Greene's Friday "injury" was just a tweak. Greene's biggest preseason concern remains rookie Bishop Sankey seizing chairman duties of the Titans' committee. Unless all you're looking for is potential touchdowns, Greene is a weak RB3/4 in re-draft leagues.
Aug 18 - 1:37 PM

The right knee Shonn Greene injured Friday night is the same one he had arthroscopic surgery on twice in the last 12 months.

Greene downplayed the reported hyperextension, saying he didn't think he did any damage. But this is a joint that he originally injured in Week 1 last year and never really recovered. Greene had to get it scoped in the middle of OTAs. The recurring nature of the issue is a boost to the volatile stock of Bishop Sankey.
Aug 18 - 10:07 AM

Shonn Greene suffered a hyperextended knee in Friday night's preseason game.

Greene should be considered day to day. The injury is to the same knee that Greene had two surgeries on last year. Bishop Sankey will likely get an extended look with the first team in practice this week.
Aug 16 - 12:14 AM

Shonn Greene suffered a right knee injury in Friday night's preseason game.

Greene fumbled after taking a hit from Kenny Vaccaro in the second quarter and had to be helped off the field. He finished with nine carries for 51 yards before exiting. It's concerning because Greene has undergone two arthroscopic knee surgeries since last year's season opener. If Greene misses time, it could create an opportunity for Bishop Sankey to overtake him on early downs.
Aug 15 - 9:35 PM

Shonn Greene started Saturday night's preseason opener against the Packers.

Greene had four carries for 20 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown where he went untouched into the end-zone. He played with the first team over rookie Bishop Sankey, and got all of the work between the tackles. Greene was removed on third downs for Dexter McCluster. It's possible the Titans could use a committee with Greene, McCluster and Sankey this season. Greene is the favorite for short-yardage and goal-line snaps.
Aug 9 - 9:16 PM

Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Shonn Greene is his No. 1 back right now because he's the most experienced.

Whisenhunt filled out his initial depth chart based mostly on seniority. Therefore, Greene is on top, followed by Dexter McCluster and then rookie Bishop Sankey. The chart is mostly meaningless, but it won't squash RBBC concerns in Tennessee. Greene is a pounder and Sankey does his best work in space.
Aug 6 - 12:40 PM

The Titans want Shonn Greene to lose 5-10 pounds.

Greene — never anyone's definition of "light" — must have gotten extra bulky as he recovered from his May knee scope. The Nashville Tennessean speculated in May that Greene's roster spot might not be secure. The fact that his coaches are publicly calling out his weight could support that. Greene averaged an anemic 3.83 YPC last season. All that being said, all Greene really needs to do to stick around is show better than Jackie Battle in camp. It's not a tall task.
Jul 28 - 1:08 PM

Shonn Greene has been cleared for training camp following his May knee scope.

Greene has twice undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in less than a year, but he recovered quickly and is poised to vie for carries with rookie Bishop Sankey. As is, the Titans appear to be tentatively planning on a three-man backfield with Greene as the short-yardage and early-down pounder, Sankey as the all-purpose lead back, and Dexter McCluster in the passing-back role.
Jul 25 - 2:21 PM

The Tennessean believes Shonn Greene's roster spot is not 100 percent safe.

Beat writer Jim Wyatt emphasizes that he's heard no buzz Greene could be cut, but allows the possibility. He's scheduled to earn $2.3 million this season, is coming off a 3.83 YPC season and has undergone two right knee surgeries in the last nine months. Still, the Titans' other "big back" option to complement Bishop Sankey is Jackie Battle. Greene will be given every opportunity to handle the short-yardage work.
May 26 - 11:07 AM

Shonn Greene recently underwent surgery on his right knee and will miss all of the Titans' post-draft OTAs.

The Nashville Tennessean's Jim Wyatt says Greene should be back for training camp, but he is going on age 29 and this is Greene's second right knee surgery since last September. Greene reportedly "complained of soreness and suffered some knee swelling" during the Titans' recent three-day minicamp. Greene's absence sets up rookie Bishop Sankey to grab the Titans' backfield reigns.
May 11 - 6:40 PM

Titans GM Ruston Webster said the team was looking to add a back with "all-around ability."

The Titans are a lock to pick a running back during the draft, perhaps even as early as the second round. Arizona RB Kadeem Carey, Auburn RB Tre Mason, and West Virginia RB Charles Sims all fit the "all-around" mold and should be available in the middle rounds. Whoever the Titans choose will be given a strong opportunity to earn the better half of a split with veteran plodder Shonn Greene.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 5 - 10:58 AM

New coach Ken Whisenhunt plans to install a running back by committee approach this season.

We already know the identity of two members of the committee. Incumbent Shonn Greene will be the early down pounder and newly signed Dexter McCluster is going to play the passing back, Danny Woodhead role. We'd also expect the Titans to use one of their mid-round draft picks on a running back. Whisenhunt already knows Greene is not a true NFL feature back.
Apr 3 - 10:35 AM

New Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said he likes what he's seen out of Shonn Greene on tape.

With Chris Johnson almost certainly getting his walking papers, Greene is penciled in as the Titans' starter. And Whiz seems fine with that even though the bowling ball shaped ex-Jet has averaged a pedestrian 4.01 YPC over the last four seasons and battled knee issues last year. Ideally, the Titans will add talent to compete with Greene via the draft and/or free agency. But for now, we can't rule out a two-down plus short-yardage role.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 24 - 11:42 AM