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Shonn Greene | Running Back

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 233
College: Iowa
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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

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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.
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.
Feb 24 - 11:42 AM

Shonn Greene rushed for ten yards on six carries in Week 17 versus Houston.

Greene wasn't involved in the passing game. He missed Weeks 2 through 6 after undergoing a knee scope but came back and did a decent job as Chris Johnson's backup and Tennessee's goal-line and short-yardage back. Greene finishes the season with 295 yards and four touchdowns on 77 carries. Greene, 29 next August, signed a three-year deal with the Titans last March and will likely be back to fill the same role in 2014. Who he'll back up remains a question.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 06:31:00 PM

Shonn Greene rushed 19 times for 91 yards in Sunday's Week 16 win over the Jaguars.

Greene took on a bigger role after being limited to three carries last week. He got an entire drive to himself in the second quarter and was used in all short-yardage situations over Chris Johnson. Greene's biggest play was a 29-yard power run in the second half and he converted on a goal-line carry for his only touchdown from one-yard out. The Titans will finish off the regular season against Houston in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 04:39:00 PM

Shonn Greene managed four yards on three carries in Tennessee's Week 15 loss to Arizona.

The entire Titans run game was bottled up against Arizona's stout run defense, leaving scraps for Greene behind starter Chris Johnson. Greene can safely be dropped from fantasy rosters for Week 16.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:17:00 PM

Shonn Greene rushed nine times for 46 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 14 loss at Denver.

The Titans manufactured two goal-line chances early. Greene immediately came on the field for both of them, converting the first but getting stuffed on the second. Chris Johnson ended up punching that one in. Later in the second quarter, Greene busted through a hole on the left side for a 28-yard touchdown run, his longest scamper of the season. It's clear the power back is going to get some series to himself and most goal-line looks, but he won't be a flex option against the Cardinals' elite run defense in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 07:59:00 PM

Shonn Greene managed 39 yards on ten carries and caught a one-yard pass in the Titans' Week 13 loss to the Colts.

The Titans worked in Greene for specific possessions on a sporadic basis, "changing the pace" behind Chris Johnson. Greene only has fantasy value as a handcuff or low-ceiling stash. He is not a standalone flex option.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 04:21:00 PM

Shonn Greene rushed four times for 15 yards in Sunday's Week 12 win at Oakland.

Greene got two series to himself, but otherwise watched from the sideline as Chris Johnson failed to break tackles. Since returning from his knee injury four games ago, Greene is averaging just 6.2 carries for 21.2 yards with one touchdown.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 07:44:00 PM

Shonn Greene rushed three times for 10 yards in Tennessee's Week 11 loss to the Colts.

Greene wasn't targeted in the passing game. Greene was also held without a goal-line carry, as Chris Johnson cashed in scores of 30 and seven yards. With just 21 carries for 70 yards and a touchdown in three games since returning from his knee injury, Greene is hard to bill as even a desperation FLEX option, especially with CJ2K finally playing some competent football.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 12:30:00 AM

Shonn Greene rushed nine times for 22 yards and caught three passes for ten yards in the Titans' Week 10 loss to the Jaguars.

Game flow killed the Titans' running game, as the Jaguars jumped out to an early lead and never relinquished it. This forced Tennessee to throw more often than it wanted. Greene will continue to be a decent weekly bet for goal-line scores, though he's nothing more than a flex option and carries little value in PPR. The Titans will face the Colts in Week 11.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 05:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Jake Locker
2Charlie Whitehurst
3Zach Mettenberger
4Tyler Wilson
RB1Bishop Sankey
2Shonn Greene
3Dexter McCluster
4Antonio Andrews
5Leon Washington
GLB1Shonn Greene
2Bishop Sankey
3RB1Dexter McCluster
2Bishop Sankey
FB1Jackie Battle
2Collin Mooney
WR11Kendall Wright
2Michael Preston
3Derek Hagan
4Brian Robiskie
5Rico Richardson
WR21Nate Washington
2Justin Hunter
3Marc Mariani
4Isaiah Williams
5Jaz Reynolds
WR31Justin Hunter
TE1Delanie Walker
2Craig Stevens
3Taylor Thompson
4Dorin Dickerson
5Jason Schepler
K1Maikon Bonani
2Travis Coons