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Alex Green | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
College: Hawaii

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Jets released RB Alex Green.
The Jets have dumped both Green and Daryl Richardson, leaving only Bilal Powell behind Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory. Green, a third-round pick of the Packers in 2011, has a pitiful 3.42 YPC average on his 149 career carries. Sat, Aug 30, 2014 12:08:00 PM

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The Jets confirmed RB Alex Green has not been cut.

Green hinted in a tweet he was cut following the Jets' acquisition of RB Daryl Richardson, but on Saturday the Jets confirmed he was still with the team. With seven running backs currently on New York's roster, Green is unlikely to be a Jet when the 2014 season begins. He may not even last until training camp.
Sat, May 17, 2014 11:13:00 AM

Jets RB Alex Green rushed five times for 14 yards in Sunday's Week 3 win over the Bills.

The Jets ran a season-high 41 times on Buffalo, and Green saw snaps because Chris Ivory suffered an early-game hamstring injury and did not return. If Ivory sits out at Tennessee in Week 4, Green could get another five or so touches.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 09:06:00 PM

Jets claimed RB Alex Green off waivers from the Packers.

Green averaged just 3.4 YPC on 135 attempts last season, and he didn't show much this preseason. The former third-round pick just hasn't looked the same since tearing his ACL in his rookie year of 2011. Green will slide in as the Jets' No. 3 back, ahead of Kahlil Bell and behind Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 01:19:00 PM

Packers waived RB Alex Green.

Even with DuJuan Harris (knee) out for the year and fourth-round rookie Johnathan Franklin struggling mightily, Green can't stick. The former third-round pick couldn't return to form after an October 2011 ACL tear, managing a paltry 3.43 YPC on 135 rushes last season. For now, the Packers will roll with only James Starks, third-down protector John Kuhn and Franklin behind potential workhorse Eddie Lacy. It's rumored they could add KR/RB Joe McKnight off the street.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 02:55:00 PM

Packers RB Alex Green "continues to hear his name discussed in trade talks."

Even with Eddie Lacy inactive, Green played with the second and third teams in Friday's preseason opener, managing 16 yards on seven runs. With Lacy and Johnathan Franklin locked into roster spots, the Packers may only end up keeping one of Green and James Starks. They could conceivably part with both.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 04:28:00 AM

Alex Green has handled Packers first-team tailback reps with Eddie Lacy nursing a hamstring tweak.

James Starks has been second in line, with rookie Johnathan Franklin holding down third-string duties. The Packers appear to view Green and Starks as superior early-down backs to Franklin, who looks ticketed for a situational passing-back role. Green and Starks are quite possibly vying for one roster spot.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 01:04:00 PM

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Alex Green and James Starks have "been more impressive" than rookies Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin early in Packers camp.

We wouldn't read too much into it. Veteran courtesy has had Green and Starks running with the first team, where it's easier to stand out. Lacy and Franklin weren't drafted to sit the bench behind two backs who've had plenty of chances and done little with them. Provided they don't face-plant in preseason, Lacy and Franklin are still the best bets to lead Green Bay in touches.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 10:37:00 PM

Alex Green opened training camp as the Packers' starting running back Friday, but James Starks took the first rep Saturday.

The Packers are going to work all of their backs into the mix with the first-team offense, so we wouldn't read much into this at all. Green -- who ran with the "ones" throughout the spring -- and Starks are likely getting the nod ahead of rookies Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin based solely on experience.
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 09:54:00 AM

One NFL personnel boss believes the Packers may shop Alex Green toward the end of training camp.

They won't be able to expect much for the 2011 third-round pick, who through two NFL seasons has suffered a torn ACL and averaged a paltry 3.44 yards per carry. GM Ted Thompson would have to be willing to accept a late-round pick for Green. "They have trade material," said the personnel chief. "Green, not (James) Starks." Starks is more likely to be released outright.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 11:02:00 PM considers rookies Johnathan Franklin and Eddie Lacy the only Packers running backs locked into roster spots.

Reporter Mike Spofford also lists DuJuan Harris as someone who "excited" the coaching staff last season. In other words, Alex Green and James Starks are likely competing for one roster spot, if that. Green says he learned a lot during his dicey return from a torn ACL last season. "My aiming point through the holes, the reads, watching the safety rotations. Just slowing the game down a little bit and letting the game come to me and being patient." Green and Starks are both facing an uphill battle.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 05:00:00 PM

Alex Green started and finished OTAs as the Packers' No. 1 running back.

May and June depth-chart decisions are often made on experience. While we wouldn't completely give up hope of Green developing into a plus NFL contributor, there's little doubt he's a long shot to open the season as Green Bay's starter. Green remains in the mix of a five-way competition that also includes Eddie Lacy, DuJuan Harris, Johnathan Franklin, and James Starks.
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 06:59:00 PM

Alex Green says he was never 100 percent last season after returning from his October 2011 ACL tear.

Green was worn down to the point that he was scratched for Green Bay's Divisional Round loss to the 49ers. "I came back, I got close to it, but once I got close, then I had a couple setbacks," Green said. "I was never really quite where I wanted to be, but I made great strides in the off-season. I'm definitely getting ready for this year." Perhaps as low as fourth on the depth chart, Green could be a candidate for trade or release in training camp.
Tue, May 14, 2013 10:34:00 PM

Per the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, RB Alex Green "remains mostly out of the mix" in the Packers' backfield.

Green is no threat to feature back DuJuan Harris or backup Ryan Grant. He's not hurt, but he's "worn down" thanks in part to last year's ACL reconstruction. The Journal-Sentinel says "the coaches feel he hasn't looked as explosive as earlier in the season."
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 09:11:00 AM

Packers OC Tom Clements insists RB Alex Green still has a role in the offense.

Green hasn't played a single snap the last two games. If he has a role, it's to be ready in case new starter DuJuan Harris goes down with an injury. With James Starks (knee) close to returning, Green could end up tumbling to fourth on the depth chart.
Mon, Jan 7, 2013 11:13:00 AM

Depth Charts

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QB1Ryan Mallett
2Seth Lobato
3Tim Tebow
4Ryan Lindley
5Stephen Morris
6Bryan Bennett
7Phillip Sims
8Jerry Lovelocke
9Chandler Harnish
10Chase Rettig
11Josh Freeman
12Cody Fajardo
13Shane Carden
14R.J. Archer
15Pat Devlin
16Jake Waters
17Jake Heaps
RB1Joseph Randle
2Dri Archer
3LaMichael James
4Trent Richardson
5Cyrus Gray
6Isaiah Pead
7Zurlon Tipton
8Bryce Brown
9Storm Johnson
10Josh Harris
11Montee Ball
12Pierre Thomas
13LaVance Taylor
14Mack Brown
15Keshawn Hill
16Lache Seastrunk
17Kenneth Harper
18Jawon Chisholm
19Bronson Hill
20Jerome Smith
21Michael Dyer
22Daniel Thomas
23Jeremy Stewart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Erik Lorig
3Joe Don Duncan
4Austin Johnson
5Henry Hynoski
6Trey Millard
7Brad Smelley
8Jordan Campbell
9Toben Opurum
10Emil Igwenagu
11Zach Boren
12Kiero Small
13J.C. Copeland
14Joey Iosefa
15John Conner
16Brandon Cottom
WR11Preston Parker
2Greg Little
3Kris Durham
4C.J. Goodwin
5Chandler Worthy
6Michael Bennett
7Douglas McNeil
8Jacoby Ford
9Josh Morgan
10Cobi Hamilton
11Tevin Reese
12Aldrick Robinson
13Armon Binns
14Reggie Dunn
15Ryan Spadola
16Zach D'Orazio
17Kenzel Doe
18Solomon Patton
19Antwan Goodley
20Ricky Collins
21Terrelle Pryor
22Jarrett Boykin
23Damian Williams
24Nick Harwell
25Vincent Brown
26Carlton Mitchell
27Deon Long
28DaVaris Daniels
29G.J. Kinne
30Lance Lewis
31Josh Stewart
32Josh Harper
33Titus Davis
34Marquez Clark
35Travis Labhart
36Donatella Luckett
37Tyler McDonald
38Ezell Ruffin
39L'Damian Washington
40David Porter
41DeAndre Carter
WR21Ace Sanders
2Denarius Moore
3Austin Pettis
4Tandon Doss
5Onterio McCalebb
6Rico Richardson
7Emory Blake
8Walter Powell
9A.J. Jenkins
10Damaris Johnson
11Saalim Hakim
12Joe Morgan
13Ryan Broyles
14Mike Brown
15Marcus Lucas
16Jordan Leslie
17Devon Wylie
18Daniel Rodriguez
19James Butler
20Josh Lenz
21Bernard Reedy
22Ryan Lankford
23Damarr Aultman
24Rasheed Bailey
25Issac Blakeney
26Vince Mayle
27Milton Williams III
28DeVier Posey
29Jimmie Hunt
30Devante Davis
31Michael Preston
32Phil Bates
33Clyde Gates
34Ryan Whalen
35Tom Nelson
36Levi Norwood
37Trindon Holliday
38Reggie Bell
39LaRon Byrd
40Demetrius Wilson
41Josh Reese
42Trevor Harman
43Paul Browning
44Juron Criner
45Shane Wynn
TE1Dante Rosario
2Justice Cunningham
3Kyle Miller
4Anthony McCoy
5Mickey Shuler
6Orson Charles
7Chase Dixon
8D.J. Williams
9Chase Coffman
10Adrien Robinson
11Sean McGrath
12Brian Leonhardt
13Alex Smith
14David Paulson
15Jimmay Mundine
16Steve Maneri
17Gerell Robinson
18Brandon Barden
19Jacob Maxwell
20Jake Murphy
21Ryan Taylor
22Brett Brackett
23Michael Egnew
24Dan Light
LT1David Foucault
LG1Taylor Boggs
C1Jacques McClendon
RG1Shelley Smith
2Jarvis Harrison
K1Josh Scobee
2Kyle Brindza
3Brandon Bogotay
4Michael Palardy
5Carey Spear
6Billy Cundiff
7Andrew Furney
8Mike Meyer
9Ty Long
10Justin Manton
11Corey Acosta
12Patrick Murray
13Tom Obarski
14Giorgio Tavecchio