Shonn Greene RB TEN 3 weeks ago1 Comment

Greene was released by the Titans on Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.

Greene was expected to attend a mandatory three-day minicamp that starts Tuesday, after missing all of voluntary OTAs. It's unclear whether his absence from OTAs affected this decision, but even if he'd stuck with the team through training camp, he would have faced an uphill battle to make the final roster. The Titans save more than $3 million by releasing Greene, so it's somewhat surprising the move didn't happen months ago. Bishop Sankey is the favorite to lead the Tennessee backfield, with David Cobb and Dexter McCluster likely in supporting roles. Greene, meanwhile, will probably need to compete for a roster spot wherever he may land.

Shonn Greene RB TEN 3 weeks ago

Greene will be released by the Titans on Tuesday, The Tennessean reports.

Greene was expected to attend a mandatory three-day minicamp that starts Tuesday, after missing all of voluntary OTAs. It's unclear whether his absence from OTAs affected this decision, but even if he'd stuck with the team through training camp, he would have faced an uphill battle to make the final roster. The Titans save more than $3 million by releasing Greene, so it's somewhat surprising the move didn't happen months ago. Bishop Sankey is the favorite to lead the Tennessee backfield, with David Cobb and Dexter McCluster likely in supporting roles. Greene, meanwhile, will probably need to compete for a roster spot wherever he may land.

Shonn Greene RB TEN 3 weeks ago1 Comment

Greene is expected to attend the Titans' mandatory three-day minicamp on Tuesday, despite being absent from OTAs up to this point, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports.

Greene comes into minicamp behind 2014 second-round pick Bishop Sankey on the depth chart, and missing voluntary workouts certainly hasn't helped the veteran make up any ground. The Titans also drafted running back David Cobb in the fifth round this offseason, meaning Greene will have plenty of competition for touches in Tennessee's backfield. The 29-year-old had only one catch in 13 games in 2014, so his fantasy value this coming season -- assuming he makes the Titans' final roster -- will be minimal if he doesn't end up claiming a significant portion of the team's rushing workload.

Shonn Greene RB TEN 1 month ago

Greene was absent from the first day of Tennessee's organized team activities Tuesday, The Tennessean reports. OTAs are voluntary, so the veteran is well within his rights not to show up.

Green told team officials he was absent because he is the primary caretaker of a child. He's facing a tough battle this summer just to hold onto a job, so it behooves him to get on the field. Bishop Sankey sits atop the depth chart while the Titans selected running back David Cobb in the fifth round of the draft.

Shonn Greene RB TEN 2 months ago

The Tennessean suggests that Greene's roster spot could be in jeopardy following the team's selection of David Cobb in the recent NFL draft.

It's a notion echoed by ESPN.com, though the veteran running back -- who has been away from the team's voluntary organized team activities to attend to a family matter -- remains slated to participate in the Titans' mandatory minicamp, which runs from June 16-18. With Bishop Sankey still atop the team's RB depth chart, Greene could well be squeezed out by Cobb, a fellow big back, assuming the rookie is able to stay healthy in advance of the 2015 season.

Shonn Greene RB TEN 6 months ago1 Comment

Greene had 11 carries for 94 yards in Sunday's loss to the Colts.

Greene led the team in carries and his 52-yard run that accounted for a bulk of his rushing yards would have led the team on its own. Greene still has one year left on the three-year contract he signed in March 2013, though with Bishop Sankey expected to take on a bigger role in 2015, Greene's fantasy prospects for next season are rather limited.

Shonn Greene RB TEN 7 months ago

Greene carried seven times for 28 yards in Thursday's 21-13 loss to the Jaguars.

One week after Greene handled most of the work, Bishop Sankey took 14 carries for 44 yards, while Leon Washington posted a 7-62-1 receiving line. While it's possible that Greene could see more touches in Week 17 against the Colts, there's little upside to be had in this committee, and Sankey appears to be the better bit for the season finale.

Shonn Greene RB TEN 7 months ago

Greene had 16 carries for 50 yards in Sunday's loss to the Jets. He also caught one pass for 13 yards.

Greene was inactive last week, but saw lots of work Sunday against his former team, while rookie Bishop Sankey was not used much, rushing for just eight yards on three carries. It remains to be seen how much work Greene will get Thursday at Jacksonville, although the matchup is favorable.

Shonn Greene RB TEN 7 months ago

Greene is inactive for Sunday's game against the Giants.

He'll take a seat this week after recording just two carries for zero yards in Week 13, with the Titans' Week 14 rushing attack slated to be headed by Bishop Sankey and Dexter McCluster, with Antonio Andrews also in the mix.

Shonn Greene RB TEN 7 months ago

Greene had six carries for 15 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Eagles.

Bishop Sankey continues to lead the backfield, though his 10 carries for 37 yards were hardly impressive. In addition, Sankey lost a fumble, and Greene scored on a two-yard run in the second quarter, showing that he's very much in a vulture-role near the goal-line. Greene's fantasy upside is therefore very dependent on scoring touchdowns, something that isn't likely to happen unless the Titans get in close. Up next is a Week 13 matchup against a Texans defense that has allowed only five rushing touchdowns this season.