Alex Green RB NYJ 3 Months2 Comments
The Jets confirmed RB Alex Green has not been cut.
Alex Green hinted in a tweet he has been released 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 the Jets' roster, Green is still unlikely to be a Jet when the 2014 season begins.
Alex Green RB NYJ 3 Months
Jets waived RB Alex Green.
Alex Green RB NYJ 11 Months
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.
Alex Green RB NYJ 12 Months
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.
Alex Green RB NYJ Aug 10 '13
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.
Alex Green RB NYJ Aug 08 '13
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.
Alex Green RB NYJ Jul 30 '131 Comment
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 on the bench behind two backs who have had plenty of chances and done little with them. Provided they don't face-plant in the preseason, Lacy and Franklin are still the best bets to lead Green Bay in touches.
Alex Green RB NYJ Jul 27 '13
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.
Alex Green RB NYJ Jul 20 '13
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.
Alex Green RB NYJ Jul 02 '13
Packers.com 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. It means 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.