Dec 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets running back Shonn Greene (23) runs against the Buffalo Bills during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Shonn Greene to Have Suitors in Atlanta and Denver

The day that a lot of Jets fans have been waiting for may arrive very soon.

According to Jets beat reporter Rich Cimini, there will be a market for Shonn Greene.  Rich reported yesterday that when Greene hits the open market, he is expected to receive interest from the Atlanta Falcons and the Denver Broncos.

The Falcons are likely to release Michael Turner to save $6.9 million in salary cap room, and they will need a bruising type running back to pair up with Jacquizz Rodgers.

The Denver Broncos, behind Willis McGahee, have an unsettled backfield, and Greene could do a better than average job of solidifying their group.

Many fans have had enough of Shonn Greene, as he never reached that explosive potential that he showed in the 2009 playoffs, especially againt the San Diego Chargers.  He did put up a career high in yards (1,063) and TDs (8), but he didn’t average four yards per carry, never makes anyone miss, and just has stopped fitting in the Jets plans.

We still have some time before the free agency period opens up, but this is a good sign, especially for the legions of fans that would crave to see Shonn Greene in a different uniform.

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  • John Szeligowski Jr.

    I always liked him and I almost feel like he would do better on a team with a good offensive line coach that could better see what his strengths are. I think he’s still evolving as a back. When he finally got a chance to run full time (which I thought should have come way earlier) it took until the beginning of last year for him to find out that his head first approach to running was going to send him running for aspirin every week. After getting sent straight to queer street by an opposing linebacker’s chest, there was a noticeable difference in his aggressiveness and he seemed to adjust pretty positively after a couple of games and picked his holes much better. Whether we lose him or not I think his best is yet to come…

    • TheJetPress

      Very fair John. I have never hated the guy either, I just don’t think he will fit well in a West Coast style of offense.