Jets News

Report: Shonn Greene to Have Suitors in Atlanta and Denver

By Alan Schechter

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

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.