The Titans have announced that they have released veteran running back Shonn Greene. The 29-year-old Greene was scheduled to earn $3,25 million this season, the last in a three-year deal he signed in 2013. He has not been particularly productive with 687 yards rushing and six touchdowns over the last two years combined after back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons with the Jets.
Titans running back Shonn Greene did not attend Tuesday's OTA practice, according to The Tennessean. "Obviously we'd like to have him here," Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "But he's a veteran. He knows how to get himself prepared." Greene told the Titans, Whisenhunt said, that he's unable to attend at the moment because he is the caretaker of a child. Greene ran for 392 yards and two touchdowns during the 2014 season.
Titans running back Shonn Greene pleaded guilty to lesser charges in relation to a driving-related arrest last October, according to The Tennessean. The report states Greene "plead guilty to failure to exercise due care and to parking in a handicap spot." As a result, Greene was ordered to pay a $655 fine. Charges that Greene was driving on a suspended license and resisting arrest were dropped. Authorities claimed Greene fled from officers twice — once when parking enforcement officer approached him to write a ticket for parking in a handicap spot and when police neared him in traffic for fleeing. Eventually, Greene turned himself into police for his role in the incident. Greene finished his second season with the Titans in 2014. He ran for 392 yards and two touchdowns.
After often playing second fiddle to rookie Bishop Sankey this season, Titans running back Shonn Greene operated as the feature back in the Week 17 loss to the Colts. Green ran 11 times for a season-high 94 yards, including a 52-yard gain in which he trucked Colts safety Mike Adams. Sankey rushed four times for 18 yards and was targeted once without a catch. Sankey finishes the year with just 569 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Greene is signed for one more year, while Sankey is under contract through 2017.
Titans running back Shonn Greene carried the ball just seven times Week 16 against the Jaguars. Greene took a backseat to Bishop Sankey during the contest, though neither did all that much on the ground. Greene gained 28 yards, good for a 4.0 yards per carry average. Greene was not involved in the passing game, and did not receive a target. He'll look for more Week 17 against the Colts.
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