With Chris Johnson getting rest and Chris Ivory out with a rib injury,
Green led the team with 29 yards on seven carries in the preseason opener against the Colts Thursday as he battles for a backup job.
The report says two of them likely won't make the team, but figuring out the carries could be tough. Johnson averaged 18 rushes per game in his six seasons with the Titans. Ivory averaged 12 per game last season as the Jets' leading rusher. Powell averaged 11 last season. That's a total of 41 rushes for their top three backs.
"Everybody’s goal is to put wins on the board," said Johnson. "We’re not really worried about the carries, who's going to play this down and that down. We’ve all just got one focus and that’s winning."
After tweeting that it was time to "move on" last week, running back
"When I tweeted that out, I didn't know that we had signed anybody already," Green said Thursday according to the Newark Star-Ledger. "I was talking about more of a personal matter. I kind of had to put my foot in my mouth about tweeting personal things, which I shouldn't do."
Green went on to admit that it will be hard for him to make the Jets roster this summer, particularly after the team signed Chris Johnson and picked up Daryl Richardson off waivers.
Green later deleted the tweet but Newsday had evidence of the original tweet.
"Time to officially move on, life goes on regardless. #blessed" Green wrote.
Green hasn't scored in three NFL seasons.
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