Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons to court Shonn Greene
He'd be a solid RB on a good offensive team. If he's smart he goes to one of the said teams.
This offseason, the Denver Broncos reportedly are in the market for a tailback with size this offseason. The Atlanta Falcons need a power back to replace Michael Turner, who is expected to be a salary-cap casualty with a $6.9 million pay day on the horizon.
"Spies" at the NFL Scouting Combine tell ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini that impending free agent Shonn Greene is expected to draw interest from both clubs next month.
Despite a 2012 season that looks underwhelming on the surface, Greene has been generating some "buzz" at the combine. A closer look reveals that Greene finished in the top 15 among NFL backs in attempts, rushing yards and rushing touchdowns while splitting carries with Bilal Powell in the second half of the season.
With much-publicized cap woes and a new direction on offense, the Jets are closing the books on the Greene era. He'll be taking his "ground and pound" talents to a new city, perhaps with a Super Bowl contender like the Broncos or Falcons.