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noa
03-04-2007, 05:51 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2787723

Green bolts Packers to join Texans

By Len Pasquarelli
ESPN.com

In a move that figures to have ramifications for several tailbacks who are available either in free agency or via trade, the Houston Texans on Sunday evening reached a contract agreement in principle with Ahman Green.

Details of the contract were not immediately available.

Green, 30, visited with Houston officials over the weekend and the club moved quickly to strike a deal that addresses one of its biggest offseason priorities. Of all the tailbacks who are available, Green, despite his age, was targeted by Houston coaches.

The nine-year veteran, who has played the past seven seasons for the Green Bay Packers, is coming off a 2006 season in which he re-established himself as a top runner. Green missed all but five games in 2005 because of a quadriceps injury, but started 14 contests in 2006 and rushed for 1,059 yards and five touchdowns on 266 carries.

It marked the sixth time in seven seasons that Green had rushed for 1,000 yards.

For his career, the former Nebraska star has carried 1,871 times for 8,491 yards and 54 touchdowns. He also has 350 receptions for 2,710 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Senior writer Len Pasquarelli covers the NFL for ESPN.com.

Mr. Laz
03-04-2007, 05:51 PM
can he stay healthy

Count Alex's Wins
03-04-2007, 05:51 PM
Shit. There goes my bait-and-switch thread. Oh well.

Chiefs Pantalones
03-04-2007, 05:53 PM
I'm glad they got him instead of the Donkeys.

jspchief
03-04-2007, 05:57 PM
I'm glad they got him instead of the Donkeys.I would have loved to see Broncos fans try to explain away Green's fumble problems.

Good RB but he has serious fumble issues.

noa
03-04-2007, 06:00 PM
He had 1400 total yards and 6 TD last season. Not bad, but you know he's going to miss at least a game or two every season due to injury. Plus, as jspchief mentioned, he's got fumbling problems.

Chiefs Pantalones
03-04-2007, 06:00 PM
I would have loved to see Broncos fans try to explain away Green's fumble problems.

Good RB but he has serious fumble issues.

He's still a productive RB though, which is why I'd rather the Texans have him.

Although, this probably means the Broncos will sign Henry now.

morphius
03-04-2007, 06:11 PM
I would have loved to see Broncos fans try to explain away Green's fumble problems.

Good RB but he has serious fumble issues.
They have had no problem with trying to defend Plummer as a real QB, so this would be nothing new to them...

Cave Johnson
03-04-2007, 06:39 PM
The Texans continue to collect GB RBs. First the Nigerian Nightmare Part II, now Batman.

el borracho
03-04-2007, 08:57 PM
The Saints are laughing!

Sure-Oz
03-05-2007, 01:17 AM
What about Domanick Davis?

chagrin
03-05-2007, 06:23 AM
so now they've got an aging, ailing RB who fumbles the ball too much, behind the worst O-Line in the NFL - yikes!

Mile High Mania
03-05-2007, 06:32 AM
What about Domanick Davis?

He changed his name...

Hydrae
03-05-2007, 07:50 AM
So they don't draft Bush with the number pick last year but they grab 2 Packer RBs since then. And yes,what about Dom Davis? Oh, and don't forget about Dayne too. The one game they let him start he went off then the next week he is back on the bench. I don't get what the Texans think they are doing.

rad
03-05-2007, 08:04 AM
What about Domanick Davis?

I wondered the same thing, so I did a little research and it seems he's gonna be a goner:

http://www.texanstalk.com/cgi-bin/forums/YaBB.pl?num=1172708870

noa
03-05-2007, 12:30 PM
I just saw the details of the deal: 4 years, $23 million.
Looks like the Donkeys will have to fork over some money of they are going to get Henry. I'm sure that Henry's agent has seen these numbers.

StcChief
03-05-2007, 12:32 PM
These RB numbers don't bode will for future talks if any with Chiefs/LJ.

Mile High Mania
03-05-2007, 12:33 PM
I just saw the details of the deal: 4 years, $23 million.
Looks like the Donkeys will have to fork over some money of they are going to get Henry. I'm sure that Henry's agent has seen these numbers.

Hmmm... you think he has the Internet? Damn.

noa
03-05-2007, 12:37 PM
Hmmm... you think he has the Internet? Damn.

Just a guess. Its all the rage these days.

Mecca
03-05-2007, 12:37 PM
Just for the record Mike Sherman is the OC in Houston and they run the same offense so that probably explains it.