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10 months ago

The Jets claimed RB Alex Green off waivers.  He was released by the Packers yesterday.  The 2011 3rd-round pick is averaging just 3.4 yards per carry through 2 pro seasons.  He also averaged just 3.4 this preseason. Green has had trouble staying healthy since tearing an ACL in October of 2011.  But he'll have a chance to earn playing time in New York behind Chris Ivory.  The uninspiring Bilal Powell currently sits 2nd on the depth chart.  RB Mike Goodson is suspended for the first 4 games of the season.  We wouldn't be surprised if Green made a fantasy impact at some point this year, but he isn't worth rostering right now.

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10 months ago

The Packers have released RB Alex Green. The move comes 2 years after the 3rd-round pick ended his rookie season with an ACL tear.  He failed to impress when given starting opportunities last year and apparently failed to show coaches anything more this summer.  We'll see if the 25-year-old catches on anywhere else.  His departure at least removes some clutter from a Green Bay backfield now clearly led by RB Eddie Lacy.

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Packers RB Alex Green admits that he rushed back from his 2011 torn ACL this past season. He was never at 100%. "I came back, I got close to it, but once I got close, then I had a couple setbacks," Green said. "I was never really quite where I wanted to be, but I made great strides in the off-season. I'm definitely getting ready for this year." Green appeared in 12 games last year, averaging a miniscule 3.4 yards per carry. He was scratched for the Packers' playoff loss to the 49ers. With Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin added to the backfield, Green will be fighting for a roster spot with DuJuan Harris and James Starks. All 3 guys are off the fantasy radar at this point.

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The Packers don't believe RB Alex Green was ever at 100% this past season after suffering a torn ACL in September of 2011.  "He was limited all through camp and really into the opening part of the season he was limited in practice reps, so that right there tells you it wasn’t 100 percent," RBs coach Alex Van Pelt said. “His knee wasn’t completely healed, so him battling through that I’m sure had something to do with it breaking down toward the end of the season.”  Green actually led Green Bay in rushing in 2012 -- but that was with just 464 yards on a 3.4-yard average.  We're not ready to throw in the towel here yet though.  Green should regain explosion as he puts that knee injury further behind him.  And he has a good chance to open 2013 as the Packers' lead back.  Cedric Benson is a free-agent, James Starks can't stay healthy, and DuJuan Harris is better suited to a change-of-pace role.  Of course, the Green Bay backfield hasn't exactly been a source of much fantasy value lately.  It hasn't produced a top-25 RB since 2009.

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1 year ago

Packers RB Alex Green (concussion) is active for today's game against the Vikings.  He'll operate in a timeshare with RBs Ryan Grant and DuJuan Harris.

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1 year ago

Packers RB Alex Green (concussion) put in a full week of practice and is probable for Sunday's game against the Vikings.  He'll work in a committee attack with Ryan Grant and DuJuan Harris.  Green is a shaky RB3 or flex in fantasy.

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1 year ago

Packers RB Alex Green (concussion) did not receive medical clearance for today's game against the Titans.  According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, RB Ryan Grant will draw the start for Green Bay.  RB DuJuan Harris figures to be plenty involved, though, and RB John Kuhn could play on passing downs.  There doesn't figure to be much fantasy value here.  We just updated our projections for the Packers backfield.

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Packers WR Alex Green (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans. He didn't practice all week, but the team is hoping to get him medically cleared before game time. We wouldn't count on it. If Green sits out, RBs DuJuan Harris, Ryan Grant, and John Kuhn are expected to split backfield duties. None of them are recommended fantasy plays.

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1 year ago

Packers RB Alex Green (concussion) was held out again on Thursday.  He hasn't even been cleared to practice -- let alone play against the Titans this weekend.  Fantasy owners need to be looking elsewhere for Week 16.  We're not expecting Green to play.

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1 year ago

Packers HC Mike McCarthy revealed that RB Alex Green has a concussion.  He reportedly didn't start to show symptoms until after last weekend's game against the Bears.  McCarthy is "encouraged" that Green will be ready for this Sunday, but that's far from a lock.  We'll continue to track his status.  If Green can't go, RBs Dajuan Harris and Ryan Grant would likely split backfield duties for the Pack.

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1 year ago

Packers RB Alex Green (shoulder) is active for today's game against the Rams.  He put in a full practice on Friday, and the shoulder isn't expected to be an issue.  Green will once again serve as the Packers' lead back.

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1 year ago

Packers RB Alex Green (shoulder) was limited in practice all week but is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Rams.  No one in or around the organization has expressed any concern about that shoulder.  Green will continue to serve as Green Bay's lead back this weekend.

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Packers RB Alex Green averaged just 3 yards per carry in his first NFL start last week.  But he toted the rock 22 times and displayed some nice burst and power.  Meanwhile, RB James Starks saw just 5 carries -- and they all came in garbage time.  HC Mike McCarthy confirmed that Green will continue to carry the load going forward.  "Alex Green will be our lead running back," McCarthy said Monday. "I see the games as we move forward reflecting the game we just played. That will be our approach. I was very pleased with Alex Green."  Don't expect him to see 22 carries most games, but Green has plenty of fantasy value as the lead back on a high-scoring offense.

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