When the Green Bay Packers needed an emergency running back last October, they signed veteran Ahman Green. It took Green most of two weeks to get into playing shape before he could give the Packers the help they needed.
Should the Packers or anyone else desire another go-around in 2010, Green will be ready to hit the ground, er, running. His decision to sign with Omaha of the United Football League will have him in midseason football shape when the NFL might come calling.
The UFL was smart to schedule its season to end in mid-November, a time when NFL teams are often looking for injury fortifications to their roster. One of the allures for signing up is to be in position to offer immediate help.
In case you missed this transaction, Omaha is coached by former Packers offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski.