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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Black and Blue all over: Green to Packers?

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert

In the middle of a busy Tuesday evening in the NFC North, rumors started flying that Green Bay had signed tailback Ahman Green to replace injured backup DeShawn Wynn. The report originated with radio station 1250-AM, but by the end of the night no deal had been announced.

Still, Greg A. Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports there are indications that a deal could be forthcoming. Two players told the newspaper that Green told them a deal was in place. Meanwhile, linebacker Nick Barnett said on his Twitter feed that he saw Green in the Packers locker room on Tuesday. Green’s workout was on Monday.

I’ve heard a lot of consternation about this potential move -- considering Green’s age (32), history of knee injuries and the fact that he hasn’t received much interest around the NFL since Houston released him last winter. But let’s accept it for what it is: A short-term fix for an injury situation.

The Packers aren’t looking for Green, Dominic Rhodes or anyone else to take over for starter Ryan Grant. They just want a little more credibility on the depth chart.

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