Surgery setback not death-blow for Greene

May, 12, 2014
May 12
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Shonn Greene wasn’t a very effective running back for the Tennessee Titans in his first year with the team.

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His three-year, $10 million free-agent contract had been a surprise. Then he hurt his knee in the season opener at Pittsburgh, missed five games and never really got going.

Per Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, the knee swelled and became problematic again after the recent voluntary minicamp, and Green has had another scope.

Greene will be out until camp.

Second-round draft pick Bishop Sankey, out of Washington, will also miss organized team activities because NFL rules don't allow a player to participate if his school is still in session.

That means Jackie Battle, Leon Washington and undrafted rookie Antonio Andrew from Western Kentucky will get plenty of chances during 10 OTAs. Tulane’s Orleans Darkwa, who is from Nashville, will get a tryout look at the team’s upcoming rookie minicamp.

Greene remains a curious signing -- his work with the Jets didn’t demand the sort of contract the Titans gave him.

But he’s in a new offense and has two years to prove he's worth it. I don’t know the details of what’s wrong with Greene's knee. But generally speaking, two knee scopes don't equate to death.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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