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Pending free agency, health creating concern at RB

The Packers and Ravens are among the teams that will face uncomfortable predicaments at running back when the season ends.

Updated: October 28, 2005, 1:34 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com
So, you want to play general manager for a day, do you? Well, then, put yourself behind the desk of Ted Thompson of Green Bay or his Baltimore counterpart, Ozzie Newsome, and start trying to determine exactly what to do about your team's unsettled running back situation beyond this season.

Thompson and Newsome aren't the only personnel chiefs with question marks dangling over their backfields for 2006. Their cohorts in Indianapolis (retain Edgerrin James or allow him to walk), Seattle (ditto with Shaun Alexander), Philadelphia (big money for a guy who gets as few carries as does Brian Westbrook?), and the New York Jets (with Curtis Martin suddenly looking all of his 32 years), among others, also face tough decisions in the backfield after this year.

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