With the New York Jets starring at a bleak salary cap position before the start of the 2013 season, some changes are going to have to be made with the current roster. It appears that Shonn Greene, playing in the final year of his rookie contract is likely done in New York according to ESPN New York.
I have never been enamored with Green as a running back. He lacks an exception burst and seems to hesitate too much before hitting holes. He is coming off his worst season in four years posting his career lowest yards per carry average, 3.8 yards. Greene did score a career high in touchdowns with eight, and just managed to cross the 1,000-yard rushing mark on a career high 276 carries.
This move should come as little surprise. Greene had just two runs over 20 yards this season and the Jets are likely to move forward with a platoon of Joe McKnight and Bilal Powell. It’s also possible that the Jets could add another running back through the NFL Draft in April.