Here from jsonline. As I said before, I’m not too bothered by this signing. If he were signed with the idea of making him the featured back, I’d be more concerned than him being signed to be the #2 or #3 back. Despite some fumbling issues over his career, Green is a guy who has averaged 4.5 ypc over his career. He is a hard runner defensive players don’t like to tackle – and despite his age, I’m guessing that characteristic probably hasn’t changed. While I would rather have signed or traded for a younger RB (because age at RB matters more than at other positions), I don’t think the addition of Green will hurt anyway.
One interesting thing to consider: in the last 2 weeks, the Packers have signed two former Packers (Tauscher and Green) who are old. While I know that we have needs at both RT and RB and that these two were signed primarily because of that, I would say it’s possible that TT and co may have finally succumbed to the consistent pressure applied by LeRoy Butler and others to bring about a better veteran/young guy balance to this team. Tauscher and Green are two very hard-working, admired guys in an NFL locker room, especially the Packers’ locker room, so I do wonder if signing these guys wasn’t just for help on the field.