by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (6/17/2013) The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that through the Packers OTA workouts and minicamp practices that running back Alex Green started and finished as the No. 1 back ahead of rookies Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin.
Green healthy, ready to compete
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/15/2013) The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Packers running back Alex Green still has designs on starting this season even though Green Bay added rookies Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin. "Last year, I didn't do anything too good in the running game," Green said, "so I think it was a great thing for us to get back out there, make a step in the draft and help the team win football games." The report says maybe Green is at peace because he's finally healthy after a torn ACL suffered seven games into his rookie season in 2011. Last offseason, Green hurried back from the injury - prematurely, he admits now - to compete for carries in training camp. He did earn an on-again, off-again role as the team's No. 1 back. But by December the knee was sore and swollen and Green finished the 2012 season on the sideline. At no point, Green said, was he 100 percent last season. "No, I wasn't, I wasn't," Green said. "I came back, I got close to it, but once I got close, then I had a couple setbacks. I was never really quite where I wanted to be, but I made great strides in the off-season. I'm definitely getting ready for this year."
Green came back too soon
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/24/2013) The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that Packers running back Alex Green might have rushed back too soon from his torn ACL in 2011. Green led the team in rushing in 2012 with 464 yards, but he averaged only 3.4 yards per carry. After suffering a torn ACL last season, Green returned in time for training camp, but wore down late in the season. Green sat out for a week after sustaining a concussion against Chicago on Dec. 16. The inactivity led to scar tissue developing in the surgically repaired knee and limiting him to one special teams snap over the teams last four games. It probably did. Im sure it did, running backs coach Alex Van Pelt said when asked whether Greens early return led to him wearing down late. He did a great job getting back for camp. He was limited all through camp and really into the opening part of the season he was limited in practice reps, so that right there tells you it wasnt 100 percent. His knee wasnt completely healed, so him battling through that Im sure had something to do with it breaking down toward the end of the season.
Green remains sidelined
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (1/12/2013) Despite being listed as probable after getting through the week of practice, Packers running back Alex Green was inactive for Saturdays Division playoff game against the 49ers. The return of James Starks pushed Green out of the teams running back rotation.
Not easy being Green recently
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (1/5/2013) Packers running back Alex Green failed to register a carry for the second consecutive game during Green Bay's 24-10 victory over Minnesota in an NFC Wild Card game Saturday night. Green, who was active for the contest after being considered probable with a minor knee injury, watched DuJuan Harris earn the start and finish with 17 carries for 47 yards. Harris was one of five Packers players to record a carry against the Vikings.
Green ready for playoff run
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (1/5/2013) Green Bay running back Alex Green is active for the team's Wild Card matchup against Minnesota after shaking off a minor knee issue. Green was listed as probable on the team's injury report after he practiced in full throughout the past week. He is expected to split carries with Ryan Grant and DuJuan Harris in the Packers' crowded backfield.
Green looks like he'll go vs. Vikings
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/4/2013) The Packers listed running back Alex Green as probable for Saturday's game vs. Minnesota along with rusher James Starks as questionable. Green's knee has kept him on the injury report but he's practiced in full all week. Starks hasn't played in weeks after suffering what is believed to be a bone bruise in his knee.