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23 Shonn Greene RB
Height/Weight: 5-11/233 | Birthdate: 8/21/1985 | Birthplace: Sicklerville, NJ, USA | Team: Tennessee | College: Iowa | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 69/24 | Average Draft Position: 148.87
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Shonn Greene disappears from offense after first half


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Titans running back Shonn Greene led Tennessee in rushing for a second straight game Sunday against the Cowboys. However, he didn't get to make the same impact as he did in a Week 1 win against the Chiefs, as Tennessee lost 26-10 Week 2.

Greene, who rushed for 71 yards Week 1, was pretty effective in the first half, rushing for 40 yards on five carries. However, that is how his rushing line would finish, as he received no carries after halftime. The Titans did have to throw the ball a lot after halftime, as they needed to recover from a 16-point deficit.

Greene had no catches in the loss. Tennessee will be back in action Week 3 at Cincinnati.


Titans' RB situation remains a guessing game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) The Titans used four different running backs -- Shonn Greene, Dexter McCluster, Bishop Sankey and Leon Washington -- during a Week 1 win at Kansas City, with Greene leading the way with 71 rushing yards on 15 carries.

Though, the pecking order at running back appears to be a flexible situation heading into Week 2 against the Cowboys.

"We're going to have different personnel in and out and I think that's what's going to make this group special," McCluster said, per ESPN. "As far as me, we really don't have a set amount of carries, plays or touches. It's just kind of all how the game unfolds. It's how the game comes. With us really not knowing who's going to get in next, it keeps the defense in a frenzy, too."

Sankey didn't get his first carry until the third quarter Sunday. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said that wasn't the plan regarding the rookie running back.

"It just evolves," Whisenhunt said. "He could be in the first snap this week. It really depends on the plan and what we are doing. The thing that is important to me, it’s what he did when he went in it was how he played. I thought he did a nice job."


Titans to use four backs every week


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) The Titans' official website expects coach Ken Whisenhunt to continue splitting the workload among four running backs. In the Week 1 win at Kansas City, Shonn Greene got 15 carries, Dexter McCluster nine, Bishop Sankey six and Leon Washington two.

"The number of carries will vary per week depending on the situation of the game, but it is clear that all four guys will be a part of the Titans' game plan on a weekly basis," the website said.


Shonn Greene leads Titans in rushing Week 1


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Titans running back Shonn Greene was the team's leading rusher during a 26-10 win Week 1 at Kansas City. Greene finished with 71 yards on 15 carries -- both team highs.

His longest rush went 18 yards, but he had no catches or targets in the win. The Titans host the Cowboys Week 2.


Will Shonn Greene lead Titans' rushing attack Week 1?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Titans veteran running back Shonn Greene emerged from the preseason atop the unofficial running back depth chart for Tennessee heading into its Week 1 matchup at Kansas City. Greene totaled 81 rushing yards and one touchdown on 19 carries during the preseason.

Greene has faced the Chiefs just once in his career, but he has fond memories of that matchup. In 2011 with the Jets, Greene rushed for 129 yards and one touchdown, while adding three catches for 58 yards in a 37-10 rout of Kansas City.

Running backs did all right against the Chiefs in 2013. They averaged 18.1 Fantasy points per week, which included a playoff game against the Colts. For the season, running backs averaged 95.2 rushing yards and 42.4 receiving yards against Kansas City, but had much better success against them down the stretch. Over the final nine games, including the playoffs, running backs averaged 117 rushing yards and totaled eight eight rushing touchdowns.

Everyone is interested to see how first-year Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt will divvy up carries between Greene, rookie Bishop Sankey and Dexter McCluster. Because of the uncertainty of how many carries Greene will get, he is more of a flex option for deeper formats Week 1.


Shonn Greene retains grip on starting job


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Titans running back Shonn Greene played 12 first-half snaps in Saturday's win over the Falcons, compared to zero for rookie Bishop Sankey. Greene ran six times for 15 yards and was not targeted in the passing game.

Greene has run for 81 yards on 19 preseason carries (4.3 ypc).


Shonn Greene returns from knee injury


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Titans running back Shonn Greene, who injured his knee in Friday's game against the Saints, returned to practice Monday, reports the Tennessean.

Shonn Greene on knee: 'I'm good'


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Titans running back Shonn Greene has proclaimed his right knee healthy after leaving the Friday night preseason game in New Orleans with an injury. The knee has been a problem for Greene, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on it twice since hurting it in the 2013 season opener.

Greene, who aggravated it while fumbling in the second quarter against the Saints, placed ice on it thereafter while resting it on the bench. But he expressed positivity after the game, claiming it was merely hyperextended. "I don't think I did any damage," he told The Tennessean. "I'm good."


Shonn Greene departs preseason game with right knee injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Titans running back Shonn Greene left Friday's preseason game against the Saints in New Orleans with a right knee injury, the team announced.

Greene was having a solid game until he was hit hard by Kenny Vaccaro and lost a fumble late in the second quarter. He was treated by the medical staff before walking off the field under his own power. Greene has had two surgeries on right knee in the past year, which is a cause of concern for the Titans. He finished the game with nine carries for 51 yards. He was held without a catch despite being targeted once in the passing game.

Shonn Greene finds the end zone in first preseason game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Titans running back Shonn Greene earned the start and found the end zone during Saturday's preseason opener against the Packers.

Playing under a torrential rainstorm, Greene worked the first two drives with the first-team offense and ripped a 13-yard run for a touchdown on the final drive of the night. He finished with 20 yards on the ground and a touchdown on four carries.

Coach on Shonn Greene as starter: 'We had to list somebody'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt indicated that his initial depth chart at running back -- Shonn Greene as starter, followed by Dexter McCluster and rookie Bishop Sankey -- isn't exactly written in stone.

"We had to list somebody at one," Whisenhunt told The Tennessean. "We're rotating those guys, and he was the senior member. He came back and has worked hard. That's where we are right now."


Shonn Greene got the nod because of experience


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said Shonn Greene is the No. 1 running back because he's the most experienced, reports TitanInsider.com. On the team's initial depth chart, Greene was listed ahead of Dexter McCluster and rookie Bishop Sankey.

Titans pencil in Shonn Greene as starter


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Shonn Greene is the Titans' starting running back, according to the team's first depth chart. He's followed by Dexter McCluster, rookie Bishop Sankey and Leon Washington.

The depth chart contradicts the conventional wisdom that Sankey, the first back drafted, will end up leading Tennessee in carries.


Coaches want Shonn Greene to lose weight


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Titans coaches want running back Shonn Greene to lose 5-10 pounds, reports the Tennessean. Greene is coming back from arthroscopic knee surgery in May. He's listed at 5-11, 233 pounds.

The report did not say how much Greene weighs now.


Shonn Greene cleared to practice


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/25/2014) Titans running back Shonn Greene is expected to practice with the team for the start of training camp, reports ESPN.

The report says the team won't overextend him early. Greene is coming off knee surgery this offeason.

He is expected to compete for touches with Bishop Sankey and Dexter McCluster.


Titans could use committee approach in backfield


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/21/2014) Even though rookie running back Bishop Sankey is expected to "be the busiest back this season in terms of carries and production" for the Titans, the team could still use a running back by committee approach, reports the Tennessean.

The report says Sankey will share playing time with Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster. The Titans want Greene to be their power back in goal-line and short-yardage situations, and McCluster has to prove he's more than a specialty back and pass catcher.

The Tennessean recently projected Sankey for more than 1,200 total yards and seven touchdowns. Based on those projections, Sankey would have finished as a Top 20 Fantasy running back in 2013.


Shonn Greene must 'prove his worth' in training camp


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Running back Shonn Greene's roster spot is not 100 percent secure, reports the Tennessean. The Titans drafted Bishop Sankey in the second round and plan to use Dexter McCluster in the backfield too.

Cutting Greene, who was "underwhelming" last season, would save the team $2.3 million, the report said. Greene is rehabbing from another knee surgery and won't take part in OTAs, "so he'll need to prove his worth in camp," the paper said.


Shonn Greene recovering from knee surgery


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2014) Titans running back Shonn Greene had surgery on his right knee recently and will be held out of practice until training camp starts in late July, reports the Tennessean. It's the same knee he had arthroscopic surgery on last September, causing him to miss five games, the report said.

Greene's status as Tennessee's starter took another hit last week when the Titans drafted running back Bishop Sankey with the 54th overall pick.


Titans draft Chris Johnson replacement with Bishop Sankey


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/9/2014) With the No. 54 pick in the NFL Draft, the Titans selected running back Bishop Sankey from Washington. Sankey will help the Titans replace the departed Chris Johnson, who was released this offseason.

As a back who never missed a game for the Huskies, the 5-foot-10, 209-pounder has tremendous field vision, burst and quickness to go with understated strength and toughness.

He often ran in tight spaces and still picked up plenty of ground. He also has very good hands. Some teams might have shied away from Sankey because of his frame, others because of his workload as he had 595 carries and 58 catches over the last two seasons (25 games). But in those games he totaled 3,214 rush yards, 537 receiving yards and 35 total touchdowns.

The Titans will use Sankey in tandem with Shonn Greene, but he could become the starter right away depending on how the Titans use him as a rookie.


TItans GM: We're looking for a three-down back


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) The Titans plan to add a running back in the draft to team with Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster, and general manager Ruston Webster wants that pick to be an all-around back, reports ESPN.com. Tennessee released Chris Johnson on Friday.

"I think moving forward we're going to look for another back with just some all-around ability, with size and speed, some explosiveness and possibly one that could stay on the field all three downs," Webster said in a radio interview.


What's the Titans' plan at running back?


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) With the release of running back Chris Johnson, the Titans plan a committee approach in 2014, reports The Tennessean. Shonn Greene is "likely to see a big boost in his responsibilities," the report said. "Greene isn't a breakaway threat, but he's proven he can be a workhorse."

Dexter McCluster is expected to get more touches at running back after getting 20 combined carries the past two years in Kansas City. He'll be the primary receiving threat out of the backfield. Jackie Battle is a 6-2, 240-pounder who's see most of his snaps in short-yardage or goal-line situations, the paper said.

The Titans also have Leon Washington and likely will draft a running back, perhaps Auburn's Tre Mason, Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey or Washington's Bishop Sankey, the report said.


Report: Titans plan running back by committee


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) New Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt envisions a running back by committee this season, according to NFL columnist Dan Pompei. Assuming Chris Johnson is released, the committee presumably will feature Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster and possibly Jackie Battle or a rookie.

Shonn Greene staring at increased opportunities


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2014) With the Titans possibly set to release Chris Johnson, running back Shonn Greene could be in for a major increase in workload. Coach Ken Whisenhunt praised the 28-year-old Greene, who ran for more than 1,000 yards in 2011 and 2012 with the Jets.

"I like what I've seen out of him off the tape," Whisenhunt said, per NFL.com.

Greene got just 77 carries last season backing up Johnson. He missed five games due to knee problems.


Shonn Greene finishes season under 300 yards


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) Titans running back Shonn Greene flopped in Week 17 against the Texans, coming off his best performance of the season. Green rushed the ball just six times and managed to pick up only 10 yards, with a long carry of 4 yards, in a 16-10 win.

Greene missed five games this season due to a knee injury, but he likely would have seen his 1,000-yard season streak end either way. He finished with just 295 yards on 77 carries, with four touchdowns in 11 games. 


Shonne Greene looking for more carries


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2013) Titans running back Shonn Greene got his biggest workload of the season last week, and made it count. Should he expect something similar in Week 17 against the Texans?

Greene has been the second option in the running game all season long, but actually received more carries than Chris Johnson as the Titans pounded the ball away in a win over the Jaguars last week. The Jaguars have had the most carries by running backs against them this season, but the Texans aren't far behind; opposing backs are totaling 24.5 carries per game against Houston, the eighth-highest mark in the league.

Given the matchup against a team that struggles to score, the Titans could be relying on the running game a bunch yet again this Sunday. Greene is the second choice, but could have success against a team that allowed 17.8 Fantasy points per game to backs. Despite last week's breakout, Greene remains more of a low-end Fantasy option for Week 17.