Ahman Green Retires As A Packer
Running back [intlink id=”584″ type=”category”]Ahman Green[/intlink], who played last season in the UFL, has decided to call it a career and did so as a member of the Green Bay Packers.
The Packers signed Green, their all-time leading rusher, to a one-day contract Thursday and he announced his retirement with a press conference at Lambeau Field.
Green rushed for 8,322 yards in his Packers career and made four Pro Bowls. He finished his NFL career playing two seasons for the [intlink id=”275″ type=”category”]Houston Texans[/intlink] before returning to the Packers for the 2009 season.
Green was acquired from the [intlink id=”147″ type=”category”]Seattle Seahawks[/intlink] in 2000 in what was perhaps one of Ron Wolf’s best trades. Wolf fleeced former coach [intlink id=”180″ type=”category”]Mike Holmgren[/intlink] by dealing cornerback Fred Vinson for Green and a fifth-round pick.
Vinson tore his ACL playing basketball prior to the 2000 season and never played another NFL snap.
Green, meanwhile, racked up six 1,000-yard seasons in Green Bay, including an 1,883-yard, 15-touchdown campaign in 2003.
Green will join the Big Ten Network as a sideline reporter this fall.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.