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Ahman Green Retires As A Packer

Ahman Green

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.

Godspeed, Ahman.

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7 Comments

  1. Nate August 11, 2011

    Class act and a solid Packer. Enjoy life after football Ahman.

  2. iltarion August 11, 2011

    Among the Jim Browns, Eric Dickersons, and Earl Campbells as one of the best combos of power and speed to ever play football. A pure joy to watch run with the football.

  3. Madcity Packer Fan August 11, 2011

    Very solid! Enjoy life man!

  4. Chas August 12, 2011

    One of the Great Packers of this era. BatMan!

  5. Xavier August 12, 2011

    Legend!!

    Starks will probably overtake his numbers i reckon :)