Dec 8, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Shonn Greene (23) runs for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Titans’ Shonn Greene’s roster spot is not 100 percent safe?


The Tennessee Titans made the hard decision to let running back Chris Johnson go, unable to justify his high salary in an era when running backs aren’t making big bucks. He has since signed with the New York Jets, and the Titans added Dexter McCluster in free agency and drafted Bishop Sankey to pair with Shonn Greene.

And the Tennesseean thinks Greene’s roster spot could be in jeopardy if he doesn’t step up, but added that they haven’t heard any buzz that things are headed that direction.

From the Tennesseean:

This much is known: Greene was underwhelming in 2013, and he recently had a second knee surgery. He’s scheduled to earn $2.3 million in 2014, and that’s not chump change. The Titans drafted Bishop Sankey, and the team plans to use Dexter McCluster in the backfield. A big back is on board in Jackie Battle, and undrafted rookie Antonio Andrews of Western Kentucky is no slouch. Greene won’t take part in the OTAs, so he’ll need to prove his worth in camp.

To make matters worse, Greene recently underwent surgery on his right knee and will miss all of the Titans’ post-draft OTAs. That means he’ll have to really focus on impressing in training camp or else he could drop down the depth chart and potentially be cut.

Greene signed a three-year, $10 million deal with the Titans last offseason, and then rushed for 295 yards and four touchdowns during the 2013 campaign.

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