Buzz: Jets Claim RB Alex Green?

Based on this tweet from Alex Green’s agent, it looks like the former Packers running back is on his way to the Jets.

Bent, TheJetsBlog.com

The 25-year old Green is 6’0″ and 225 pounds and was a former third round pick of the Packers. After playing sparingly as a rookie, he ran for 464 yards last season and caught 18 passes, but averaged just 3.4 yards per carry. He rushed 21 times for 72 yards in preseason and also returned a couple of kicks. The former Hawaii running back ran a 4.45 forty at the 2011 scouting combine. Green did suffer an ACL tear in 2011 and reportedly hasn’t looked the same since.

It seems likely that this puts Kahlil Bell’s roster spot in jeopardy. Green is not practice squad eligible, so releasing him and sneaking him onto the Jets’ practice squad is not an option.