Green, Packers agree on deal

Running back reportedly to get one-year contract

Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com reported tonight that Ahman Green and the Green Bay Packers have agreed to terms of a new one-year deal. Green was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent tonight.

Terms of the contract were not immediately available, but the Packers reportedly are willing to pay Green about $2 million in 2006, plus about $3 million in incentives based on his production.

Green, 29, is ahead of schedule as he recovers from a torn quadriceps tendon injury that he sustained last October against the Minnesota Vikings. Though it is uncertain if he will be ready to participate in training camp, the Packers apparently are convinced that he will be able to contribute in 2006.

Green, the most productive runner in the NFL from 2000-'04, when he gained 6,848 rushing yards, is coming off a five-year, $17 million contract extension he signed in 2001.

Samkon Gado, signed as a street free agent last October, emerged as the team's leading rusher. Gado will enter training camp as the team's No. 2 running back behind Green, and possibly the starter if Green is not ready to go by the start of the season.


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