Raiders looking at running back

The Oakland Raiders - with LaMont Jordan the current starting running back - have been looking into the services of another tailback.

SilverandBlack.com has confirmed that the Raiders have inquired about the services of Ahman Green - a nine-year veteran that has spent the last seven seasons in Green Bay.

Green has rushed for over 1,000 yards in six of the last seven seasons, missing out in 2005 after ending up on injured reserve becuase of a serious leg injury.

Last season, Green played in 14 games and rushed 266 times for 1,059 yards, a 4.0 average. He also added 46 receptions and has caught 40 or more passes in six of the last seven years.

Green met with the Denver Broncos on Friday, will meet with the Houston Texans and the Raiders could be next, although no official visit has been scheduled.

The Packers also remain in the hunt and Green is 45 yards shy of Jim Taylor's franchise rushing record of 8,207 yards, and has told team officials he prefers to remain in Green Bay.

His free-agent tour — which will include a visit to the zone-blocking Houston Texans, whose offensive coordinator is former Packers coach Mike Sherman — could be a way of finding his worth before the Raiders determine if it is even worth their time to meet him.


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