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Packers need a back after Green signs with Texans

Mar. 5, 2007
Running back Ahman Green picks up yardage against the Chicago Bears on Dec. 31 in Chicago, which turned out to be Green's final game with the Packers. He agreed to a free-agent deal with Houston on Sunday. Dan Powers/Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers
Running back Ahman Green picks up yardage against the Chicago Bears on Dec. 31 in Chicago, which turned out to be Green's final game with the Packers. He agreed to a free-agent deal with Houston on Sunday. Dan Powers/Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers
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The Green Bay Packers will be looking to a thin free-agent crop, a possible trade or more likely the draft to find a lead running back to team with Vernand Morency as a one-two halfback tandem.

Ahman Green on Sunday agreed to a four-year, $23 million contract with the Houston Texans that includes about $8 million in first-year pay and $12.5 million to $13 million in the first two years, according to a source familiar with the deal.

That's above the limit Packers General Manager Ted Thompson was willing to pay Green, and thus the 10th-year pro is headed to the Texans, whose offensive coordinator is ...

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