The Texans released two veterans, RB Ahman Green and LB Morlon Greenwood, on Tuesday, likely signaling the end of their careers in Houston.
Green spent two injury-plagued seasons with the Texans, ending both on injured reserve after signing with the team as a free agent before the 2007 season. Green was limited to six games in 2007 by a knee injury and was held to eight games in ’08 by knee and foot injuries. The 11-year NFL veteran began the season as the starter but played in just seven more games the rest of the season in a backup role because of his injuries and the emergence of rookie RB Steve Slaton.
Green, 31, has six 1,000-yard seasons — including five straight from 2000 to 2004 — and 73 career touchdowns.
Greenwood started 10 of his 15 games at weakside linebacker for the Texans in 2008, but he lost time to rookie Xavier Adibi. A former third-round draft pick by the Miami Dolphins in 2001, Greenwood signed with the Texans in 2005. He started 47 games during his first three seasons in Houston and posted a career-best 118 total tackles in 2007, second-best on the team behind DeMeco Ryans.