To help an offensive backfield ravaged with injuries, the Green Bay Packers dipped into their past on Wednesday, signing running back Ahman Green.
Green, who has been out of the league since Feb. 10 when the Texans released him, replaces DeShawn Wynn, whose season is over after being placed on injured reserve with a knee injury. Fullback Korey Hall (calf) is currently sidelined for the Packers and RB Brandon Jackson is playing with a hurt ankle after missing the first four games.
Green played seven seasons (2000-06) in Green Bay, which included four consecutive Pro Bowl appearances (2001-04). He began his career in Seattle (1998-99) and also played two seasons in Houston (2007-08).
The Texans signed Green to a four-year, $27 million contract in 2007, but the running back played in only 14 games over two years in Houston because of injuries.
With 8,162 career rushing yards with the Packers, Green needs 46 more yards to surpass No. 1 Jim Taylor (8,207) and become the franchise’s all-time leading rusher.