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Howard Green
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No. --     Free Agent
Nose Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-01-12) January 12, 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth: Donaldsonville, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 340 lb (154 kg)
Career information
College: Louisiana State
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 6 / Pick: 190
Debuted in 2002 for the Baltimore Ravens
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Free Agent
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2011
Tackles     96
Sacks     1.0
Forced fumbles     4
Stats at NFL.com

Howard Green, Jr. (born January 12, 1979) is an American football nose tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the sixth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana State.

Green has also played for the Baltimore Ravens, New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, New York Jets, and the Green Bay Packers

Professional careerEdit

Houston TexansEdit

Green was drafted by the Houston Texans in the sixth round of the 2002 NFL Draft.

Baltimore RavensEdit

Green signed with the Baltimore Ravens. He played just one game and without recording a single stat.

New Orleans SaintsEdit

Green signed with the New Orleans Saints. He played with team for 2 seasons. He played 18 games and started 12 games all in 2004.

Seattle SeahawksEdit

In 2007 Green signed with the Seattle Seahawks. He played 18 games and recorded 28 tackles and one sack during his tenure.

First stint with the JetsEdit

He signed with the New York Jets for the 2009 season.

Washington RedskinsEdit

Green was signed to a one-year deal by the Washington Redskins on April 19, 2010.[1] It was expected that he would compete for the starting job at nose tackle[1] however, Green was released from the Redskins on September 4, 2010.[2]

Second stint with the JetsEdit

On September 15, 2010, following a season-ending injury to Kris Jenkins, the New York Jets resigned Green to back-up new starter Sione Pouha.[3] Green was waived by the team on October 26, 2010.[4]

Green Bay PackersEdit

Green was claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers on October 27, 2010.[5] Green was signed in an effort to boost the Packers' injury-depleted roster. He was an assistant specialist with fellow nose tackle B.J. Raji and the 4-3 defense. In Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Green was able to hit Ben Roethlisberger's arm forcing an interception that was returned for a touchdown. The Packers eventually won the game 31-25 and it was their first Super Bowl victory since 1996.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Green has two daughters, Da'ja, and Gabrielle, and a son, Howard III.

Green is the cousin of free agent DE Jarvis Green and former NFL WR Skyler Green.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wilson, Aaron (April 19, 2010), "Source: Howard Green signs with the Redskins", NationalFootballPost.com (National Football Post), archived from the original on October 26, 2010, http://www.webcitation.org/5tmAFSJmM, retrieved October 26, 2010
  2. Fitzgerald, Gary (September 4, 2010), "Redskins' Roster At 53 After Parker, 18 Others Released", Redskins.com (Washington Redskins), archived from the original on October 26, 2010, http://www.webcitation.org/5tm9ige9p, retrieved October 26, 2010
  3. Wilson, Aaron (September 15, 2010), "Jets sign Howard Green to two-year deal", NationalFootballPost.com (National Football Post), archived from the original on October 26, 2010, http://www.webcitation.org/5tm9QH337, retrieved October 26, 2010
  4. Cimini, Rich (October 26, 2010), "Jets make roster moves", ESPNNewYork.com (ESPN.com), archived from the original on October 26, 2010, http://www.webcitation.org/5tm8xWVpl, retrieved October 26, 2010
  5. Biggs, Brad (October 27, 2010), "Packers claim NT Howard Green off waivers from Jets", NationalFootballPost.com (National Football Post), archived from the original on October 28, 2010, http://www.webcitation.org/5toay5xqE, retrieved October 28, 2010
  6. Prada, Mike (February 6, 2011), Super Bowl XLV: Former Redskin Howard Green Causes Packers Interception, Touchdown, sbnation.com, http://dc.sbnation.com/washington-redskins/2011/2/6/1978983/nick-collins-interception-touchdown-howard-green-superbowl-xlv, retrieved February 6, 2011
  7. "Green Bay Packers: Howard Green". Packers.com. http://www.packers.com/team/roster/Howard-Green/4c319c04-faa2-4128-8d3f-bae2e68d3214.

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