Ahman Green Is Probably Hitting Himself

Early in September 2008, I covered Ahman Green‘s decision to restructure his contract for less guaranteed money.  At the time, I felt that his agent made a smart move in suggesting that Green restructure.  Hindsight is 20/20, though, and it looks like it was the wrong decision.  Ahman was supposed to make $3.8 million last year before changing the terms, but ended up making much less by not hitting the proposed benchmarks.  Green will also never see the $4.8 base salary he was expecting in 2009, because the Texans just let him go.

Ahman Green could not brush off the injury bug and the Texans found a solid running back in Steve Slaton.  Why keep Green on the roster, eating $6.5 million in cap space for 2009?  Good luck to Ahman in trying to find a team that will give him a contract that has anything more than a marginal base salary laden with multiple benchmarks.

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  • Joe Stuckel

    I’m glad you brought this back up. Good job to follow up on past commentary. I wish more writers did that.

    Anyways, I didn’t like the move back then. If you check the comments on that original article, you’ll see why I was cautious about his move .

    It was a risk and it didn’t work out.