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.