BenJarvus Green-Ellis has left Eugene Parker and Roosevelt Barnes of Maximum Sports Management and signed with Joel Segal of Lagardère Unlimited. Earlier today, I noted that Barnes and Maximum Sports also recently lost Marvin Austin to Impact Sports. Segal and Lagardère earn the right to not only represent a talented runningback, but also a player who embraces his awesome nickname on Twitter.
Green-Ellis is currently a restricted free agent with the New England Patriots. He is part of an RB crew that includes Danny Woodhead, Shane Vereen (2011 NFL Draft pick #56 overall), and Stevan Ridley (2011 NFL Draft pick #73 overall). The Patriots tendered Green-Ellis at the 2nd round level before the NFL lockout began. Segal will undoubtedly be working the phones to see if any other teams will be willing to spend above the tender, which the Patriots will be entitled to match (if they so wish).
I see that Green-Ellis worked out at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida during the offseason. Ike Taylor of the Pittsburgh Steelers also worked out there, and he is also a Lagardère client. Perhaps he had some good things to say about Segal and his company while the two were training.