FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Former New York Jets running back Shonn Greene is recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery and won't play Sunday for the Tennessee Titans when they face his old team in Nashville.
"I know this one meant a lot to him," Titans coach Mike Munchak said Wednesday.
Munchak said Greene is "something special" and hopes to give him 10 to 15 touches per game when he returns, perhaps next week. Greene was the Jets' leading rusher in 2011 and 2012, but he was a free agent and was part of the mass exodus that marked the Jets' offseason.
They parted ways with 11 starters, but take a closer look: Only four of 11 played last week for their new teams: guard Matt Slauson (Bears), defensive tackle Mike DeVito (Chiefs), safety Yeremiah Bell (Cards) and cornerback Darrelle Revis (Bucs). Three were injured -- safety LaRon Landry (Colts), tight end Dustin Keller (Dolphins) and Greene. Two are out of football (nose tackle Sione Po'uha and linebacker Bryan Thomas) and two retired (guard Brandon Moore and linebacker Bart Scott). Their most famous non-starter, quarterback Tim Tebow, also is out of football.
Maybe the Jets didn't lose as much as most people thought.
ICYMI: Tough times for the cornerback position. Rookie Dee Milliner, benched in Week 2, injured a hamstring Wednesday in practice. The team provided no details. ... Coach Rex Ryan has seen the light. No longer married to ground-and-pound, he's willing to live on the edge with a rookie quarterback. ... Santonio Holmes said he's still not 100 percent. Anybody surprised? ... Yes, the Jets are going through with the push-ups thing. Owner Woody Johnson dropped and knocked out 30.