With family obligation in Miami, Shonn Greene not with Titans for OTAs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Titans running back Shonn Greene is entering the third year of a three-year $10 million contract that has produced minimal results for the team.

I've been among those who presumed he won't be on the roster when the season starts, and the fifth-round selection of big back David Cobb from Minnesota provides an even better alternative that the youngster already in house, Antonio Andrews.

But at this point it seems Greene will be given a chance to re-establish himself in camp.

While Ken Whisenhunt has said he's please with the attendance at organized team activities, which is not required, Greene has not been with the team.

Greene will join the team for its mandatory work, a minicamp that runs June 16-18.

My understanding is that Greene is helping care for a three-week old son in Miami and spoke to the organization about the need to handle his family responsibility at this time.

I certainly respect the priority and don't know any of the details of his situations.

With Cobb on the roster, so long as he's healthy, I think it'll be hard for Greene to be on the roster when the regular season rolls around.

He's due a $3.25 million base and would leave behind only $833,000 in dead money if he's cut.