* HOUSTON* - The Houston Texans have agreed to a contract with unrestricted free agent RB Ahman Green, it was announced today.
Green (6-0, 218) is the first free agent signed by the Texans in 2007. He was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round (76 th overall) of the 1998 draft. He spent the first two years of his career in Seattle, where he ran for 329 yards and a touchdown, before being traded to Green Bay in 2000.
Last season, Green rebounded from a leg injury that ended his 2005 season and ran for 1,059 yards and five touchdowns for the Packers. The former University of Nebraska star holds the Green Bay record for total yards from scrimmage, gaining 10,870 of his 11,201 career yards as a Packer, and most 1,000-yard seasons, with six.
Green played under current Texans offensive coordinator Mike Sherman with the Packers and has been one of the most productive backs in the league over the last seven years. A four-time Pro Bowl selection with Sherman as the head coach, Green has rushed for 8,162 yards and 53 touchdowns since 2000.
Green, a native of Omaha, Neb., finished his collegiate career as the second-leading rusher in Nebraska history with 3,880 yards and 42 touchdowns and helped lead the Cornhuskers to a pair of national championships.