Howard Green, Jr. (born January 12, 1979 in Donaldsonville, Louisiana) is a defensive tackle who currently plays for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the sixth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana State.
Green was drafted by the Houston Texans in the sixth round of the 2002 NFL Draft.
Green signed with the Baltimore Ravens. He played just one game and without recording a single stat.
New Orleans SaintsEdit
Green signed with the New Orleans Saints. He played with team for 2 seasons. He played 18 games and started 12 games all in 2004.
In 2007 Green signed with the Seattle Seahawks. He played 18 games and recorded 28 tackles and one sack during his tenure.
First stint with the JetsEdit
He signed with the New York Jets for the 2009 season.
Green was signed to a one-year deal by the Washington Redskins on April 19, 2010. It was expected that he would compete for the starting job at nose tackle however, Green was released from the Redskins on September 4, 2010.
Second stint with the JetsEdit
On September 15, 2010, following a season-ending injury to Kris Jenkins, the New York Jets re-signed Green to back up new starter Sione Pouha. Green was waived by the team on October 26, 2010.
Green Bay PackersEdit
Green was claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers on October 27, 2010. Green was signed in an effort to boost the Packers' injury-depleted roster. He was an assistant specialist with fellow nose tackle B.J. Raji in the 3–4 defense. In Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Green was able to hit Ben Roethlisberger's arm forcing an interception that was returned for a touchdown by Nick Collins. The Packers eventually won the game 31–25.