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Shonn Greene to be courted by Broncos, Falcons?

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"Spies" at the NFL Scouting Combine tell ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini that impending free agent Shonn Greene is expected to draw interest from both teams next month.

Despite a 2012 season that looks underwhelming on the surface, Greene has been generating some "buzz" at the combine. A closer look reveals that Greene finished in the top 15 among NFL backs in attempts, rushing yards and rushing touchdowns while splitting carries with Bilal Powell in the second half of the season.

Although Greene managed a paltry per-carry average of 3.9 yards, that number jumped to 4.23 with an average of 88 scrimmage yards per game from Week 6 through the end of the season. His 2012 game film is noticeably better than Turner's.

With much-publicized cap woes and a new direction on offense, the Jets are closing the books on the Greene era. He'll be taking his "ground and pound" talents to a new city, perhaps with a Super Bowl contender like the Broncos or Falcons.

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