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Shonn Greene on the bubble with Tennessee Titans?

Is Shonn Greene fighting for his roster spot with the Titans?

Plugged-in beat writer Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean noted Monday that the veteran running back could find himself the odd man out even after the team parted ways with Chris Johnson.

It's far from an outrageous notion. Especially with Greene coming off two right knee surgeries over nine months and set to make $2.3 million this season. Cutting the sixth-year runner would shave roughly $1.7 million off Tennessee's salary cap.

New coach Ken Whisenhunt watched last year's game film and promptly cited running back as a draft need before using the No. 54 overall pick on Washington's Bishop Sankey, who Gregg Rosenthal expects to be the "centerpiece of the backfield."

Whisenhunt also mined the open market to sign former Chiefs jitterbug Dexter McCluster, who figures to serve as Tennessee's version of Danny Woodhead. Whiz used a combination of Woodhead and Ryan Mathews to account for more 80 percent of San Diego's carries last season.

If Greene projects as little more than a short-yardage hammer behind Sankey and McCluster, his price tag and injury history might not sit well with the Titans. As Wyatt noted, "stranger things have happened."

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