GREEN BAY (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers have signed running back Ahman Green, bringing back another veteran.
Faced with a need at the position after third-down back DeShawn Wynn hurt his knee, the Packers turned to Green, who has been out of football since being cut by Houston in February. He left the Packers to sign with the Texans as a free agent for the 2007 season but struggled, gaining 554 yards in 14 games over two seasons.
Green needs 46 more yards to surpass Jim Taylor's franchise rushing record of 8,207.
Green's signing on Wednesday comes a week after the team brought back veteran right tackle Mark Tauscher, who was not re-signed in the offseason after hurting his knee last December.
Wynn was placed on injured reserve.
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