Packers RB Alex Green says he was never 100 percent in 2012

Jonathan Daniel

The Green Bay Packers have a stable of running backs to compete for time in 2013 and Alex Green is confident he can make waves, noting that he wasn't ever at 100 percent in 2012.

Green Bay Packers running back Alex Green was never 100 percent healthy last season, according to Tyler Dunne of the Journal Sentinel. Green suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) seven games into his 2011 campaign and rushed back from the injury last season.

Given that, he averaged just 2.4 rushing yards per carry over his first three games last season. He ended up playing in just 12 games, with an average of 3.4 yards per carry, 464 yards and no touchdowns. He ended up inactive in the latter stages of the season, including the playoffs, due to the injury.

Green said that he came back "close" to 100 percent, but had some setbacks and was never "quite where I wanted to be." That said, Green believes he has plenty to offer going forward and wants to compete for not only a roster spot, but a starting role.

The competition got a lot more intense this offseason though when the Packers selected two running backs in the 2013 NFL Draft. Not only that, but both backs have been considered starting-caliber players. Eddie Lacy out of Alabama was taken in the second round and UCLA's Johnathan Franklin was the pick in the fourth round.

Both Lacy and Franklin were well-received picks, and Packers fans are likely already dreaming of a one-two punch from those players with Green being an afterthought at this point. Still, he wants to compete, and by all accounts, he'll get a chance to compete. That is, of course, provided he is 100 percent healthy for training camp and the preseason.

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