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Running Back Gets Contract

Not Thomas Jones or Leon Washington, though:

The New York Jets signed third-round draft pick Shonn Greene on Monday to a four-year deal that includes a $905,000 signing bonus.

The bulldozing running back out of Iowa was the first player taken on the second day of the draft after the Jets traded up with Detroit to select him. Greene rushed for a school-record 1,850 yards and 20 touchdowns last season, and was selected the Big Ten's offensive player of the year.

He could provide a goal-line complement to Thomas Jones and Leon Washington, or provide insurance if contract negotiations go awry with either of the other two running backs. Both Jones and Washington held out for parts of voluntary workouts while looking for new deals, but reported to mandatory minicamp last week.

Not a surprise. There aren't many third round holdouts. Now all three Draft picks are signed, and Mike Tannenbaum can focus completely on getting Leon Washington's situation resolved.