“The phone’s been ringing,” Green-Ellis said. “It’s just a matter of finding that right team.”
Green-Ellis said that he’s “optimistic” about securing another opportunity in the NFL.
“I’m optimistic I’ll get that call,” Green-Ellis said. “Obviously, each team that’s in the market is in the market for a certain type of back. But I know somebody out there has a need for what I can do. More than anything, I’m excited to get back out there and hit somebody.”
The Houston Texans came up as a potential landing spot for him following the injury to Arian Foster, but it appears as though the Texans play to wait out the market and see what their current group of backs can do in the preseason.
Green-Ellis, 30, originally signed on with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi back in 2008. He wound up playing four years for the Pats before signing a three-year contract with the Bengals in 2012.
Green-Ellis last appeared in an NFL game for the Bengals during the 2013 season when he ran for 756 yards on 220 carries (3.4 YPC) to go along with seven touchdowns.