From the Plains to the pros: Tyronne Green

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comJune 25, 2014 

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San Diego Chargers guard Tyronne Green looks to block Tennessee Titans strong safety Robert Johnson during a NFL football game at Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 in San Diego. Greene spent last year with New England before signing with Dallas in May.

LENNY IGNELZI — Associated Press

Editor's note: Auburn has a rich history of sending players to the NFL. With that in mind, beat writer Ryan Black takes a look at each former Tiger that finds himself on an NFL roster (or should be once free agency and training camps shake out). The series will begin with those who have already been in the league for more than one season and conclude with the latest crop of players to land in the NFL, either through the draft or as an undrafted free agent.

Tyronne Green, Dallas Cowboys

Position: Offensive guard

Drafted: Taken in the fourth round (No. 133 overall) by the San Diego Chargers in 2009

Career stats (through five seasons): 41 games played (28 starts)

2014 outlook: The past year hasn't been kind to Green. After making 28 starts in his last three seasons in San Diego from 2010-12, he signed with New England last year. He never saw the field in an injury-plagued campaign. To wit: The Patriots cut him in May, re-signed him in July and then placed him on the injured reserve in August. New England then released him while he was on the IR. He finally found a new team last month, as Dallas brought him in to add depth to a thin offensive line. At this point, however, he's no better than third-string on the left guard depth chart behind Mackenzy Bernadeau and Ronald Leary. That's where Green will likely remain this season unless one of the players ahead of him gets hurt — or if the Cowboys let him go.

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