"Van appeared in five games last year, seeing special teams duty before being sidelined with a knee injury. Torn cartilage required surgery and he was placed on he Injured Reserve list.
An eighth round draft pick of the Browns in 1973, Green saw action at just about every defensive backfield position with the Cleveland Browns, starting at free safety, strong safety and right cornerback. He had two interceptions in 1974, including one for a touchdown (36 yards), and added another interception in 1975. He is also credited with four fumble recoveries.
Green was a standout at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina."
-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-TV-Radio Guide