Giants Add Two Backs


With the loss of Andre Brown for the season, the New York Giants had to fill the hole left behind. They completed that by signing two running backs, Kregg Lumpkin and Ryan Torain. Lumpkin was a former standout at Georgia University and eventually signed as a undrafted free agent with the Green Bay Packers back in 2008. He started this season on the Seattle Seahawks, but was released.

New York did not stop with the signing of Lumpkin. The Giants also added former Redskins running back, Ryan Torain. In 2010 Torain played quite well for Washington, rushing for over 700 yards and recording six touchdowns. Last year he failed to replicate those numbers and was passed on the depth chart by Evan Royster and Roy Helu. To make room for Torain the Giants waived offensive lineman Selvish Capers.

The signing of these two backs, gives me the idea that New York’s coaches and front office have no faith in David Wilson at this time. How the playing time is┬ádivided between the backs remains to be seen, but it does seem unusual to replace one player with two. In any case the Giants should have plenty of depth to move forward at the running back position

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