After losing Andre Brown to a broken fibula and placing him on the IR list with designation to return, the New York Giants needed to make a roster move to replace him and give themselves an extra running back. The Giants brought in five different running backs during the bye week to work out and signed one of the five. It just wasn’t the one I thought it would be.
The Giants signed Kregg Lumpkin for the rest of the season. Lumpkin is a Georgia product who previously played for the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had 105 yards rushing on 31 carries for the Bucs last season and will clearly be the third back behind David Wilson and Ahmad Bradshaw. Are the Giants done adding this week, though?
There are reports that the team will add Ryan Torain as well. How would the Giants fit him in the lineup? Is Dominik Hixon hurt worse than we thought? Are they going to release an extra linebacker? To me, Torain would have been the better option from the beginning. Maybe it’s because I’ve seen him in action more and he’s looked impressive.
It could be that the Giants view Lumpkin more as a special teams player and that they may get rid of someone who plays on special teams. Then Torain will be the third running back. Of course, neither will get much playing time if Wilson does his job and shows why he was a first round pick of the team.