Yesterday, the New York Giants signed two running backs to their roster in Kregg Lumpkin and Ryan Torain to give the team some added depth now that Andre Brown will be out for the rest of the season. David Wilson will step in and be the backup running back, but the question is: how much will we see of either of the new free agents?
I have a feeling we may see Torain more than everyone thinks. Brown weighs 227 lbs and is tied for third in the NFL behind Arian Foster and Doug Martin in rushing touchdowns. Torain weighs nine pounds less but is an inch taller than Brown. Brown was such an important and useful player for the Giants throughout the season and did a great job in spelling Ahmad Bradshaw.
The thing is, the Giants don’t usually use Bradshaw at the goal line, plus Wilson may not be trusted in that spot just yet as he is more of a speed guy than a power guy. That’s where Torain comes in. Torain may be that guy the Giants give the ball to in certain goal line and short yardage situations.
The Giants are going to try and save Bradshaw as much as they can. Wilson will come in to spell him, but if he doesn’t do the job, Torain could step in immediately and fill that void. It will be interesting to see this play out on Monday night. Don’t be surprised to see a little Torain here and there for Big Blue.