After goal-line back Andre Brown left Sunday’s game with a broken leg, he joined a platoon of injured backs on the Giants’ sidelines.
Brown added his name to a list that includes former Maryland scat-back Da’Rel Scott, who is on injured reserve after knee surgery.
Now, the Giants are left with oft-injured Ahmad Bradshaw and rookie David Wilson to handle the bulk of the workload, along with recent signees Ryan Torain and Kregg Lumpkin.
Torain, the former Redskins running back, tallied 200 yards last season in the Burgundy and Gold. Lumpkin, who was on the Tampa Bay Bucs last year, totaled jut 105 yards on 31 carries as LeGarrett Blount’s backup.
Basically, adding Torain and Lumpkin to the stable of backs means Wilson is almost guaranteed to see an expanded role. Bradshaw has never been a featured back in his career, always splitting time with Brandon Jacobs in previous years and sharing carries with Brown for most of this season.
The Redskins’ rush defense, however, ranks third in the NFL. It will likely be the secondary the Giants attack.
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