Calling All RBs: Addai Works Out For Giants

How concerned are the Giants about Ahmad Bradshaw’s neck? SNYGiants insider Mike Garafolo tweeted this yesterday:

The team started the season with four RBs: Bradshaw, Andre Brown, David Wilson and Da’Rel Scott. They currently have two healthy ones – Brown and Wilson. Scott was placed on IR a few weeks ago and Bradshaw is still being evaluated.

So, Addai could be brought in, although the Giants sent him away without a contract. They have an open roster spot. Joe Martinek in on the practice squad, but if the Giants are going to give reps to a rookie not named David Wilson, what message would that send?

The 29 year-old Addai began his career with the Colts in 2006 and led all rookie RBs with 1,081 yards. His production began to decline the past few seasons and the Colts parted ways with him after last season. This summer he signed with New England, but was released after failing his physical.

Check out this little tidbit from Rotoworld via CSN New England from July 26:

We suspect the other 31 NFL teams will now be even more hesitant to take a chance on Addai, as his commitment level will be questioned. Much like Clinton Portis last summer, Addai has reached a point in his career where he’s essentially a blitz-pickup specialist with little to offer as a runner. It’s fair to question whether he’ll play another snap in the league.

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

A blitz-pickup specialist is exactly what the Giants are looking for at running back. Didn’t RB coach Jerald Ingram essentially tell us the other day the reason Wilson wasn’t getting more reps was because he couldn’t block….?

Addai may not have the other components the Giants might need at RB, but the Giants working him out further illustrates the point we were making yesterday about how little the team trusts Wilson at this point.