New York Giants running back Andre Brown signed his restricted free-agent tender Tuesday morning, according to an ESPN report.
Brown had been working out with the team under an injury protection agreement. In late November, Brown’s season came to an end when the back was placed on injured reserve with a broken left fibula.
The Giants placed a second-round tender on both him and safety Stevie Brown in March. With both of those RFAs signed, only wide receiver Victor Cruz remains without a deal.
Brown signed a one-year, $2.02 million deal, according to league sources. The fourth-year running back enjoyed a breakout season with New York through the first 10 games of the season, racking up 385 yards and eight touchdowns.
With the departure of Ahmad Bradshaw, Brown is expected to compete with second-year star David Wilson for the starting running back job. Though the job appears to be Wilson’s to lose, Brown will likely split carries with the former first-round selection, likely filling the role of a short-yardage and goal-line back.
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