New York Giants Running Back Andre Brown Breaks Leg in Final Preseason Game

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THIS is why players and fans don’t want four preseason games played. New York Giants running back Andre Brown fractured his leg against the New England Patriots tonight and will miss an extended period of time.

New York was relying on Brown to share duties with second-year player David Wilson. The emergence of both Brown and Wilson enabled New York to part ways with veteran Ahmad Bradshaw earlier in the offseason, a decision I am pretty sure it wouldn’t have made with Brown sidelined.

Brown, a fourth-year player from North Carolina State, put up an average of 5.3 yards per attempt in limited playing time last season. He had spent time with the Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins before catching on in New Jersey back in 2011 and breaking out last season.

With only De’Rel ScottRyan Torain and Michael Cox behind Wilson on the Giants’ depth chart, they are sure to look at the watered-down free-agent market for a veteran option.

Free agent running backs remaining on the market include: Willis McGahee, Chris “Beanie” Wells, Cedric Benson and Michael Turner.

 

Vincent is the head sports editor at eDraft, co-host of eDraft Sports Radio (which airs every Monday and Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. ET) and a fantasy writer for Pro Football Focus. He’s also the news director here at PFC and co-host of Football Debate Central with Ryan Riddle every Friday. He’s also a former league-wide featured columnist at Bleacher Report.