Giants look at veteran running backs, including Joseph Addai

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The Giants gave their players the week off, but there was still activity at the team’s facility this week.

Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that the team had a slew of players in for a look while their current players enjoyed some rest and relaxation during the bye. Often, these in-week tryouts are just a case of teams making sure their emergency lists are up to date in case they find a need to break the glass at some point down the road.

The Giants could be doing the same thing, although the preponderance of veteran running backs on the list combined with Ahmad Bradshaw fighting a neck injury in addition to his long-lasting foot issues does make you wonder if the team isn’t concerned about Bradshaw’s ability to go the distance. Bradshaw had tests on his neck at the start of the bye week and has been a rare participant in practice as the team does everything it can to keep him healthy on Sundays.

If they aren’t able to do that, the Giants could decide to sign Joseph Addai, Mewelde Moore, Kregg Lumpkin or Ryan Torain to help fill in. Andre Brown, Da’Rel Scott and David Wilson have spent time on the roster in addition to Bradshaw, although only Brown has gotten any regular work as a running back this season.

The Giants worked out a handful of other players as well, including quarterback Curtis Painter. Painter, like Addai, has a lot of experience sharing a locker room with Eli Manning’s older brother from their days in Indianapolis.