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Giants add Ryan Torain too

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The Giants were thin at running back when Tuesday started, but they’ve got a full complement of backs as the day comes to an end.

In addition to signing Kregg Lumpkin, the Giants will sign former Redskins running back Ryan Torain to help the team weather the loss of Andre Brown to a broken leg. Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com was the first to report the news and Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that the team will waive offensive lineman Selvish Capers to make room for Torain.

Torain has not played in the NFL since the Redskins released him late last December. Torain looked like he would grab hold of the job in Washington after running for 742 yards and scoring six touchdowns while playing 10 games and starting eight in 2010. He slumped to 3.4 yards per carry in 2011, however, and wound up losing his job to Evan Royster and Roy Helu.

Torain followed Mike Shanahan to Washington. He was originally a fifth-round pick of the Broncos in 2008 and played two games with them in what was Shanahan’s final season as head coach in Denver before tearing his ACL.

It will be interesting to see how the Giants divvy up the work behind Ahmad Bradshaw. Rookie David Wilson hasn’t enamored the coaches with his overall grasp on the responsibilities that come with the job, especially pass protection, which could open the door for the two new arrivals to grab work down the stretch for the defending champs.

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21 Responses to “Giants add Ryan Torain too”
  1. thekiller678 says: Nov 27, 2012 6:46 PM

    This guy is easily better than Lumpkin. didn’t he have some pretty solid games for Washington?

  2. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 27, 2012 6:48 PM

    Good move, Jerry.

  3. philk0731 says: Nov 27, 2012 6:53 PM

    Neither one of these guys will see any snaps.

  4. lennydpocketqb says: Nov 27, 2012 7:02 PM

    Interesting.

  5. rg3andthensome says: Nov 27, 2012 7:09 PM

    I like Ryan and hope that he does well…Just not against us on Monday night. HAIL!

  6. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 27, 2012 7:11 PM

    Torain doesn’t need to do anything but give Bradshaw and Wilson a breather, and some inside on the Skins. He’ll be gone next week.

  7. mojo437710 says: Nov 27, 2012 7:13 PM

    This guy is done !

  8. realitypolice says: Nov 27, 2012 7:15 PM

    Just keep giving the ball to Bradshaw. Realitypolice is sooo close to winning his fantasy football league this year.

  9. skeeeiins says: Nov 27, 2012 7:18 PM

    good scheme runner in his first year in Washington, but without good blocking up front he never did much. always looked like he was standing too tall when he carried the ball, didn’t really use his legs to drive and get more yards after contact. was glad to see him go.

  10. wheresmyjuice says: Nov 27, 2012 7:48 PM

    “Rookie David Wilson hasn’t enamored the coaches with his overall grasp on the responsibilities that come with the job, especially pass protection.”

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    I have never heard a more emphaticly consensus analysis on a player with such little actual evidence. At this point it appears up in the air whether it’s based on rhetoric or fact.

  11. jessethebody says: Nov 27, 2012 8:06 PM

    Coughlin is huge on ball security and that’s been a major problem for David Wilson. Wilson clearly has talent but if you can’t hang onto the ball it doesn’t matter.

  12. ImproperRedskin says: Nov 27, 2012 9:20 PM

    Torain can surprise you. He had an especially good game against Arizona last year.

  13. ike301 says: Nov 27, 2012 9:24 PM

    jessethebody says:

    Coughlin is huge on ball security and that’s been a major problem for David Wilson. Wilson clearly has talent but if you can’t hang onto the ball it doesn’t matter.

    He fumbled once on opening night against the Cowboys. He’s never fumbled again. It’s Bradshaw who’s coughed the ball up multiple times this year. Where are you getting your information from?

  14. logicalvoicesays says: Nov 27, 2012 9:24 PM

    I find it funny how the Giants badly want to be like the Redskins. They want our tradition, history, players…nice try. But the Washington Redskins are unique and their greatness can’t be duplicated.

  15. fafaflunky says: Nov 27, 2012 10:28 PM

    maybe mara fined the skins so he can pick up all the trash they drop..torrain, arrington, devin thomas, pierce, etc..

  16. 1standinches says: Nov 27, 2012 10:32 PM

    With Torain as Giants running back, we are screwed..

  17. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 27, 2012 10:33 PM

    jessethebody says: Nov 27, 2012 8:06 PM

    Coughlin is huge on ball security and that’s been a major problem for David Wilson. Wilson clearly has talent but if you can’t hang onto the ball it doesn’t matter.
    ————

    No. Coughlin is huge on loyalty to veterans. Bradshaw fumbles like it’s his job and will remain the starter as long as his feet hold up.

  18. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 27, 2012 10:34 PM

    fafaflunky says: Nov 27, 2012 10:28 PM

    maybe mara fined the skins so he can pick up all the trash they drop..torrain, arrington, devin thomas, pierce, etc..
    ———-

    Every time one of you clowns makes a comment like this, you should be tazed for an hour non stop.

  19. ctgiant says: Nov 27, 2012 11:14 PM

    Torian & Lumpkin in Blue , they instantly become better backs!
    Bet on it!
    Expect Bradshaw to get nervous, fumble, and here comes the 6’1 220lb Torain to run inside!
    I like it, makes for competition gents!
    THE CT GIANT

  20. bigwayne75 says: Nov 28, 2012 7:33 AM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Nov 27, 2012 9:24 PM
    I find it funny how the Giants badly want to be like the Redskins. They want our tradition, history, players…nice try. But the Washington Redskins are unique and their greatness can’t be duplicated.
    —————————————————-
    Their greatness, lol, What the Skins done lately, they have 5 titles ( 3 Super Bowls and 2 Championships) While the Giants have 8 (4 Super Bowls and 4 Champions). Daniel Snyder is one of the worst owners ever, he acting finally got it drafting RG3. When the Giants only been drafting studs for years now. You look in the Skins history I don’t don’t much greatness and uniqueness, if you call overpaying for has been players unique then the Skins have tons of that.

  21. justintuckrule says: Nov 28, 2012 11:18 AM

    Cornelius Griffin, Barry Cofield, Jonathan Goff, Jesse Armstead…I can go on and on ya tool

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