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Andre Brown signs injury protection agreement with Giants

Andre Brown,  Bobby Carpenter AP

Wide receiver Victor Cruz hasn’t signed his restricted free agent tender with the Giants and it doesn’t look like he’ll be joining the team for offseason workouts in the immediate future.

Running back Andre Brown is also a restricted free agent that hasn’t signed his tender, but it looks like he’ll be joining the other Giants at the team’s facility in New Jersey. PFT has learned that Brown signed an injury protection agreement with the team, which will allow him to work out with the team without having a signed contract.

Brown was tendered at the second-round level by the Giants, which means he’s in line for $2.02 million in the 2013 season. There haven’t been any reports of teams interested in making a play to sign Brown away from the Giants, so there probably won’t be much action on that front before Friday. Whether Brown would then go ahead and sign the tender at that point is unknown.

It’s easy to understand why Brown would play things differently from Cruz. Brown’s going to be competing with David Wilson and anyone else the Giants might add in the backfield for carries this offseason and he’s coming off a broken leg, so it makes sense that he’d want as much time with the team as possible. Cruz’s role on the team is much more secure, making it easier for him to stay away in hopes of getting the long-term deal he desires.

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7 Responses to “Andre Brown signs injury protection agreement with Giants”
  1. thekiller678 says: Apr 15, 2013 3:57 PM

    Ward, Bradshaw, Brown. G-men gotta find some RB’s that can stay healthy over the course of a season. Real shame cuz all three of those guys were real solid when healthy

  2. tiggerblood says: Apr 15, 2013 4:03 PM

    Wow they really don’t want him going anywhere no one would give up a second rounder for him. My money is on him to be the starter and Wilson the third down back and change of pace. Wilson is too good of a kick returner to be an every down back.

  3. melkipershero says: Apr 15, 2013 4:15 PM

    Brown could be a stud. I really like him

  4. mhohmann says: Apr 15, 2013 6:36 PM

    This guy has had a tough time in his first few years in the league. He deserves a good uninjured, productive year.

  5. ciscopack says: Apr 16, 2013 1:15 PM

    Best of luck Dre! Go Pack!

  6. gmen23 says: Apr 16, 2013 6:41 PM

    tiggerblood says: Apr 15, 2013 4:03 PM

    Wow they really don’t want him going anywhere no one would give up a second rounder for him. My money is on him to be the starter and Wilson the third down back and change of pace. Wilson is too good of a kick returner to be an every down back.

    Brown and Wilson will share the carries but in no way will Wilson strictly be a 3rd down back or kick returner for 3 main reasons which are:
    1. You don’t draft guys in the FIRST round to be career kick returners
    2. You don’t want one of your most explosive players only getting 8-10 touches a game as a 3rd down back and kick returner when he could get 15-20 sharing carries.
    3. You need a good pass blocking back for 3rd downs and I don’t think Wilson is there just yet.

  7. wave222 says: Apr 17, 2013 12:53 AM

    The dynamic changed when he got hurt!
    The record is better last year if the team does not lose him when they were doing well.
    GO!! ANDRE GO!!

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