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Giants RB coach: Andre Brown, David Wilson need a chance at reps

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We have more evidence making it quite clear running back Brandon Jacobs wants to return to the Giants, something the New York Post reported earlier in April.

Giants running backs coach Jerald Ingram said Jacobs is “hoping and praying” to re-sign with New York, Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger reported Wednesday night.

Both Vrentas and Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York reported Ingram said the Giants might have at least pondered the prospect of Jacobs getting a second shot with the team that drafted him.

That said, Ingram also made it clear that the club wants to give David Wilson and Andre Brown chances to perform, Vrentas and Tom Rock of Newsday reported on Twitter Wednesday night.

The Giants invested a first-round pick on Wilson in 2012, and they tendered Brown at the second-round level in restricted free agency earlier in the offseason. Those commitments alone suggest Wilson and Brown will have important roles in the backfield.

The Giants could perhaps use a little more running back depth, and Jacobs and the still-unsigned Ahmad Bradshaw know the offense. However, the team previously parted ways with each veteran back. Jacobs is 31, and Bradshaw is coming off foot surgery.

Bradshaw and Jacobs have a combined 1,999 regular-season carries for the Giants. That work helped New York win two NFL titles. Both backs don’t ever have to step foot on the field again for the Giants to have legacies with the club.

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6 Responses to “Giants RB coach: Andre Brown, David Wilson need a chance at reps”
  1. olyniner says: Apr 25, 2013 12:02 AM

    I’m sure coach Harbaugh wrote a great letter of recommendation.

  2. gpete1962 says: Apr 25, 2013 1:23 AM

    forget them, take Lacy with the first pick and you’ll be back to Earth wind and fire for another 1,2,3, punch!

  3. duncanthecat says: Apr 25, 2013 5:13 AM

    Giants are starting to get quite a deserved reputation of not taking care of their own.

    Victor Cruz can see the writing on the wall in 4-5 yrs if he decides to stick around.

  4. rexloveshisfeet says: Apr 25, 2013 10:03 AM

    “duncanthecat says:
    Apr 25, 2013 5:13 AM
    Giants are starting to get quite a deserved reputation of not taking care of their own.

    Victor Cruz can see the writing on the wall in 4-5 yrs if he decides to stick around.”

    Just like the rest of league does. Boldin got the axe being flaccos best clutch WR. They gave him away for nothing. Basically all of their free agents bounced and some of them were decently young. A lot of teams have year to year turnover. The fact we cut Bradshaw. Guy had a bad foot every year and barely practiced every year. Boley was falling off w/ his play as well, and Canty for the price just was not worth it. We made moves based on age and cap hit.

    You can say all you want about how we treat players, but we have a proven track record. The rings speak for themselves. Jacobs is dying to come back after we stiffed him one year ago when not much money was in play to 49ers. Aaron Ross ran to come back. So I don’t think players are holding a grudge.

  5. justintuckrule says: Apr 25, 2013 12:24 PM

    For all the hate Jacobs gets (for reasons unbeknownst to me), I need to remind my fellow Giants’ fans that Jacobs gained the most important yard in the history of the NFL.

    On the Giants last drive against NE in 07′, he converted 4th and 1. Without that conversion, the Pats go undefeated and you don’t have the greatest upset in NFL history. We’d be relegated to a footnote. Instead, the legend of Eli was born. Recognize.

  6. DonRSD says: Apr 25, 2013 12:26 PM

    Steve Smith anyone lol
    that bum shouldve taken what we offered him.

    The real issue is how Eli made Smith, and now has MADE CRUZ & NICKS.

    No need for Jacobs. He is a headache. No need for Osi. He is a headache.

    We build with who wants to be a Giant.

    IN REESE WE TRUST…..GO BIG BLUE!!!

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