Giants running back Andre Brown downplayed the “tiny little crack” in his leg, suffered during Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Patriots.
“I can come back from this … in a couple weeks,” Brown said after the game.
The more accurate assessment, per a league source with knowledge of the situation, is that Brown will miss 4-6 weeks. Which means that David Wilson will get more opportunities to not fumble.
It also bumps up 2011 seventh-rounder Da’Rel Scott and veteran Ryan Torain.
Brown, who signed a one-year restricted free agency tender, needs a big year to cash in with the Giants or someone else. Then again, not many running backs ever really cash in via free agency in today’s NFL.