Andre Brown is expected to miss 4-6 weeks

AP

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.