Giants running back Andre Brown will miss the first eight games of the season.
Brown, who broke his leg in the preseason, is being placed on short-term injured reserve, a league source tells PFT. That means he has to miss the first eight weeks but can return after that.
The Giants’ bye is in Week Nine, so the earliest Brown could play is Week 10 against the Raiders, on November 10.
After bouncing around the league for a few years without lasting anywhere for long, Brown emerged as an important part of the Giants’ offense last year. The Giants hope he’ll be an important part of the offense again this year, but only in the second half of the season.