The Giants dodged a bullet when running back Da’Rel Scott left practice Wednesday with a knee injury and they signed Brandon Jacobs for a second tour of duty earlier this week, but that didn’t stop them from claiming a running back off of waivers on Thursday.
Unless they claimed a linebacker. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Giants have claimed Allen Bradford off of waivers from the Seahawks, who dropped him to make room for tight end Kellen Davis on Wednesday.
Bradford was a standout running back and linebacker in high school who went to college at USC, where he played for Pete Carroll. He spent 2011 playing running back for the Buccaneers, carrying the ball five times for 13 yards, and then moved to the Seahawks where Carroll promptly moved him to linebacker.
With Dan Connor dealing with a neck injury, the Giants could use a healthy body at linebacker. Bradford would also likely play a role on special teams if he’s active for the Giants on gamedays.