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Giants add Allen Bradford off waivers

Allen Bradford, Jeremy Stewart AP

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.

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15 Responses to “Giants add Allen Bradford off waivers”
  1. seatown12 says: Sep 12, 2013 5:06 PM

    Oh man, if AB acclimates quickly enough to get some play time, he’ll become a fan fav. Downhill guy. Brings the heat.

  2. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 12, 2013 5:12 PM

    I like anyone who comes from the Seabags and isn’t named Aaron Curry.

  3. nygiants4rings says: Sep 12, 2013 5:20 PM

    Brandon will be solid at RB and provide some good blocking while our 3 top flight receivers scorch the field. I just hope he doesnt throw his helmet into the stands again like the way he did the last time we played Peyton.

  4. donnymacjack says: Sep 12, 2013 5:29 PM

    The Giants just got an incredibly gifted player. A bit raw as a LB? Not as much as some will say. The guy brings speed and a nose for the ball. He just needs to shed blockers a bit better at times. But he is one good football player.

  5. wilsonwillbreaku says: Sep 12, 2013 5:31 PM

    Good pick up…fierce hitter

  6. justintuckrule says: Sep 12, 2013 5:35 PM

    nygiants4rings says:
    Sep 12, 2013 5:20 PM
    Brandon will be solid at RB and provide some good blocking while our 3 top flight receivers scorch the field. I just hope he doesnt throw his helmet into the stands again like the way he did the last time we played Peyton.
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    He had every right to based upon the d.c.’s game plan that day. Dime, prevent all game. really?

  7. censoredagain says: Sep 12, 2013 5:36 PM

    Never heard of the guy, but if he’s as good as the commentary suggests, I’m on board!

  8. lt1976 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:02 PM

    Connor´s already on IR.

    That sucks big time!

  9. folkcrusader says: Sep 12, 2013 6:32 PM

    Loved the guy in Seattle, I hope he plays well for you Giants fans. He has worked very hard to get where he is.

  10. cttrojan says: Sep 12, 2013 6:39 PM

    He’s a baller, will play LB. Was a fierce in the preseason.

  11. digitalsasquatch says: Sep 12, 2013 6:42 PM

    Damn…we’ll miss him: he was growing into the job, and he certainly brought the thump.

  12. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:48 PM

    I love Seabags fans. One of the few reasonable fanbases out there. Tailgated with a few in Charlotte last week.

  13. trollhammer20 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:31 PM

    Damn. Not happy that Seattle is losing him, even though he wasn’t a starter. He tore it up all preseason, tackled everything in sight, and looked like he was ready to step in and play if anything (God forbid) happened to BWags.

  14. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:35 PM

    I love watching those guys play defense, please no more injuries to MY GIANTS or the Seabags. Wagner will continue to ball out.

  15. thebirdofprey says: Sep 13, 2013 11:39 AM

    Bradford was one of our stars on the defensive side of the ball in pre-season. I see him being an excellent pick up for The Giants. Ken Norton our linebackers coach said he is the hardest hitting linebacker on our team and it wasn’t even close, considering we have two pro bowl caliber type linebackers, its impressive. Only reason he isn’t here the special teams captain is the back up MLB.

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