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Andre Brown returns to practice field for Giants

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A team running short on running backs had a welcome sight Thursday, as the Giants got Andre Brown back on the practice field.

Brown was placed on injured reserve/designated for return after breaking his leg in the final preseason game, and can’t play until Nov. 10.

But he was cleared to get back to practice today, which can only add a ray of hope to an 0-6 team that has plowed through backs all season, forcing them to bring in Brandon Jacobs and Peyton Hillis to get through.

The Giants also started the PUP clock on defensive tackle Markus Kuhn by putting him on the practice field. He now has three weeks to prepare to be activated (or not).

“There’s a legitimate window there that we would have to follow anyway,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said of both, via Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger. “But if it happens faster, then fine. But we’re going to move it slow so we can have a chance to get them in the best possible position when we do turn them loose.”

The Giants could use both immediately if they were well, but will welcome the reinforcements whenever they can get them.

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6 Responses to “Andre Brown returns to practice field for Giants”
  1. justintuckrule says: Oct 17, 2013 2:32 PM

    If we’re 0-9 or 1-8 by then, why bother? Might as well rest him for the season.

  2. petehemlock says: Oct 17, 2013 4:24 PM

    When can we start pre-ordering the DVD set for this season? Priceless.

  3. jumbomesquite says: Oct 17, 2013 4:27 PM

    As a Lions fan I can easily answer the “why bother” question. No fan base deserves to see their team go winless. If you’re 0-9 and activating him can get you a win, go for it. Get it done. Having a high draft pick is nice, but not at the cost of being a national punchline forever. Which is what you would be at 0-16. Good luck, I hope you win one.

  4. arwiv says: Oct 17, 2013 5:05 PM

    If going 0-16 means that Clowney is a Giant, as a 35 year Giants fan I say go for it. Ive seen all 4 SB wins…..I can surely survive one 0-16 season.

  5. justintuckrule says: Oct 17, 2013 5:20 PM

    thank you Lions fan. you changed my mind.

  6. roadtrip3500 says: Oct 17, 2013 6:24 PM

    Herm said it best… “You play to win the game” – no fan wants to see their team just go through the motions and end up winless. Jacobs rushed for over 100 against Chicago because he wanted his team to win, not because he was just playing it out.

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