Giants sign running back Shaun Draughn

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The Giants signed a veteran running back. Not that one.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, former 49ers running back Shaun Draughn has agreed to a contract with the Giants.

Draughn has filled in capably at multiple stops in his career, finishing last season as San Francisco’s starter. He’s a good enough runner and can catch the ball, so he keeps finding jobs.

He made his way into the league as an undrafted rookie in Washington in 2011, and has also done stints with the Chiefs, Ravens, Colts, Bears, Chargers, Browns, and 49ers.

Meanwhile, Adrian Peterson’s out there whistling, wondering when someone’s going to call him and wish him a happy 32nd birthday, after openly flirting with the Giants before the Vikings let him walk into the market.

17 responses to “Giants sign running back Shaun Draughn

  1. I was just saying if only the Giants would sign Shaun Draughn (really Mr and Mrs Draughn?) they would have the missing piece that has eluded them since Bradshaw and Jacobs were able to play. I’m so excited about this signing! NOT!

    Now seriously, who is Shaun Draughn and is his sisters name really Fawn? That is almost as bad as Peter Peters or John Johnson.

  2. Seahawks: “Thanks for coming in, Adrian, but we’re going to sign this fat tub of goo instead.”

    Raiders: “We’re really more interested in guy who has been sitting on his couch crushing Skittles for the last year.”

    Giants: “Thanks for your interest in our team, Adrian, but we’re going to go with the very definition of a career journeyman. We think his eighth team will be the one where he really finds himself.”

  3. I agree. As much as Ray Rice is done, Collin Kapernick is having trouble finding work, Mixon might have trouble getting drafted where he deserves to if at all, I think its possible Peterson is getting no love because of the child abuse issue.

  4. I met Shaun Draughn at Chiefs training camp a few years ago. He was a Very Nice, Classy and professional dude. I have been cheering for him since wherever he plays. I wish we had kept him in KC. Good Luck Shaun.


  5. Seahawks: “Thanks for coming in, Adrian, but we’re going to sign this fat tub of goo instead.”

    Raiders: “We’re really more interested in guy who has been sitting on his couch crushing Skittles for the last year.”

    Giants: “Thanks for your interest in our team, Adrian, but we’re going to go with the very definition of a career journeyman. We think his eighth team will be the one where he really finds himself.”

    The comments section should have a third button besides “agree” and “disagree” for each one. We need a little smiley face or something, because this one made me laugh out loud.

  6. It’s not that teams aren’t totally disinterested in AP, it’s more their concern having somebody in the locker room who has the smell of 8 years of failure and rotting lutefisk.

  7. As a Niners fan, he is a solid back that does everything well, not great. But he’s a decent runner, pass catcher and blocker. Good pick up for the Giants.

  8. Special Teams level backup. Something AP won’t be able to do with Dental Floss for ligaments.

  9. Niner fan here. Good pickup by the Giants. I know he’s not a big name guy but he’s a solid contributer and is multifaceted: he’s a quick hitter between the numbers, great catcher out of the backfield, and knows how to pick up the blitz. On a team bereft of talent, he’s one grinder I wish we would have found a way to keep.

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