The New York Giants haven’t exactly been great, let alone good, running the football this season. It hasn’t helped that the Giants’ penciled-in starters this preseason, running backs David Wilson and Andre Brown, have missed practically the entire year. As a result, the Giants have had to rely on retreads like Brandon Jacobs, Peyton Hillis, and Da’Rel Scott to carry the football.
Luckily for the Giants, this may be about to change.
According to Pro Football Talk, Brown is expected to play this week, the first week he is eligible after going on the injured reserve with possibility of return. Brown says he feels ready, even after missing two months with a broken leg, per the Newark Star-Ledger:
The coaches just told me to be ready. They threw me some special plays out there. They want to get me back in football shape. They want to kind of ease me into this thing. That’s what they plan on doing and we’ll go from there.
Meanwhile Wilson, who has missed several weeks with a neck injury, is still not ready to play. Based on the results of an MRI Wilson had today, his neck has improved, but he has not gotten the green-light to play, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports.
Wilson, via Twitter, said that “This is frustrating.”