New York Giants: Big Blue Works out Joseph Addai, Could Add Veteran for Depth

Doug Rush@Doug_RushSenior Analyst INovember 15, 2012

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 4:  Joseph Addai #29 of the Indianapolis Colts is stopped by  Vince Wilfork #75 of the New England Patriots in the second half at Gillette Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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It seems like the New York Giants are always worried about Ahmad Bradshaw's health.

In fact, during the middle of their bye week, the Giants are so concerned about his health they brought in players that could end up winning a vacated roster spot.

Due to rookie defensive tackle Markus Kuhn being placed on the IR for the season with a torn ACL, it opened up a roster spot and the Giants could add a veteran running back to the roster, according to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark-Star Ledger.

Of those who were brought in on Wednesday were former Steelers running back Mewelde Moore, Redskins running back Ryan Torain and the biggest name, former Colts running back Joseph Addai.

The 29-year-old running back has been without a home ever since being released from the Colts after the 2011 season in their roster makeover.

Addai had 39 touchdowns in the six years he was with the Colts and rushed for 1,000 yards twice in his career.

The last two seasons were not his best, which were limited by injuries. In 2012, he only played in 12 games and rushed for 433 yards with one touchdown.

At this stage of his career, Addai is not a featured back anymore like he was in Indianapolis, but with the Giants, he could be a good running back to have to go along with Bradshaw and Andre Brown.

David Wilson has yet to have the rookie season the Giants had hoped for and are likely going to cut his playing time due to his maturity level so far.

Add in the fact that Bradshaw has a foot and neck injury, and the Giants need re-enforcements, which is where Addai comes in.

Bradshaw was already forced to miss Week 3 in which Brown started in place of Bradshaw and rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns.

In nine games played, Brown has 60 carries for 321 yards and seven touchdowns, which is already more production than the Giants ever thought they would get out of him.

But if Bradshaw is forced to miss anymore time, the Giants will need some help, especially if Wilson is riding the bench for a while.

I think Addai could help the Giants, but whether they decide to sign him or any other running back will be determined on Bradshaw's status.

Stay tuned, Giants fans.