New York Giants: Big Blue Signs Ryan Torain After Andre Brown Injury

Doug Rush@Doug_RushSenior Analyst INovember 28, 2012

ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 02: Ryan Torain #46 of the Washington Redskins runs against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on October 2, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Washington Redskins beat the St. Louis Rams 17-10.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

Andre Brown was having a fine season for the New York Giants in 2012.

He was leading the team with eight rushing touchdowns and also had 385 yards with it, but his breakout season ended on Sunday night.

Brown suffered a broken fibula in Sunday night's game against the Green Bay Packers, an injury that has ended Brown's 2012 campaign.

So to take his spot, the team has signed former Washington Redskins running back Ryan Torain, according to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger via Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports.

 

Confirmed Giants to sign RB Ryan Torain, as @jasonlacanfora first reported. #nyg

— Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) November 27, 2012

 

In 2011, Torain only played in eight games, but he had 200 yards rushing with one touchdown on 59 carries.

In 2010, Torain had 742 yards with four touchdowns in 10 games with the Redskins.

They also signed former Buccaneers running back Kregg Lumpkin as well for depth.

The Giants brought in former running backs like Joseph Addai, Mewelde Moore, Cadillac Williams and Ryan Grant to work out with the team, but it was Torain and Lumpkin who got signed by the Giants.

They have Ahmad Bradshaw as their primary running back and David Wilson now slides into the No. 2 spot with Brown done for the year.

I think Torain ends up getting the carries that Brown would normally get, which were the short-yardage situations near the goal line, which is why Brown leads the team with eight touchdowns.

After being out of football for most of the season, this is Torain's chance to prove that he has some value to a team looking to not only contend, but also make a repeat run for the Super Bowl.

This is the solid, under-the-radar type move that Giants GM Jerry Reese likes to make and I could see Torain being a steal if he plays like he did two seasons ago.

It'll be interesting to see if Torain gets used in the Giants' next game, which is against his former team, the Redskins, this coming Monday night.

Will Torain be as useful to the Giants like Brown was, especially in the short-yardage game?

Stay tuned, Giants fans.

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