5 Free-Agent Running Backs the New York Giants Should Call

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5 Free-Agent Running Backs the New York Giants Should Call
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New York Giants second-year running back David Wilson has been benched by head coach Tom Coughlin after a sloppy showing against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. Wilson's bid to be the Giants' featured back fell short when he lost two fumbles and posted a dismal 2.7-yard-per-carry average.

Da'Rel Scott—a running back who was a long shot to even make the team's final rosterhas received the lead role in the backfield after the benching of Wilson. Scott has been serviceable thus far; however, he is an unproven player and could leave the Giants looking for more stability going forward.

If the Giants are to pursue a veteran running back to handle the workload this season, there are a handful of players who could be worth calling.

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