Giants sign Torain, Lumpkin as back-up running backs
(Reuters) - The New York Giants bolstered their depleted running back position by signing Ryan Torain and Kregg Lumpkin on Tuesday after Andre Brown broke his leg in Sunday's win over Green Bay.
Brown fractured the fibula in his left leg during a 38-10 thrashing of the Packers, leaving Ahmad Bradshaw and rookie David Wilson as New York's only backs with a primetime game against the NFC East rival Washington Redskins on Monday.
Torain, who played one season with Denver and two with the Redskins, has career totals of 238 rushing attempts for 1,011 yards (4.2-yard average) and six touchdowns.
Lumpkin, who originally signed with the Packers as a free agent out of Georgia, went on to play two seasons with Tampa Bay. His career totals are 33 carries for 124 yards and 45 receptions for 325 yards.
(Reporting by Larry Fine in New York; Editing by Frank Pingue)
- Children's corpses reveal desperate attempts to escape Korean ferry |
- Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked |
- Vote delayed on loan guarantee for World Trade Center developer
- Obama seeks to ease Asian allies' doubts during visit to Japan |
- NYPD Twitter campaign backfires, thousands of negative tweets