Both OC Joe Philbin and RB coach Jerry Fontenot insist Ryan Grant's old burst is back. It's logical to wonder given the severity of his injury.
"I swear . . . I don't think he looks any different," Philbin said. "He looks like Ryan to me."
Grant will turn 29 in December. Despite entering the NFL in 2005 with the Giants, he has 919 career touches from scrimmage, counting playoffs.
"I know a running back's shelf life isn't real long but I wouldn't consider him old," Philbin said. "He's really only played 2½ years."
Grant reported at 218, about six pounds lighter than a year ago, after losing considerably more weight during his post-surgical rehabilitation.
"In terms of being muscularly developed, he's got a little bit of a ways to go," Fontenot said. "But physically, he's moving around great."