Andre Brown Fantasy News
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 9:02pm
“Third-down back, pass protection, goal line, short yardage – all that,” Brown said. “I can’t wait to do it. Because I want to show, other than (scoring) the one-yard touchdown, I want to show more than what I have.
“I feel like I’m a home run hitter, too. As long as I go out there and produce and show the world my versatility, the sky’s the limit.”
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 12:13pm
David Wilson undergoes minor hand surgery
Friday, March 22, 2013, 10:52am
David Wilson told the Daily News Thursday that he recently had minor hand surgery to remove a bone chip in his palm.
"It happened awhile ago," Wilson said. "I didn't want to do it, like, before the season. But it was already chipped. So (they) just take it out so it won't be floating around."
Wilson was still sporting several black stitches running from his palm down his wrist on Thursday. The injury is hardly serious, though, he said, and he's not expecting to miss any time because of it. In fact, Wilson said he has been training at the Giants facility the last several weeks.
With Ahmad Bradshaw out of the way, the Giants will turn to a David Wilson/Andre Brown backfield in 2013. While Wilson is getting most of the press, keep in mind that Brown was playing ahead of Wilson when healthy. Brown will at a minimum get most of the goal line touches, putting a dent in Wilson's upside.
Monday, March 11, 2013, 12:50pm
The Giants intend to let RB Andre Brown split carries with David Wilson in their back field, so he’ll probably get a second-round tender ($2.02 million). Although his original round is a fourth-rounder and he’s had injury issues, so maybe this is where they try to save a few bucks, thinking no one will want to give him big money and surrender a pick that high. I’m not sure it’s worth the risk, though. For $700,000 more, why not just lock up a player who might start on Opening Day?
Friday, February 15, 2013, 11:24am
The truth sometimes hurts and Andre Brown admitted he was “sad’’ to learn he would no longer share the offensive backfield with Ahmad Bradshaw. It did not take long for that reality to set in and for Brown to set his sights on the No. 1 running back job.
“Oh yes, I’m going to prepare to be a starter,’’ Brown said. “That’s the dream job right there, to go out there and start and play for the New York Giants. I would love to do that. I’m going to put as much work as I need to put in to prepare for that role, if it happens to be me, put that faith in them that they can rely on me.’’
The Giants do not release key players without some tangible plan and, with Bradshaw purged from the roster, Brown and David Wilson are the obvious replacement parts. The two are completely disparate in their running styles; Wilson is a blur, Brown is a load.
Yet their totals from last season were similar. Brown had 73 rushing attempts, 385 yards (5.3-yard average) and a team-high eight rushing touchdowns. Wilson had 71 rushing attempts, 358 yards (5.0-yard average) and four TDs. Wilson as a first-round draft pick is a starter in waiting, but Brown was ahead of him on the depth chart before he broke his left fibula Nov. 25 in a rout of the Packers.
Giants release Ahmad Bradshaw
Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 5:30pm
The Giants' leading rusher the past three seasons, Bradshaw has been bothered by foot and ankle problems for years.
He was set to earn $4.25 million and became expendable with the play of rookie David Wilson.
Ahmad Bradshaw undergoes foot surgery
Sunday, February 3, 2013, 11:06am
Bradshaw is at the Super Bowl wearing a protective boot and maneuvering through crowds on a scooter after having a three-year-old screw removed from his right foot and a new screw inserted to help support two fractures.
The second fracture occurred in the 2011 season, but instead of surgery, Bradshaw tried a treatment of injecting stem cells into the area to promote bone growth last March.
"I just went through too much this year," Bradshaw said after signing autographs for fans at the NFL Experience for more than an hour. "The stem cell [treatment] wore off last year and I was able to fight through it all year and get the screw out."
Giants GM believes David Wilson "can be the lead back"
Thursday, January 3, 2013, 7:51pm
Giants RB David Wilson may go from the doghouse to being the "lead dog" next season. General manager Jerry Reese and head coach Tom Coughlin discussed the state of the Giants heading into the offseason on WFAN on Thursday, and the GM believes Wilson has what it takes to start next year.
"I don’t think there’s any question that he can be that," Reese said, when asked if Wilson can be a lead back. "It’s a two- and three-back league nowadays, but do I think he can be a lead dog? I do think that."
"Because he’s not a little guy, and he has incredible balance," Reese continued. "You see guys have some big hits on him and he stays up -- he’s not an easy guy to take down. So he’s much stronger than you might think just from how he looks on the field. But he’s a sleek, well-chiseled athlete. I do believe he can be the lead back."
Perhaps that is why Ahmad Bradshaw was so uncertain about his status next year. Bradshaw is coming off a 1,000-yard season, and is under contract for the next two seasons at $3.75 and $4 million in base salary. But he Giants may ask some of their veterans to restructure their deals, including him.
This is not major news at this point, but it is a snapshot of the team's current opinion of Wilson and it also could impact Ahmad Bradshaw, who is under contract for two more seasons. If Bradshaw is with the team in 2013, expect a RBBC approach with Wilson possibly in the lead role. If Bradshaw is not back, look for Wilson to start with Andre Brown as his backup.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 9:56am
Wilson continues to not be a factor this year, despite the loss of Andre Brown. Wilson is still worth keeping, because the Giants relying on Bradshaw that much the rest of the season could be risky considering he has a long history with on the injury report. Wilson won't be safe for your lineup until we see an increased role.
Andre Brown placed on IR/ designated for return
Monday, November 26, 2012, 2:21pm
This updates a previous item that had Brown completely out for the year. Under this tag, if all goes well, he could come back for the Super Bowl. He has to be out eight weeks.
Doghouse rookie David Wilson will now back up Ahmad Bradshaw and suddenly becomes a decent pickup if he's still out there. Bradshaw certainly has his injury issues and was giving up carries to Brown before he broke his leg. We do expect this injury to ultimately result in more work for Bradshaw, but how long can Bradshaw hold up? In the short-term, expect Wilson to see a few more touches, but he is now Bradshaw's primary handcuff.
Andre Brown suffers broken fibula
Monday, November 26, 2012, 12:53am
Monday, November 19, 2012, 12:23pm
Bradshaw's value dropped a bit since last time he played as Andre Brown took some carries away and saw the ball at the goal line, as he has the past several weeks. But, Bradshaw was suffering through a neck injury and should still be the starting back this week.