It didn't take long for the New York Giants to discover that they had a problem at running-back. In the Giants' 36-31 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, starting running-back David Wilson was benched after fumbling the ball twice.
The Giants will offer trails to other running-backs in order to fill the gap left by Wilson, according to the New York Times. Among those set to feature are free agents Willis McGahee, Brandon Jacobs and Joe McKnight.
McGahee has had a successful nine-year career with the Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens and most recently with the Denver Broncos. He has accumulated 8,097 rushing yards and averages 4.1 yards per carry. McGahee was released by the Broncos in June due to a knee injury but provides a secure running game. Although he has had problems staying healthy throughout his career.
Jacobs, meanwhile, spent the first seven of eight seasons with the Giants before playing only two games with the San Francisco 49ers last season. Jacobs was cut by the 49ers in December after complaining about playing time. Jacobs has accumulated 4,856 yards in his career and averages 4.5 yards per carry. With the Giants being familiar with Jacobs, a reunion of the two may be in store.
McKnight has only played three seasons in the NFL. He was a reserve on the New York Jets team that struggled with running the ball. McKnight is looking to resurrect his career in a new location, even if it is with the Giants who share a stadium with his former team.
The Giants will attempt to mend the gap left by Wilson before they take on the Denver Broncos next week.
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