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New York Giants looking to overhaul running back options

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Currently the New York Giants only have one fit running back on their roster, last year's draft pick Michael Cox.

And today new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo set out exactly what they are looking for as they go in search of more options:

"First and foremost, the runner needs to be able to protect the quarterback.

"He also needs to be able to run with the ball in his hands and do that well. You'd like to have a complete back," he explained.

With David Wilson a longterm casualty after a neck-injury that may stop him ever playing again, and Andre Brown heading for free agency, the Giants are in desperate need at running back and McAdoo was hardly sympathetic when spelling out what was needed:

"Obviously, it's idea to have a guy that is functional out of the backfield catching the football but at the end of the day, if they can't protect the quarterback, they're going to have a hard time getting on the field."

With the Giants struggling to protect Eli Manning throughout last season, he was sacked 39 times, it is clear McAdoo has set about resolving this issue in the offseason.

The franchise is likely to hit free agency and the draft in search of running backs who are as effective in protection as they are with ball in hand.

Eli will certainly be happy to hear the news from his offensive coach.

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