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New York Giants add running back Chris Ogbonnaya to cover Jennings

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The New York Giants moved to add running back Chris Ogbonnaya to their roster this week, at the same time placing five players on the IR list.

The move to add Ogbonnaya seems to suggest that Tom Coughlin and the Giants still have concerns over starting running back Rashad Jennings, with the 28-year-old journeyman back seemingly in to act as cover as Jennings continues his attempts to regain full fitness.

Reports today even suggest Jennings may miss out on the Giants' Week 15 trip to the Tennessee Titans meaning Ogbonnaya could be expected to suit up straight away.

Numerous teams

Since being drafted in 2009 by the St. Louis Rams, Ogbonnaya has been part of the roster at; the Houston Texans (2010-11), Cleveland Browns (2011-13), and Carolina Panthers (2014).

In that time the Missouri native has rushed for 710 yards and two touchdowns in 158 attempts.

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Ogbonnaya is unlikely to come in and push Jennings, or even rookie Andre Williams, for their place in the depth charts but he will add much needed cover as the Giants look to finish a disappointing season on a high.

Troubling 2014

The New York Giants have had little to cheer this season. After a promising enough start that saw them at 3-2 after Week Five, Tom Coughlin's team has proceeded to lose the following they seven games leading to question marks over the future of the veteran coach, and Eli Manning.

While Manning has been inconsistent under new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo the Giants' running game hasn't exactly been spectacular.

The franchise currently ranks 22nd out of 32 in total yards while averaging just 3.6 yards per carry (the fourth worst in the league).

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