Andre Brown | RB | New York Giants
Posted: 4/23/2013 10:01pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown signed his franchise tender, which will now pay him a one-year non-guaranteed deal worth $2.023 million for 2013.
Huddle Up: Brown led the G-Men with 8 rushing TDs in 10 games last season and is expected to team with second-year back David Wilson in shouldering the rushing load in 2013.
Posted: 4/16/2013 12:41pm et
New York Giants restricted free-agent RB Andre Brown has signed an injury waiver in order to take part in offseason workouts. He has not signed his tender offer at this point.
Huddle Up: Brown was shelved with a broken leg last November after racking up a solid 8 rushing TDs in 10 games. With Ahmad Bradshaw now gone, he'll be counted on to take some of the load off the shoulders of second- year back David Wilson.
Posted: 2/17/2013 4:21pm et
New York Giants restricted free-agent RB Andre Brown said he is preparing to compete for the starting running back job next season. '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.' He said the broken fibula he suffered this season is completely healed.
Huddle Up: While Brown doesn't possess the explosiveness of fellow back David Wilson, he did well when called upon last season and also showed a definite nose for the end zone with 8 rushing TDs in only 10 games. Brown may not get the starting nod, but it's easy to envision him getting plenty of work as the backup to Wilson.
Posted: 2/6/2013 3:19pm et
The New York Giants are expected to re-sign restricted free-agent RB Andre Brown this offseason.
Huddle Up: Brown was effective when Ahmad Bradshaw was out with injuries and would serve as a solid complement to David Wilson. It has been reported that Tom Coughlin prefers to have three running backs on the roster, and with Wilson and Brown back they're already two-thirds of the way there; in other words, the oft-injured and somewhat expensive Bradshaw is no lock to return.
Posted: 11/26/2012 4:08pm et
The New York Giants placed RB Andre Brown (leg) on Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list Monday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: Tough break for the Giants. This may put more pressure on the Giants who have used Brown almost exclusively at the goal-line. The team doesn't seem to trust David Wilson enough to take up the slack so stay tuned to see what develops here.
Posted: 11/26/2012 11:37am et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a broken left fibula in the Week 12 game against the Green Bay Packers, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.
Huddle Up: Brown had been the junior member of the Giants' backfield committee and the backup plan when Ahmad Bradshaw was too hurt to play. Going forward Bradshaw will likely handle goal line duties he had been ceding to Brown, with David Wilson expected to see more work as well.
Posted: 11/25/2012 11:59pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown left Sunday night's Week 12 game in the second half against the Green Bay Packers due to a lower leg injury. He was taken to the locker room for X-rays.
Huddle Up: Despite more highlight-reel plays by fellow RB Ahmad Bradshaw, Brown actually led the Giants in rushing with 64 yards on 13 carries and found the end zone for the fifth straight game. Monitor Brown's situation closely as he's a productive back while also helping keep Bradshaw fresh.
Posted: 11/7/2012 7:29pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7. 'I'm feeling good, just had a little ding,'' Brown said. 'I did the whole practice today, didn't feel anything but we didn't have any contact. Just got to go out there and see come Sunday. I'll probably find out Sunday around one o'clock when somebody hits me."
Huddle Up: Brown, who has rushed for a TD in 3 straight outings, looks like he'll be good to go this Sunday against the Bengals. To be sure, though, keep an eye on the Giants' practice reports for the remainder of the week.
Posted: 10/17/2012 6:33pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (concussion) has been cleared from his concussion.
Huddle Up: The return of Brown, who has missed the team's past 2 games, could make things a little crowded in the Giants' backfield with rookie David Wilson having flashed his first-round skills in recent weeks.
Posted: 10/13/2012 11:16pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (concussion), DT Rocky Bernard (quadriceps) and SS Kenny Phillips (knee) did not make the trip to San Francisco for the team's Week 6 game.
Huddle Up: As expected, Brown will sit this one out. As for fantasy purposes, that means rookie first-round pick David Wilson is back in play after spending the early part of the season in the team's doghouse. After Brown went down early in Week 5, Wilson carried 2 times for 44 yards, highlighted by a 40-yard TD burst -- his first NFL score. Don't expect much, though, from Wilson or starter Ahmad Bradshaw on Sunday as the Giants face the top-ranked fantasy run defense in the 49ers.
Posted: 10/10/2012 1:26pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (concussion) was not seen on the practice field Wednesday, Oct. 10, during the early portion open to the media. He has yet to pass his baseline test.
Huddle Up: We all saw what David Wilson can do when given the opportunity. If Brown is out, Wilson could be in line for some serious work behind Ahmad Bradshaw. He has the explosive capability to score a lot of fantasy points in limited playing time, but that is a pretty big gamble.
Posted: 10/8/2012 3:16pm et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin doesn't think RB Andre Brown (concussion) is 100 percent healthy after dealing with a concussion.
Huddle Up: Tough break for Brown who could see David Wilson earn more playing time.
Posted: 10/7/2012 8:23pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown left Sunday's Week 5 game in the first quarter with a head injury and did not return.
Huddle Up: Brown's helmet hit the ground hard as he was brought down on a kickoff return. As a result, he did not a log a touch from scrimmage, paving the way for Ahmad Bradshaw's career-high 200 rushing yards and rookie David Wilson's first NFL TD.
Posted: 9/22/2012 6:06pm et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said RB Andre Brown and WR Ramses Barden could earn bigger roles in the offense, even when RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) and WR Hakeem Nicks (foot) return from their injuries. 'I think there's a place for everybody,' Coughlin said. 'It's a long stretch. That's being proven right now ... in the third game of the year.'
Huddle Up: Of the two, look for Brown to have a definite role going forward, given Bradshaw's injury history and the struggles of first-round pick David Wilson. Even when Hakeem Nicks returns, Barden should also see more targets with third WR Domenik Hixon dealing with injury issues.
Posted: 9/20/2012 11:51pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown ran for 113 yards and 2 touchdowns on 20 carries Thursday night in a 36-7 win over the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Guess Brown proved to be worth that speculative waiver-wire pickup this week. Filling in for injured starter Ahmad Bradshaw, who was out with a neck injury, Brown put a hurt on the Panthers' D Thursday night. With a career rushing total of a negative yard entering Week 2, Brown gained 71 yards and a TD on 13 carries last Sunday, and it turned out he was just getting warmed up. Meanwhile, first- round pick David Wilson, who gained a yard on 2 touches Thursday night, has become a complete afterthought in the Big Apple.
Posted: 9/17/2012 10:16am et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown, not rookie RB David Wilson, stepped up in Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when RB Ahmad Bradshaw went down to injury. Brown posted 71 rushing yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, and he added a two-point conversion run. Brown also had 19 yards on two receptions. Meanwhile, Wilson posted just six yards on three totes.
Huddle Up: View Brown's workload as evidence that Wilson is not yet fully clear of Tom Coughlin's doghouse--and his success that, should Bradshaw's neck injury sideline him for any length of time, he'll be a quality fantasy fill-in.