Excerpt: ""Each day until Feb. 2, the final day of the 2013 NFL season, we're going to break down a Giants free agent. We'll analyze his season, his future and the odds of him re-signing with the team this offseason.
Position: Running back
2013 Stats: 492 rushing yards, three touchdowns
'13 salary: $2,023,000
Had Andre Brown been healthy for the entire season, we might be talking about a Giants team that was able to sneak into the playoffs.
His return game against the Raiders was a showcase in resilience. Brown was coming off a broken leg and carried the ball 30 times for 115 yards and a touchdown. He helped open up a Giants offense that had become frighteningly one-dimensional behind their makeshift offensive line.
Brown has a good amount of power, and has taken steps to retool his diet to ensure he won't sustain another broken leg. He was essentially hit in the same spot twice in two years.
With David Wilson's future growing more uncertain by the day, his familiarity with Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin will be invaluable, especially since the only other healthy running back on the roster is MIchael Cox, a 2013 seventh-round pick who played sparingly.
If the Giants end up adding a back in free agency or via the draft, both of which may be likely at this point, Brown's skillset on third downs or in short yardage would still be useful.
He also wants to be back, and said he would have done a deal sight unseen if the Giants approached him on baggie day this year.
Chance for a return: 75%" Read more...