With Ahmad Bradshaw no longer in the picture, the New York Giants are getting thin and inexperienced at the running back position. As such, it will become a significant priority for them to retain Andre Brown, who is slated to become a Restricted Free Agent (RFA) when the new league year begins on March 12th. And much like they plan to do with safety Stevie Brown, it appears a tender is in Andre's immediate future.
However, until the team actually tenders Brown, there's no way of knowing what the amount will be. Tenders begin at $1.323 million for the original-round level, which would be a fourth-round pick for Brown. But, given his success this past season, the Giants may be forced to tender him at a higher level than the original-round pick because it's likely some teams would be willing to part with a fourth-round pick for him.
The one concern with Brown is that he's coming back after suffering a broken fibula last season, and has a history of major injuries. But he insists he's fine, back to 100% and ready to make an impact in 2013.
"There is no more rehab. I am 100%," Brown tweeted in late January.
In 10 games last season, Brown rushed for 385 yards on 73 carries (5.3 ypc) and became the Giants' go-to goalline back, scoring an impressive eight touchdowns.
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