As the New York Giants packed up their things on Monday, preparing for the long offseason ahead, running back Andre Brown spoke openly about his desire to return in 2014. The soon-to-be free agent said he'd be willing to open negotiations with the Giants immediately, and that appears to be exactly what's happened.
“Shoot, I got family up here and everything, I’ll do it tomorrow if you want to,” he said on Monday.
Only two days removed from those comments and The Star-Ledger reports the Giants have already expressed an interest in re-signing Brown. And given that Brown is represented by Drew Rosenhaus, the same agent who represents linebacker Jon Beason, it's very likely the lines of communication have been opened up between the Giants and each player.
With David Wilson's status for 2014 still very much uncertain, Brown makes sense for the Giants as a contingency plan. Despite battling through a large number of seemingly fluke injuries, Brown is familiar with the Giants' offensive system and has consistently found success in it.
New York could also look to Peyton Hillis, who roundly praised the Giants' organization last week, or veteran running back Brandon Jacobs, should he opt to postpone retirement. They team also has rookie running back Michael Cox remaining on the depth chart.
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