Da'Rel Scott knows he missed an opportunity last season to become a regular contributor to the New York Giants' running back rotation.

Let's flash back to Wee 3 of the 2012 season. That was a 36-7 victory over the Carolina Panthers and marked a breakout game for running back Andre Brown who carried 20 times for 113 yards both career highs to that point.

Scott however also had career best on that day although his numbers were far more modest. He carried six times for nine yards more carries than the five he totaled as a rookie in 2011.

Brown suffered a concussion the following week against the Philadelphia Eagles. With Brown down and David Wilson not having earned the trust of the coaching staff at that point there were carries to be had. Only those six carries turned out to be the only ones Scott would receive in his second season. He had apparently suffered a knee injury of his own.

Instead of getting his chance to shine Scott watched as Ahmad Bradshaw carried 30 times against the Cleveland Browns and 27 the following week against the San Francisco 49ers. He was finally placed on season-ending injured reserve.