Jerry Reese enters the offseason with plenty on his agenda as he tries to restructure a shaky personnel situation. The offensive line needs work, the receiving corps and tight ends need help, too. The defensive line will need some added depth and he’ll have pressing decisions to make in the secondary. But after spending a first-round pick on David Wilson in 2012, running back was not supposed to be among those questions. Following a neck injury in early October, though, one that may still need surgery and could still possibly be career threatening, Reese is already on the lookout for a backup plan. “I think we’ll have to have some contingency plans at the running back position,” he said earlier in the week. “ I don’t think you go into the next season saying David Wilson’s going to be our number one, starting running back. I don’t think you can do that.” While this year’s free agency class features a few promising names, Reese knows one of his best options might have just left the team facility on Monday, uncertain of what was coming next. Andre Brown, who had almost 600 all purpose yards in eight games, is an impending free agent who has been measured about his future plans. After being involved in more than a dozen league transactions already, cut and signed by five different teams, Brown knows not to get his hopes up. As he left the facility on Monday, though, he told The Star-Ledger he would be willing to get a deal done with the Giants as soon as possible. According to a person familiar with the situation, the team has already expressed interest in retaining the running back for next season. The person requested anonymity in order to speak freely on the matter.
Andre Brown, Giants have mutual interest in 2014 reunion
Newark Star-Ledger | Jan 2