New York Giants News And Notes: Free Agency, Ahmad Bradshaw And More

Good morning, New York Giants fans!

Giants sign a safety, look at two other defensive players
It was a fairly busy day for the Giants on Monday as they looked to add some depth to their defense. They signed Stevie Brown, a 24-year old safety with two years of NFL experience, and took a look at two other players, cornerback Antwaun Molden and linebacker Quentin Groves.

Ahmad Bradshaw will still need help - NFC East Blog - ESPN
It's not a question of Bradshaw's will or even his ability. It's merely a question of health -- the health of feet that have been a problem for him for years now. At some point, it's fair to assume, Bradshaw's foot will fail him again. It's a matter of when, not if. As much as he may have been portrayed, over the years, as the smaller half of the backfield tandem, Bradshaw is not some shifty, elusive scatback. He's a big, physical back who runs hard, absorbs a lot of contact and gives his body up by blocking and picking up blitzes in the passing game. The NFL season wears on him, and while I don't claim to understand the extent to which an injection of bone marrow from another part of his body might help eliminate his chronic injury, it's no stretch to predict that Bradshaw will wear down.

The running backs still on the Giants' roster -- D.J. Ware, Da'Rel Scott and the drug-suspended Andre Brown -- likely don't provide the answer. Even if one of them emerges in training camp as a viable candidate for an increased workload, none has shown the ability that Bradshaw and Jacobs have shown to do the physical dirty work the Giants demand of their running backs. Jacobs will need to be replaced, for the team's sake and for Bradshaw's.

NFL.com news: Concerns at running back could affect Giants' draft
The uncertainty at the position could entice New York to add a body through free agency or the draft. The Giants pick last in the first round, a downside of winning a Super Bowl that the franchise can probably live with. Alabama's Trent Richardson is widely believed to be the only true first-round talent on the board, but he'll be long gone before the Giants are on the clock.

Of course, history has proven quality running backs can be found up-and-down a draft board. For an example, look no further than Bradshaw, who was a seventh-round selection out of Marshall in 2007.

Amani Toomer, former New York Giant, says Tim Tebow of New York Jets will be starting quarterback sometime next season - NYPOST.com

Former Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer likes what he has seen from Tim Tebow and thinks Jets fans are going to see more from the quarterback than the team is saying right now.

"I don’t see [Mark] Sanchez being the starter the entire year," Toomer said yesterday at NFL Shop at Draft in Manhattan.

Jets may be in mix for HBO's "Hard Knocks" - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Fasten your seat belts. Coach Rex Ryan, Tim Tebow and the New York Jets might be ready for a sequel on HBO’s "Hard Knocks." Jets owner Woody Johnson says he’s heard talk that HBO is interested in signing up the team for its training-camp documentary show. He’s not ruling it out.

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