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Kregg Lumpkin signed by Giants -- report

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Kregg Lumpkin has reportedly been signed by the Giants
Kregg Lumpkin has reportedly been signed by the Giants
Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

[UPDATE, 4:39 PM EST: Jason LaCanfora of CBS is reporting that the Giants will also add running back Ryan Torain "at some point in the near future.' ]

Jenny Vrentas of the Star-Ledger is reporting that the Giants will sign running back Kregg Lumpkin to take the roster spot of Andre Brown, placed on short-term IR with a fractured fibula.

Writes Vrentas:

The Giants selected Lumpkin after working out a handful of veteran running backs today, including Ryan Grant, Cadillac Williams and Ryan Torain. They needed to bolster the position since Brown's injury left the Giants with just two running backs on their roster, Ahmad Bradshaw and rookie David Wilson, plus fullback Henry Hynoski.

Lumpkin, 5-foot-11 and 228 pounds, was waived by Seattle in September. He's considered to be a powerful back and a good pass-catcher and pass-protector.

Lumpkin caught 41 passes for the Buccaneers a season ago.He has 45 receptions and 33 rushing attempts in his three-year career.

I wouldn't expect Lumpkin to have much a role immediately. Perhaps he can eventually fulfill some of Brown's short-yardage duties and help on third down.

Thoughts, Giants fans?