Giants trade for RB

Posted Mar 9, 2007

TGI has learned that the Giants have opted to go the trade route to add a running back to complement Brandon Jacobs. The Giants and Browns have finalized details of a trade that would send disappointing receiver Tim Carter to Cleveland and bring Big Blue back Reuben Droughns.

Giants GM Jerry Reese confirmed to TGI that the trade was “done, pending physicals.”

Droughns, a seven-year vet, is coming off a 758-yard campaign in Cleveland, his second season with the Browns. Droughns surpassed the magical 1,000-yard mark in both his final season in Denver (2004, when he had 1,240 yards) and his first season with the Browns (1,232 yards). The 5-11, 220-pounder has a 3.9-yards per carry average on 844 career totes. The Oregon product has also caught 116 passes for 940 yards in his career.

As for the injury-prone Carter, he’s been nothing short of an enigma in New York, as he was never able to harness his incredible speed and athletic ability. In five seasons with the Giants, Carter only caught 72 passes with a season high of 26 in 2003.

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