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Tiki: Injuries not Jacobs' Fault

In his previous role as the director of player personnel, Jerry Reese coordinated the NFL Draft for the Giants, meaning on his watch the Giants selected Brandon Jacobs. Once Reese became general manager, he traded for Reuben Droughns and decided to gamble on a talented prospect but at times wayward youngster in Ahmad Bradshaw.

Those three running backs, plus an unheralded reserve named Derrick Ward, comprised the four-man backfield that Reese handed over to Tom Coughlin as the committee replacement for Tiki Barber, the franchise career leader in virtually every rushing category. In that group, Reese figured he has power and brute force (Jacobs), experience (Droughns), versatility (Ward) and potential (Bradshaw). But...

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