The saga of Andre Brown continues, with the latest update that Brown has in fact been placed on injured reserve, but has been designated to return. Theoretically, this indicates the Giants think Brown has some chance of playing at some later date.
Jenny Vrentas brings us the latest: Tom Coughlin said the designation to return would provide Brown "incentive" and "great purpose."
Perhaps more importantly, Coughlin's words on David Wilson: "It's his time."
With temporary-IR'd players not eligible to return for six or eight weeks or something like that, it's hard to see this as much more than a prayer or a token designation. Coughlin anointed Wilson and said they'd be evaluating running backs in the next few days, so the page is all but turned.
In other news, Coughlin said Kenny Phillips aggravated the same MCL injury that caused him to miss some time recently, but didn't have much more than a wait-and-see.
With Robert Griffin III, Drew Brees and Matt Ryan leading the Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons into battle with Big Blue in the coming weeks, Phillips' status might be more important to the Giants than Brown's.
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