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New York Giants Will Sign Running Back Kregg Lumpkin

November 27th, 2012 at 1:42 PM
By Dan Benton

Even prior to Andre Brown breaking his leg and being placed in Injured Reserve (designated to return), the New York Giants held workouts for a number of running backs including Joseph Addai and Ryan Torian. On Tuesday, they had some of those same players return for another private workout, but added Cadillac Williams and Ryan Grant to the mix. However, when all was said and done, it would be Kregg Lumpkin whom the team decided to sign.

Grant, who originally signed with the Giants as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Notre Dame in 2005, spent his first season in the NFL on their practice squad. He would miss the 2006 season after a fluke accident at a night club almost cost him his life. In 2007, he was traded to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for a future sixth-round pick.

In five seasons with the Packers, Grant would rush for more than 1,000 yards twice (2008 and 2009). He also spent a part of this season with the Washington Redskins (one carry for five yards), but was released in late October.

Williams, meanwhile, was a first-round pick (5th overall) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2005. In his rookie season, Williams would rush for 1,178 yards and six touchdowns. However, due to a variety of serious injuries and an abundance of talented running backs in Tampa, Williams never again approached the 1,000 yards mark and saw his carries dip each season (with the exception of 2009). He became an unrestricted free agent in 2011, and would go on to sign with the St. Louis Rams. He played in 11 games for the team, tallying 361 yards and a touchdown.

Finally, the man of the hour: Kregg Lumpkin.

The Packers signed Lumpkin as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Georgia in 2008, and he would remain with the team through 2009. He would also have stints with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks.

In 29 career games, Lumpkin has rushed for 124 yards on 33 carries (3.65 ypc). He's also hauled in 45 passes for 325 yards. He's never scored a touchdown.

Lumpkin will replace Andre Brown on the 53-man roster.

The confirmed list of running backs in attendance today: Cadillac Williams, Ryan Grant, Ryan Torain, Rock Cartwright and Kregg Lumpkin.

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84 Responses to “New York Giants Will Sign Running Back Kregg Lumpkin”

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  1.  jfunk says:

    Hard to have an opinion about any of these guys they’ve brought in.

    Who would make the best pickup has a lot more to do with what they coaches saw in these workouts than it does with what any of us saw from them the last time we saw them play.

    Williams, Grant, Moore, and Torain are probably the names that stand out most to me though.

  2.  BigBlueGiant says:

    No thank you on any of these guys.

    Torrain might be the best option.

    •  Valid says:

      Eh, it’s not like there is anyone else out there. Plus, I’m sure Bradshaw and Wilson will be getting the bulk of the carries anyway, so it probably won’t even matter all that much who the Giants sign.

    •  Hanshi says:

      Then who? We need to sign a RB. Out the option that are out there, who would you sign?

      •  BigBlueGiant says:

        Have someone from the Practice squad come up.

        •  Hanshi says:

          If can’t get David Wilson many snaps, a practice squad guy wouldn’t see any. This is Tom Coughlin we’re taling about. Who would you bring up? Martinek?

  3.  kujo says:

    We signed someone named Kregg Lumpskin. Who the f-ck is that?

    •  Hanshi says:

      A former Seacock

      •  Hanshi says:

        College career

        A highly recruited tailback prospect (#2 by Scout and, behind only Reggie Bush), Lumpkin played at the University of Georgia from 2003 to 2007. Slowed down by injuries during his sophomore and senior seasons along with sharing carries with Michael Cooper, Thomas Brown, Danny Ware, and Knowshon Moreno, Lumpkin rushed for 1,699 yards on 352 carries with 17 total touchdowns (14 rushing, 3 receiving) in his career. His jersey number as a true freshman was #28, but changed it during his redshirt sophomore season to #6.

        Professional career

        Green Bay Packers

        He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He made the regular season roster after an impressive training camp. He was placed on injured reserve on October 11. He was released on September 5, 2009 after final cuts and re-signed to the practice squad the following day. On January 11, 2010 he signed a reserve future contract.

        Lumpkin was released on September 4, 2010.

        Tampa Bay Buccaneers

        On September 5, 2010, Lumpkin was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

        Seattle Seahawks

        Lumpkin signed with the Seattle Seahawks on March 23, 2012. He was waived on September 18.

    •  BigBlueGiant says:


      What a name!


  4.  BigBlueGiant says:

    can’t wait to see the first guy rocking a Lumpskin jersey at the stadium.

  5.  kujo says:

    I’m just gonna go ahead and give him the nickname Blumpkin. Google it (unless you’re at work…)

  6.  GOAT56 says:


    RB wise I rather go with a lessor name that is a good special teams player. I feel like the Ryan Grants and Cadillac Williams of the world are done. Addai is a little younger and didn’t have major injuries like Cadillac. But the best option is probably someone like Torrian/Lumpkin who has little thread, bigger backs and have played specials before.

  7.  kujo says:

    Lumpkin is 5’11, 228 lbs. Biggest RB on the roster. Good pass protector and catcher.

  8.  BigBlueGiant says:

    Kregg Blumpkin.

    Lumpskin works as well.

  9.  GOAT56 says:

    Lumpkin much like Danny Ware looked like a superstar early at Georgia then got hurt and was just a role player for much of his career. I think he can be a similar player to Ware for us. And that’s all we really need.

    Torian would probably be the best option if our main focus was a short yardage runner.

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