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Running Back Ryan Torain Re-Signs with New York Giants

March 12th, 2013 at 4:56 PM
By Dan Benton

New York Giants co-owner John Mara said the team wanted Ryan Torain back even though he was not tendered and he meant it. The running back has re-signed with the Giants, per his agent Blake Baratz.

'Washington Redskins' Ryan Torain struts down the runway.' photo (c) 2011, DrivingtheNortheast - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

"Ryan Torain back in NY 2! Congrats," Baratz tweeted.

After originally signing with the team in late November, Torain would compete with fellow running back Kregg Lumpkin for playing time … and often came up on the losing end of that battle. In two games with the team (inactive for three), Torain wouldn't see a single carry and primarily played on special teams. However, the team has already informed Lumpkin he would not be re-signed, paving the way for Torain's return.

It seems a bit suspect that the Giants would prefer Torain over Lumpkin when Lumpkin clearly won the battle for playing time a season ago, but perhaps they see more upside with the 26-year-old. After all, it was only two season ago that Torain stepped in for an aging and injured Clinton Portis to lead the Washington Redskins with 742 yards on 164 carries (4.5 ypc).

Torain will likely compete with Da'Rel Scott for snap in 2013.

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28 Responses to “Running Back Ryan Torain Re-Signs with New York Giants”

  1.  GOAT56 says:

    I think we are going to mostly see these Ross and Torain type of signings.

  2.  GOAT56 says:

    Mitch Petrus was waived by the Titans

  3.  GOAT56 says:

    Delanie Walker agrees with Titans

  4.  TroyThorne says:

    Levitre and Vasquez both got signed for pretty cheap contracts considering how good they are. Might mean Boothe won’t get as much as he thinks? Not that signing him is imperative or anything but it would be “nice.”

    Meh @ the Ross signing. Hope he doesn’t see the field too much.

    Sucks we couldn’t retain Bennett but the writing was on the wall with him. Eli will make someone else serviceable.

    •  jfunk says:

      Really like Levitre. Guy can play all 5 line positions too.

      That being said $8M/yr for a guard is hardly “pretty cheap”.

      •  TroyThorne says:

        Disagree but I was basing it off the contract Carl Nicks got last year which was for 10 million more than Levitre’s and almost double what Vasquez got.

        •  GOAT56 says:

          I’m not an guard expert but I don’t think Levitre was considered the player Nicks was last year.

    •  GOAT56 says:

      Levitre got 5 years 39 mil and Vasquez got 4 years $23.5 mil. That’s not cheap IMO for a top guard. Boothe may return for the reasons you state but it’s not because the top guards got cheap deals.

      •  TroyThorne says:

        Carl Nicks got 47.5/5 just last year. Comparatively speaking, they’re pretty cheap.

        •  GOAT56 says:

          Not the same player. Nicks had been a multiple year probowler. I’m surprise Levitre got that much.

          •  TroyThorne says:

            Pro Bowls mean nothing. Levitre is highly respected in league circles and is pretty close to Nicks.

            Regardless, that wasn’t the point. Levitre is a great guard, one of the better in the NFL for sure, and got a contract I thought was pretty reasonable.

            •  jfunk says:

              Yes, Nicks got paid more…the most ever. Mankins got $8.5 I think.

              I still say being third in the league hardly qualifies as cheap.

              Either way, regardless of whether or not he’s “worth it”, I think it’s gotta be tough to fill a roster spending that kind of money on guards.

  5.  fanfor55years says:

    Ross and Torrain in one day. Nice job on the depth chart.

    I’m betting Torrain becomes the #3 back.

    Ross isn’t “battling” with TT. We had NOTHING after Prince, Webster and Hosley. Both Ross and TT can play safety as well as corner in the nickel and dime defenses Fewell loves. I assume we will draft at least one corner, but I think it likely that both TT (if he is healthy) and Ross wind up on the roster.

    Phillips probably won’t be back. Someone will offer him more money than he was offered by the Giants. So we have Rolle, Hill and Brown, with sash coming back again. They’ll go with 9, or 10, defensive backs. There should be room for both veterans, especially if TT moves to safety as has been bruited about by the team as a possibility.

    Sure is looking like Reese/Ross can go pluck some guys for the trenches and a linebacker in the draft. Receivers too. He is quickly filling up many of his “needs”. These days I think they try to do that (fill needs through free agency) and then draft a first pick who also fills a need before they go all-in on BPA. At the moment Reese is probably one linebacker or offensive lineman away from feeling that he has his target in the first round and can otherwise lean toward BPA.

    •  GOAT56 says:

      If draft a CB that’s 6 CB if TT is not considered a safety. We haven’t been keeping 6 CBs. I think we keep 9 DBs so guys like TT, Ross and Sash may be battling for the last spot.

  6.  Krow says:

    If Bennett got something like $4 mil per year … then yeah, too high. Otherwise you have to wonder.

  7.  fanfor55years says:

    Bring back Big Dumb Mitch Petrus!!!

    Just kidding. Too bad about that kid. He coulda been a contender if he had any brain cells left.

  8.  GOAT56 says:

    RT @MikeGarafolo Giants WR Domenik Hixon received an offer from the Lions but has tabled it for now. Looking for a better opportunity.

  9.  Valid says:

    I’ll miss Bennett, but let’s be honest: the Giants spit out productive tight ends like Mike Shanahan produces halfbacks. We’ll be fine.

    •  James Stoll says:

      Agreed. Plus we barely use. Sign Cruz. Develop Randal release Jernigan
      All good

      Wuz up with Osi?

    •  Krow says:

      That’s for sure. But I want to see the numbers. If it’s under $3 mil per year then we were suckers not to match.

      •  GOAT56 says:

        the number are more likely over 5 mil than under 3 mil per year. When you sign this early you get the money.

        •  Krow says:

          Yes, I think so too … and in that case they were right to let him walk. I just want to see it in writing so I feel better.

  10.  GOAT56 says:

    Fitzpatrick being released helps us have a better chance at keeping Carr. I know Eli has never missed a game but I think we need a vet that could keep us a float for a few quarter to a few games if Eli did get banged up. Curtis Painter or a rookie are not real solutions IMO. Carr being familiar with our system is very valuable because our backup QB won’t get any reps.

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