The New York Giants held workouts today to look at potential replacements for Andre Brown, who is recovering from a leg injury suffered last week in the preseason and likely won't be ready to go until the middle of the season.
Wells and Dwyer are the two latest names that have been mentioned with the Giants having interest in, as the team has also contacted the agents for running backs Ryan Grant and Kevin Smith, plus they are not ruling out Tim Hightower, who had a previous workout with the Giants in the offseason.
Wells was a former first-round draft pick of the Arizona Cardinals back in the 2009 NFL Draft and had his breakout season in 2011; rushing for 1,047 yards and 10 touchdowns, but a knee injury slowed down his 2012 season, limiting him to just eight games and was released earlier in the offseason. Stapleton mentioned that Wells' knee hasn't improved much since the summer, which might keep him from being signed.
Dwyer was just released from the Pittsburgh Steelers in their attempt to get the roster down to 53 players. The 24-year-old running back had a decent season last year in Pittsburgh, rushing for 623 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games while starting in six of them.
"Another name to add some #NYG intrigue "@HBalzer721 RB Leon Washington visited the Giants," he tweeted.
Most New York fans will remember Washington for when he was a four-year member of the New York Jets from 2006-2009, spending time as both a running back and kick returner. After three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, Washington had signed with the New England Patriots, but was cut during the team's final roster moves to get to 53 players.
As a running back, Washington has 2,213 career yards and 16 touchdowns, but as a kick returner, Washington has 6,315 career yards and eight touchdowns.
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