New York Giants running back Andre Brown (35) runs against the Indianapolis Colts during the first quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Andre Brown practicing today

New York Giants RB Andre Brown is eligible to return from the short-term injured reserve in Week 10, and it sounds like Brown will be able to return from his broken leg right when eligible. That’s not really a surprise, though, because he is meeting the rough timetable for his return to practice. The Giants are currently starting Brandon Jacobs with David Wilson out, and the Giants signed Peyton Hillis yesterday since Michael Cox was the only other healthy back.

Giants beat writer Patricia Traina tweets that Andrew Brown moved around “well” in drills today, and he was able to practice with the other Giants RBs. Once Brown is able to return from the short-term injured reserve (I would be surprised if he wasn’t activated in Week 10), my guess is that the Giants will release Peyton Hillis and keep Brandon Jacobs, but the latter player’s status depends on what the Giants want to do with that roster spot.

Brown is the Giants most well-rounded RB, and that makes up for an unfriendly injury history. He carried the rock for 385 yards on 73 carries with eight touchdowns in a solid 2012 campaign, and he and David Wilson make up a nice 1-2 punch at RB. It will be interesting to see how many carries he gets upon his return, and the Giants running game will be solid if everybody is healthy and the offensive line can finally get some consistency going.

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