The New York Giants and Oakland Raiders look poised to swap some free agents this offseason, as they are working out a few players who play for the opposite team. Not only did the Giants sign Raiders starting running back Rashad Jennings yesterday, but they are also working out cornerback Tracy Porter. Meanwhile, Reggie McKenzie has workouts lined up with Giants veteran defensive players Justin Tuck and Terrell Thomas, and now there’s a chance both teams could switch starting running backs.
According to the New York Daily News’s Ralph Vacchiano, the Raiders are hosting running back Andre Brown, who would have been the team’s leading RB going into this season. It doesn’t look like he’ll be back after the Giants re-signed Peyton Hillis and snagged Jennings, but I’m not sure the door has been slammed shut on a reunion either. He was clearly their best back last season, as he grounded out 492 yards in eight appearances behind a well below-average offensive line that got no interior push.
Brown would be a solid signing for the Raiders, and he’s a much more consistent running back than Darren McFadden, who was re-signed on a one-year deal packed with incentives that could take his contract up to $4 million. Brown is 27, and he’s a decent option with similar talent to Jennings.