Despite injury concerns, the Giants sign an ex-Colts and Saints running back.


In the midst of injury woes, the Giants sign an ex-Colts and Saints runner.

The New York Giants have made a precautionary move in their backfield ahead of their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night.

Running back Jonathan Williams was signed as a practice squad veteran on Wednesday, November 18th.

Williams, 27, was drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills out of Arkansas.

Since then, the former second-team All-SEC selection has made stops in New Orleans, Indianapolis, Detroit, and Washington (twice).

With the Colts in 2019, he had his most productive season, rushing for 235 yards in nine games, 220 of which came in a two-week span.

Over the course of his career, Williams has accumulated 415 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns.

Devontae Booker’s Stock Dropping?

Devontae Booker spent Wednesday’s walkthrough working with trainers on the side.

With a hip injury, Booker, New York’s leading rusher (315 yards), left the team’s Week 9 victory.

According to Dan Salomone of, X-rays on Booker’s injury came back negative, and he said at the time that he was “[feeling]great.” Originally, it was thought that Booker would be ready to play right out of the bye.

Despite this, he continues to miss practice sessions, missing Monday’s session due to a “personal issue.”

In the Giants’ most recent game, Booker was the only true running back on the field, with fullback Eli Penny filling in as a backup.

Regardless of his health, the team’s backfield should be a little deeper in Week 11 as Saquon Barkley appears to be on the mend.

Gary Brightwell, a rookie sixth-round pick, was recently activated from the ReserveCOVID-19 list after missing Week 9’s game due to a positive test.

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The Judge Continues to Suggest a Timeshare

After a slow start, Booker has put together two strong performances, averaging 123.5 yards and firmly establishing himself as a viable option even with Barkley’s impending return.

When asked if Booker and Barkley would share time in the backfield, head coach Joe Judge said, “The focus for us will be more in terms of just splitting the time in terms of sharing it and making sure we’re fresh.”

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