If you thought Raiders rumors was already filled with running back rumors today, the Oakland Raiders may have a former New York Giant on their radar to share duties with the recently re-signed Darren McFadden.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Oakland Raiders have expressed interest in former New York Giants running back Andre Brown--
#Raiders may not be done with RBs after signing Darren McFadden. They also have interest in ex-#Giants RB Andre Brown, per source.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2014
The incentive-laden nature of the 1-year, $4 million contract signed between the Raiders and Darren McFadden almost guarantees that the Oakland Raiders will be active in pursuit of another possible starting running back--just in case Darren McFadden's long injury history continues to limit both his playing time and effectiveness.
Andre Brown fractured his leg in the New York Giants' final preseason game in 2013, missing eight games before returning in Week 10.
In eight games (all starts), the 27-year-old Brown ran for 492 yards on 139 carries--adding three touchdowns. He also showed increased versatility, adding 20 receptions for 103 yards and acting as a safety valve for a constantly-pressured Eli Manning.