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New York Giants Training Camp Preview: Running Backs

The New York Giants are stocked with running back talent, all of which has starting experience. However, it’s difficult to say what you can expect from Big Blue’s rushing attack in 2014. None of the backs on the roster are proven starters, so while the free-agent acquisition of Rashad Jennings may place him as the front runner, it’s really unknown whether he is capable of being...
Via cover32 - Giants
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants RB Jacobs inactive; rookie Cox starts

New York Giants rookie Michael Cox is making his first start with halfback Brandon Jacobs inactive for Monday night's game against the Minnesota Vikings. Jacobs tweaked a hamstring in the fourth quarter of the Giants' 27-21 loss to the Bears on Oct. 10, but the injury didn't respond to treatment. Cox has not carried the ball, other than two kickoff returns. Giants...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Peyton Hillis, Michael Cox fantasy football options with Brandon Jacobs likely out

The New York Giants have already dealt with a number of injuries to their backfield this season, and that theme is expected to continue this week with Brandon Jacobs likely out against the Minnesota Vikings. Jacobs hurt his hamstring during a breakout performance against the Chicago Bears last week, leaving only rookie Michael Cox and […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Cox expected to get some carries this week for the Giants

According to Dan Graziano of,  Giants rookie running back Michael Cox could play a role in this week’s Monday night game against the Vikings. Rookie Michael Cox got an increased workload in practice Monday and could play a key role in the Giants’ “Monday Night Football” game against the Vikings next week. But the Giants are working out running backs this...
Via Pro Football Zone
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants Are Ridiculously Thin at Running Back

The Giants lack a consistent run game this year and now they also lack actual running backs. For Monday's practice, the Giants had exactly one running back participate - rookie seventh round draft pick Michael Cox. What of the other running backs that the Giants signed this season to carry the load and take some pressure off of Eli Manning? Davld Wilson is...
Via The Giant Exiles
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants down to one healthy running back

The New York Giants have a big problem in their backfield. According to Dan Graziano of,  the only healthy running back at Monday morning’s practice was rookie Michael Cox. New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs was standing off to the side with a wrap on his left leg and not working with the rest of the team during the portion of Monday morning’s practice...
Via Pro Football Zone
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants down to 1 healthy halfback for Vikings

The New York Giants finally get their running game going against the Chicago Bears with Brandon Jacobs, and they head into this week with the possibility of having to start rookie Michael Cox at halfback. Jacobs tweaked his left hamstring late in the 27-21 loss to the Bears last Thursday night, and his status for the Minnesota Vikings game next Monday night is uncertain. Jacobs...
Via AP on Fox
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants add depth, welcome back RB Jacobs

The New York Giants signed running back Brandon Jacobs Tuesday. Jacobs, who played for the Giants from 2005-2011 and was a part of two Super Bowl-winning teams, should help a backfield in flux. Second-year starter in David Wilson is backed up by Da'Rel Scott and Michael Cox. But New York ran for only 50 yards in the season-opening loss to the Cowboys. ''Whatever they...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Stash This Name Away: Michael Cox

The Giants have had some good success with drafting late round runners such as Ahmad Bradshaw, Derrick Ward, and Andre Brown.  Welcome Michael Cox to the party.  The Giants 7th round pick has good size at 6’0 220 and he ran a 4.58 40.  If you are looking for a comparison from this year’s draft, look no further than Christine Michael.  Michael is 220 and ran a 4.54 40.  That’s...
Via Juan Elway
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Giants Rookie RB Michael Cox Returning Kickoffs

With a lot of the recent talk and speculation focused on the New York Giants return game, might there be a dark horse in the mix? During Big Blue’s three-day rookie mini-camp, seventh-round pick, running back Michael Cox out of the University of Massachusetts, was among the players fielding kickoffs. Because the drills are non-contact, it’s nearly impossible to tell how valuable...
May 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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