Stapleton reported that the Giants were looking at running backs similar to David Wilson, the former first-round pick who had to retire because of a neck injury, earlier this year in case Wilson was not cleared to return from his injury.
Jones, 27, did not get signed as a free agent after playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013. Jones had 184 yards on 48 carries in limited duty, starting two games.
Prior to that, Jones spent five years with the Dallas Cowboys, rushing for 2,728 yards and 11 touchdowns in 64 career games. Dallas took Jones 22nd overall out of Arkansas in the 2008 draft.
Meanwhile, Stapleton notes that Pryor may not be in the Giants’ facility to play quarterback. He worked out at wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals last week and there are reports, according to Stapleton, that the former Ohio State star is open to playing another position.
He completed 57.4 percent of his passes last season for 1,798 yards and seven touchdowns with 11 interceptions. The Raiders were 3-6 in his nine starts.
He was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for a seventh-round draft pick in April and was released by Seattle during the final round of roster cuts in late August.
- Phil Watson