October 10, 2014
New York Giants running back Andre Williams (44) celebrates after scoring on a touchdown run against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Bill Kostroun

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) When the New York Giants drafted Andre Williams in the fourth round in May, the move was seen as an insurance policy at running back.

David Wilson was coming off neck surgery and the veteran Rashad Jennings had been signed as a free agent in the offseason.

Heading into Philadelphia on Sunday night for a crucial NFL East game against the Eagles (4-1), the insurance policy has been the Giants' (3-2) main running threat.

Wilson retired with a neck injury and Jennings is probably not going to play this weekend after spraining his left knee in the win over Atlanta on Sunday.

That leaves Williams as the starter and veteran Peyton Hillis as his backup. Michael Cox is now No. 3 after being signed off the practice squad.

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