New York Giants sign running back Shaun Draughn
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have signed veteran running back Shaun Draughn.
The Giants announced the signing Wednesday, a little more than a month after releasing veteran Rashad Jennings in a salary cap move.
Draughn has played for six teams in six years, most recently the San Francisco 49ers. He has played in 57 games with seven starts. His career totals include 225 carries for 723 yards and seven touchdowns, plus 80 receptions for 597 yards and two scores. He also has 17 special teams tackles.
Draughn says the Giants were interested in his versatility. He says: ''I don't know exactly how they'll use me. I'm sure they'll use me to the strengths that I have.''
Draughn played in all 16 games last season with one start for the 49ers. He scored a career-high four touchdowns while rushing for 194 yards on 74 carries. Draughn also had career-best totals of 29 catches for 263 yards and two touchdowns.
He joins a backfield that includes second-year pro Paul Perkins, the team's top returning rusher, Orleans Darkwa and Shane Vereen.
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