Ronnie Brown: Best Back Available?

According to Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger, the Giants will bring back free agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw via a four-year deal.

This means that the guy most teams would consider to have the biggest name left among running backs is Ronnie Brown. With Bradshaw’s fumbling issues and Brown’s Wildcat experience, Bradshaw may have been beneath Brown in some teams’ boards. The Rams and Chargers have been reportedly interested in Brown. I think the 49ers and Buccaneers could be interested, too.

What I don’t know is if the Giants made an offer to Ronnie Brown, and if it was the best offer out there. In that event, the price for Brown may have lowered.

Last year was the first year Ronnie Brown played all 16 games. His fellow first-rounder and Auburn Tiger Cadillac Williams is also a free agent and is coming off back-to-back 16-game seasons. Williams had never accomplished that until 2009.

Brown’s last 100-yard rushing performance was week 4 in 2009, at home, against Buffalo. He has only had 20+ carries two times since then.

Brown is not the only Pro Bowl running back looking for work. On the market: Clinton Portis, Tiki Barber, Brian Westbrook, Fred Taylor as well as FBs Leonard Weaver, Tony Richardson and Le’Ron McClain and three fullbacks who may have made the Pro Bowl if not for the 1-per-conference rule and if not for Lorenzo Neal: Heath Evans, Ahmard Hall and Lawrence Vickers.

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