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The Giants Reportedly Worked Out 3 Running Backs Today

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NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 07: Helmets of the New York Giants rests on the sideline during a game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on December 7, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

With Saquon Barkley out for the next 4-8 weeks, the New York Giants are in need of some running back depth. They reportedly worked out three veteran backs today.

According to ESPN's Field Yates, New York brought in Benny Cunningham, Fozzy Whittaker and Zach Zenner for a look this afternoon. As of now, none have been signed.

That could change, however, as the Giants must add at least one running back before Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins. Currently, the team only has one (Wayne Gallman) on its active roster, along with fullback Eli Penny.

The Giants released Paul Perkins earlier this month, allowing the Detroit Lions to scoop him up off waivers. The team also has rookies Jon Hilliman and Austin Walter on the practice squad.

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Out of the three above names, Whittaker has the clearest connection to the Giants considering he spent time in Carolina while Giants general manager Dave Gettleman was the GM there. However, he hasn't played in an NFL game since 2017.

Cunningham saw time with the Chicago Bears in 2018, while Zenner was last with the Detroit Lions.