The Record reporter Art Stapleton Tweeted Tuesday the New York Giants worked out former Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer along with former Steelers person-of-interest Beanie Wells in wake of the IR-designated to return listing of RB Andrew Brown.
Dwyer was released by the Steelers in their final cuts Saturday. Wells worked out for the Steelers in March but did not draw an offer. The Jaguars also worked Wells out in June, and multiple reports have indicated a bum knee is holding him back right now.
NFL.com Around the League writer Chris Wesseling opined if the Giants are looking for a pure back-up to David Wilson, Dwyer is the best option the Giants have had in for workouts. If a more versatile back is what they are looking for, then Kevin Smith or Hightower are their best options.
The ATL write-up also mentions an interesting point that has gone overlooked. Vested NFL veterans who have never received termination pay in their careers are guaranteed their yearly salary if they're on the roster for Week 1. Because of that, it seems likely Dwyer would not be signed until after this week.
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