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Report: Giants hosting former Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer, Beanie Wells in wake of Andre Brown injury

Dwyer among multiple options in New York, but due to the fact he has not received termination pay in his career, he would have a guaranteed contract if on the roster in Week 1.

Justin K. Aller

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.

The Giants have had a slew of running backs in for looks since Brown's injury. Former Patriots RB Leon Washington and Cardinals RB Tim Hightower are among that group as well. 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.

We mentioned the possibility of Dwyer signing with the Ravens, which is not likely to happen now, but could happen after the Ravens play the Broncos Thursday night.

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