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Giants sign RB Lumpkin

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The New York Giants signed running backs Ryan Torain and Kregg Lumpkin to provide depth with Andre Brown going on injured reserve with a broken fibula and Ahmad Bradshaw continuing to battle a foot injury.

The Giants waived offensive lineman Selvish Capers and released running back Joe Martinek from the practice squad.

Torain has rushed for 1,011 career yards in 20 games over three seasons. The injury-plagued back played in two games for the Denver Broncos in 2008, was out of the league in 2009 and then played in 18 games for the Washington Redskins from 2010-11. He is averaging 4.2 yards per carry for his career.

Lumpkin has played for the Seahawks, Buccaneers and Packers. He was primarily a third-down back who also played on special teams coverage units in Tampa.

The defending Super Bowl champions also took a look at former Steelers running back Mewelde Moore and former Colts running back Joseph Addai.

Addai was the biggest name. The 29-year-old running back has been unemployed since being released by the Colts after the 2011 season. Though he has twice totaled 1,000 rushing yards in a season, injuries have limited him to just 12 games over the past two years.

The Giants also placed rookie defensive tackle Markus Kuhn on Injured Reserve Tuesday with a torn ACL.
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