Brown, Bush could be fallback options at RB

Will the Giants re-sign Ahmad Bradshaw?

Well, that remains to be seen. If they don’t, here are some fallback options:

Ronnie Brown: The Dolphins rusher would be a solid complement to Brandon Jacobs in the Giants backfield, ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter mentioned on SportsCenter Monday. Brown has been injury-prone throughout his career, but did appear in all 16 games last season, rushing for 734 yards and five touchdowns He also caught 33 passes for 242 yards. The Giants could probably get the 29-year-old at a fairly discounted price, and he’s run the wildcat in Miami, which could provide an added dimension to the Giants offense if they were to implement it into their scheme.

Reggie Bush: The Saints multipurpose back would also serve as a solid change-of-pace to Jacobs, assuming he’s released. Bush is due $11.8 million in base salary this season and would count $16 million against the Saints’ salary cap. The organization has said it would like to keep Bush, but they’d have to re-work his contract to do so. Otherwise, they’d have to let him go. Bush played in eight games last season, racking up 358 combined rushing and receiving yards. The 26-year-old also can provide some playmaking ability on special teams, where he has four career touchdowns.

DeAngelo Williams: Arguably the best rusher in the 2011 free-agent class, Williams, when healthy, is a difference-maker. But he's coming off an injury-plagued 2010, which limited him to just 361 ground yards in six games. Plus, he'd be highly costly. The 28-year-old is two years removed from a 1,515-yard season with Carolina.

Cedric Benson: The 28-year-old has put together back-to-back 1,000-plus yard rushing seasons for the Bengals. However, he's far from a star off the field, and faces assault charges in Texas.

Darren Sproles: The 5-foot-8 speedster averaged 5.3 yards per carry for the Chargers in 2010, but he only carried the ball 50 times. He also caught 59 balls for 520 yards and two TDs, and can return punts and kicks as well.

Other options: Ricky Williams, Miami; Mike Tolbert, Chargers; Derrick Ward, Houston; Brandon Jackson, Green Bay; Michael Bush, Oakland