Giants Rumors: NY mentioned as possible landing spot for veteran RB after draft

Could another addition for the RBs room be on the way for the G-Men?
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What's next for the NY Giants and general manager Joe Schoen following the 2024 NFL Draft? The hope is that Schoen can still add some pieces for the secondary, as it's unknown who will be the CB2 to pair with standout Deonte Banks.

However, could Schoen look to add another veteran to a different position? With Saquon Barkley now with the Eagles, all eyes are on Devin Singletary to lead the ground game. The G-Men did use a fifth-round pick on running back Tyrone Tracy Jr., but if you ask Bleacher Report, they think there's still room for someone else to step in to make a difference. That'd be former Chiefs and Browns RB Kareem Hunt.

Could the NY Giants give Kareem Hunt a look in free agency?

"The New York Giants' backfield still looks a little thin coming out of the draft.
Devin Singletary has run for 800-plus yards in each of the last three seasons but isn't a like-for-like replacement for Saquon Barkley. Eric Gray had 23 total touches as a rookie. Tyrone Tracy Jr., a 2024 fifth-round draft pick, only became a full-time running back in 2023. Although Singletary is clearly the No. 1 guy after signing a three-year, $16.5 million contract, New York would benefit from bringing in one more vet, and Hunt would slot in nicely as the backup."

Bleacher Report's Joseph Zucker

BR's Joseph Zucker thinks the Giants or Chargers would make the most sense for Hunt right now. Behind Barkley last season, there wasn't much production from the other backs, with rookie Eric Gray disappointing both on offense and during his action with the special teams group.

Is this where someone like Hunt could come in to help out Singletary? Believe it or not, Hunt is a former Pro Bowler, as he posted 1,327 yards and eight touchdowns during his rookie season with Kansas City way back in 2017.

In recent years he has served as an RB2, posting 468 yards in 2022 for Cleveland and following that up with 411 yards last season. He recorded 12 touchdowns during those two seasons. He's not going to be a bellcow RB for a team, but if the price is right, maybe Schoen could see if Hunt is interested in a move to the NFC East.