The Giants should try and sign this RB after missing out on AJ Dillion

Will the Giants add another running back in free agency?

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The running back position is going to be looking very different for the New York Giants in 2024. After not electing to sign Pro Bowl running back Saquon Barkley to a long-term deal, the former No. 2 overall pick opted to drive down the New Jersey Turnpike and sign with the Eagles. Ouch.

Despite Barkley now moving on to play for Philly, Joe Schoen wasted no time in inking a new No. 26, as the team signed running back Devin Singletary to a three-year deal. Singletary is familiar with Brian Daboll, as Coach Dabes was previously his offensive coordinator with the Bills.

While Singletary is no Barkley, he put up some pretty good numbers for the Bills and most recently the Houston Texans. Last season, he posted a career-high 898 yards. While bringing Singletary to town is nice, the offense still needs another running back to be brought in either through the draft or free agency. With that said, how about going after former Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire?

Here's why the Giants should sign Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Art Stapleton first pitched this idea and it's definitely intriguing. Edwards-Helaire was the Chiefs 2020 first-round draft choice and while he flashed potential early on in his career, Isiah Pacheco has stolen the show in KC at RB and he's the long-term answer there for the back-to-back Super Bowl champs.

Despite not having huge stats and battling injuries over the last few seasons in particular, Edwards-Helaire can still be a playmaker with the football, as he's averaged almost four yards a carry in three of his four seasons with the Chiefs and he can also catch passes out of the backfield. He has posted 89 receptions in his four seasons with the AFC West side.

There have been talks of 2023 draftee Eric Gray stepping up for more work next season. That's certainly an option, but he has little experience seeing extended action. The same can't be said for CEH. If the Giants can land his signature via a cheap, one-year deal, this is something Schoen should definitely consider.