Giants to work out Brandon Jacobs, Willis McGahee

The New York Giants will work out two veteran running backs this week, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Those backs are Brandon Jacobs, formerly of the Giants, and Willis McGahee, who has had stints with Buffalo, Baltimore and Denver.

Jacobs spent his first seven NFL seasons with the Giants before his release prior to the 2012 season. He played last year with the 49ers.

McGahee found success the past two seasons with the Broncos, though his 2012 campaign was cut short due to an ACL tear.

The Giants are also working out former Jets running back Joe McKnight, according to the report.

With Andre Brown on short-term IR, the Giants need a capable running back to step in and help a running game that struggled against the Cowboys Sunday night. David Wilson, who had just 19 yards on seven carries, lost two fumbles and was benched. He was replaced by Da'Rel Scott.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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