Chuck Pagano announced that versatile running back Vick Ballard sustained a torn right ACL and will be placed on injured reserve. Ahmad Bradshaw (eight touches for 33 yards in Week 1) and former first-round pick Donald Brown will split the workload in Ballard’s absence. Brown averaged 4.7 yards per carry in the preseason, but he’s a liability in pass protection.
Kerwynn Williams, a rookie out of Utah State, was signed off the practice squad.
Bradshaw’s slide up to a back-RB2 in my rankings this week against Miami. He’s the goal-line back and quietly amassed solid receiving totals as a member of the Giants. Brown sits as a back-end RB4.