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Giants Now: sees big season for RB Devin Singletary

DEVIN-SINGLETARY-GN sees big season for RB Devin Singletary

Similar to many other teams around the league, the Giants underwent some big changes in their RB room this offseason.

Five-year veteran Devin Singletary was brought in on a multi-year deal to replace Saquon Barkley in the backfield after the long-time team captain signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.'s Kevin Patra recently took a look at the top running backs that changed teams this offseason and how they might fare in 2024.

For Singletary and the Giants, Patra believes the 5-foot-7, 203-pound back will be even better than his career-best 2023 campaign.

"When given the bulk of the workload in Houston, Singletary impressed, gashing defenses in a Bobby Slowik offense that fit his skill set well," the article states. "As previously mentioned, had he been the Day 1 starter, he'd have well surpassed the 1,000-yard plateau. With little other competition in New York, Singletary should get most of the carries out of the gate.

"Singletary was underutilized during his first four career seasons in Buffalo, a fact that became clearer after his performance in Houston -- so he should have more tread on his tires than other backs his age. While there are some concerns around his rate of forced missed tackles dipping with more carries, I think volume keeps Singletary above his 2023 numbers and allows him to set new career highs in Brian Daboll's offense."

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Singletary played in all 17 games with 10 starts for the Texans last season and set new career-highs with his 216 rush attempts and 898 rushing yards. The veteran found the end zone four times while also adding 30 receptions for an additional 193 yards.

According to Pro Football Focus, Singletary registered 36 missed tackles forced and had 26 runs of 10+ yards.

It marked the third consecutive year in which Singletary finished the season with over 1,090 total yards of offense.

Originally selected in the third round (No. 74 overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, Singletary played his first four seasons in Buffalo, three of which were spent with Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator and Joe Schoen as assistant general manager.

The back totaled 672 rush attempts for 3,151 yards (4.7 avg.) and 16 touchdowns along with 145 receptions for 971 yards and four additional scores during his four years in Buffalo.

Singletary has also proven to be quite durable as he has missed only one game over the last four seasons.

"Motor is a pro," Daboll said last month about the Giants' new running back. "He knows he only has to be Motor. He's smart. He's tough. I thought he was productive. I think he's been productive since he's played. Really excellent teammate. We're happy to have him. I got to see him too the other day when he came in. It was good to see him. I know he's ready to work."

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