The New York Giants have signed former Baltimore Ravens running back Javorius Allen to their active roster.
The New York Giants are shuffling their roster after their Thursday night loss to the New England Patriots. The team announced that they have signed running back Javorius Allen, waiving fellow running back Jon Hilliman.
— New York Giants (@Giants) October 11, 2019
Allen, who goes by the nickname “Buck,” was a fourth-round draft pick of the Baltimore Ravens in 2015. He spent four years with the Ravens, appearing in 54 games. He ran for 1,249 yards, averaging 3.7 per carry. He also chipped in 814 yards on 129 receptions, and he totaled 14 touchdowns.
He signed with the New Orleans Saints after the 2018 season but was released by the team over the summer, leaving him available for the Giants to sign.
He’ll likely serve as the backup to Saquon Barkley, who has been trending towards playing in Week 7. No matter who is backing him up, Barkley will garner the lion’s share of touches out of the backfield.
Hilliman was an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers who made the team’s practice squad out of camp. He was promoted to the active roster after Barkley suffered his ankle injury, and became the team’s number one running back when Wayne Gallman Jr. suffered a concussion.
For the season, Hilliman has run for 91 yards on 30 carries, and he has chipped in three receptions for a total of one yard. He’s obviously not ready to be a prime time back yet, but the team has seen flashes and will likely look to add him back to their practice squad should he go through waivers unclaimed.