This article form the New York Post talks about Ron Dayne’s second chance. One interesting observation is that he’s worth some risk because he’s only going to make 700,000 or so this year, meaning he won’t be a huge cap burden. In case anyone needs to be reminded of Dayne’s stats:
Can he play? It’s a great debate within the Giants hierarchy and even inside the locker room. Even before Jim Fassel buried Dayne on the bench, refusing to activate him for a single game last season, the leading rusher in big-time college football history was viewed as a wasted draft pick. Taken No. 11 overall in 2000, the Giants hyped Dayne, despite his blockish 245-pound physique, as a formidable weapon possessing wonderful footwork and instincts. Dayne peaked as a rookie with 770 yards and has since dropped (from 690 to 428 to last year’s implausible zero) while convincing no one that greatness was merely an opportunity away.