Jenny Vrentas of the Star-Ledger is reporting that the Giants will sign running back Kregg Lumpkin to take the roster spot of , placed on short-term IR with a fractured fibula.
Brown had emerged as an important part of the Giants' rushing attack with eight touchdown and 385 yards rushing on 73 carries (5.3 yards per carry). He was injured during the fourth quarter of Sunday's 38-10 victory over the Green Bay Packers.
The Giants selected Lumpkin after working out a handful of veteran running backs today, including Ryan Grant, Cadillac Williams and Ryan Torain. They needed to bolster the position since Brown's injury left the Giants with just two running backs on their roster, Ahmad Bradshaw and rookie David Wilson, plus fullback Henry Hynoski.
Lumpkin, 5-foot-11 and 228 pounds, was waived by Seattle in September. He's considered to be a powerful back and a good pass-catcher and pass-protector.
Lumpkin caught 41 passes for the Buccaneers a season ago.He has 45 receptions and 33 rushing attempts in his three-year career.
Rookie David Wilson will take over from Brown as the No. 2 back for the Giants behind Ahmad Bradshaw.