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Former Sun Devil Ryan Torain signs with New York Giants

On Tuesday, former Arizona State Sun Devil Ryan Torain was signed by the New York Giants, in hopes of shoring up their injury-depleted running back depth. Torain last played for Washington during the 2011 season.

Jonathan Daniel

Former Arizona State Sun Devil running back Ryan Torain has a new home, after it was announced on Tuesday that he would sign with the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants.

The news was first reported via the Twitter feed of NFL reporter Jason LaCanfora. LaCanfora added that Kregg Lumpkin had been signed along with Torain in New York. The Giants are looking for running back depth after losing Andre Brown for the remainder of the season.

For Torain, it has been an up-and-down five years since he left Tempe as a fifth-round draft pick of the Denver Broncos.

After injuries limited the Broncos other options at running back, Torain moved to the top of the depth chart in Denver, but tore his ACL in his first career start. He missed the remainder of the 2008 season and all of 2009 while recovering from the injury. In 2010 and 2011 Torain played for the Redskins, recording 942 yards in 18 games, including six touchdowns.

Torain was one of a handful of running backs the Giants worked out recently, in a group which included Cadillac Williams, Rock Cartwright, Ryan Grant and Derrick Coleman.