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2021 Rushing

STATS ATT
Rushing Attempts
YDS
Rushing Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Rush
TD
Rushing Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Rush
FL
Fumbles Lost
Regular Season 1 4 4.0 0 4 0

Top Gary Brightwell News

  • Giants' Gary Brightwell: Returns from COVID list

    Brightwell was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

    Dan Duggan of The Athletic confirms that Brightwell actually tested positive for COVID-19, but the rookie running back has evidently recovered. If any lingering effects of the virus don't prevent Brightwell from suiting up Monday in Tampa Bay, his role will depend on the health of Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Devontae Booker (hip), who are both well above Brightwell in New York's backfield pecking order when healthy.

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  • Giants' Gary Brightwell: Not playing Sunday

    Brightwell (undisclosed) is unavailable for Sunday's game against the Raiders, according to Dan Benton of USA Today.

    Brightwell missed Thursday's and Friday's practices after landing in the COVID-19 protocol and wasn't activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday. With Saquon Barkley (ankle) still sidelined, the Giants are down to Devontae Booker, Elijhaa Penny and Cullen Gillaspia out of the backfield.

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  • Giants' Gary Brightwell: Still on COVID-19 list

    Brightwell (undisclosed) remains on the reserve/COVID list as of Sunday.

    Brightwell was among a number of Giants players and personnel to enter the COVID-19 protocol this week, and while he was listed as questionable Sunday against the Raiders, the team was unable to activate him Saturday, according to Dan Duggan of The Athletic. With Saquon Barkley (ankle) again inactive, the Giants were left with Devontae Booker, Elijhaa Penny and Cullen Gillaspia out of the backfield for Week 9. Booker ended up injuring his hip during Sunday's 23-16 loss, so if Brightwell can get back to the active roster in the near future he could be a candidate to get some touches on game days.

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  • Giants' Gary Brightwell: Officially questionable

    Brightwell (undisclosed) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Raiders.

    Brightwell missed Thursday's and Friday's practice after landing in COVID-19 protocol. If he is ultimately cleared ahead of Sunday's game, he will be expected to provide depth in the backfield behind Devontae Booker and Elijhaa Penny as well as contribute on special teams.

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  • Giants' Gary Brightwell: In COVID-19 protocol

    Brightwell didn't practice Thursday and is in the COVID-19 protocol, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

    Brightwell was seemingly one of several Giants players and test members that tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, but following subsequent retesting, only running backs coach Burton Burns has had his positive result confirmed. Meanwhile, running back Saquon Barkley (ankle) and safety Xavier McKinney were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, though New York seemingly has hope that both will be cleared upon further follow-up testing. Brightwell's ability to avoid landing on the list thus far suggests the Giants have less concern about his status than Barkley's or McKinney's, but Brightwell's absence from practice suggests he's not completely out of the woods yet. Assuming Brightwell is cleared ahead of Sunday's game against the Raiders, he'll likely be limited to a special-teams role behind Devontae Booker and Elijhaa Penny, the Giants' preferred options for backfield work while Barkley is on the mend from the ankle injury.

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  • Giants' Gary Brightwell: No usage in Week 8

    Brightwell did not play an offensive snap during Monday's 20-17 loss against the Chiefs.

    Brightwell has yet to record an offensive snap since the Giants' Week 3 loss against the Falcons. The 2021 sixth-round pick has failed to make a name in the Giants' rushing attack despite an injury to All-Pro running back Saquon Barkley (ankle). In Barkley's absence the team has relied exclusively on running backs Devontae Booker and Elijhaa Penny. Monday's contest saw only Booker register any carries for the Giants, totaling 60 yards on 15 attempts.

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  • Giants' Gary Brightwell: No offensive snaps in Week 7

    Brightwell didn't play an offensive snap in Sunday's 25-3 win over the Panthers.

    All 18 of Brightwell's snaps came on special teams. With Saquon Barkley (ankle) out, New York used fullback Elijhaa Penny (nine carries for 24 yards) to spell primary option Devontae Booker (14 carries for 51 yards and a touchdown). Despite Penny's lackluster performance, the Giants seem to trust him more than Brightwell, whom the team selected in the sixth round of the 2021 draft.

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  • Giants' Gary Brightwell: Not part of offense in loss

    Brightwell failed to record an offensive snap in Sunday's 44-20 loss to the Cowboys.

    Brightwell's 16 special teams snaps represented his only action in Week 5. The rookie's lack of usage in the running game was surprising considering teammate Saquon Barkley exited the game in the first quarter with an ankle injury. Instead, it was Devontae Booker and Elijhaa Penny who carried the load after Barkley's departure. Booker, the team's No. 2 back, rushed 16 times while Penny, listed as a fullback, finished the game with just one carry. Brightwell could see a modest bump to his usage on offense with Barkley sidelined again, but it appears New York doesn't view the 23-year-old as a go-to option out of the backfield. The Giants take on the Rams in Week 6, and Brightwell should remain off the fantasy radar for that contest.

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  • Giants' Gary Brightwell: Not involved on offense

    Brightwell failed to record a single rush or target in Sunday's 27-21 win over the Saints.

    The 2021 sixth-round pick did not see the field on offense and is currently the team's third-string running back behind Saquon Barkley and Devontae Booker. With Barkley back to playing at an elite level, both Booker and Brightwell will find it difficult to see much playing time. However, if Barkley were to suffer another injury, the rookie could potentially find himself seeing meaningful touches. Until then, Brightwell remains well off the fantasy radar heading into a Week 5 matchup against the Cowboys.

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  • Giants' Gary Brightwell: Has one carry

    Brightwell had one carry for four yards Sunday against the Falcons.

    With Devontae Booker a healthy scratch, it appears Brightwell is Saquon Barkley's backup for the time being. Barkley seems healthy enough to carry a full workload, however.

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  • Giants' Gary Brightwell: Not part of offense in Week 2

    Brightwell didn't record an offensive snap during Thursday's contest against Washington.

    Brightwell played eight offensive snaps and caught his only target for six yards in Week 1, but he wasn't part of the offense in Week 2. The 22-year-old is not a viable fantasy option as long as Saquon Barkley and Devontae Booker are healthy.

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  • Giants' Gary Brightwell: Records one catch

    Brightwell caught his lone target for six yards in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Broncos.

    Brightwell did not record a single carry in the contest while operating as the team's No. 3 running back. The rookie played eight of a total 61 offensive snaps as the Giants struggled to get much of anything going on offense. Brightwell is not a trustworthy option for fantasy managers as long as both Saquon Barkley and Devontae Booker are healthy. Next up for the Giants is a Thursday night tilt against Washington to kick of Week 2.

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  • Giants' Gary Brightwell: Features late Sunday

    Brightwell rushed three times for seven yards in Sunday's 17-13 preseason loss to the Browns. He also caught three of five targets for 12 yards.

    Brightwell saw action behind Devontae Booker and Corey Clement. The rookie sixth-rounder didn't manage many yards, but Brightwell at least showed some pass-catching utility, tying for the team high in receptions. Although Booker and Clement represent needed veteran insurance behind star Saquon Barkley, Brightwell nonetheless will hope to earn a roster spot following next weekend's exhibition finale.

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  • Giants' Gary Brightwell: Back at practice

    Brightwell (undisclosed) is practicing Tuesday after being sidelined early in training camp, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

    It's unclear what's kept the rookie sixth-round pick off the field, but he's returned to practice after missing the first preseason game. The next few weeks of the preseason could be big for Brightwell, who's competing with Corey Clement for No. 3 on the depth chart behind Saquon Barkley (knee) and Devontae Booker.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 218 lbs
Birthplace: Chesler, PA
Age: 22
School: Arizona