Orleans Darkwa

Orleans Darkwa

Running Back #26
Team: New York Giants
Ht / Wt:5'11" / 210 lb.
College:Tulane
Age:28
Born:February 28, 1992
Drafted:2014 / UDFA

Orleans Darkwa: Working out for Browns

Darkwa worked out for the Browns on Monday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Darkwa missed all of last season with an Achilles injury but has made a full recovery. The Browns already have six running backs on the roster, including Kareem Hunt, who is suspended for the first eight games of the season. In 2017, Darkwa recorded an impressive 4.4 yards per carry with the Giants

July 22, 2019 10:00 PM EST

Orleans Darkwa: Recovers from Achilles tear

Darkwa (Achilles) says he's 100 percent healthy and ready to sign with a team, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Darkwa tore his Achilles in October while working out for the Jaguars. He apparently made a quick recovery, returning to full strength just seven and a half months after the injury. The 27-year-old should at least find an opportunity to compete for a roster spot, considering he took 171 carries for 751 yards (4.4 average) and five touchdowns for the Giants in 2017.

May 29, 2019 6:32 AM EST

Orleans Darkwa: Rehabbing from torn Achilles

Darkwa is rehabbing from an Achilles rupture he suffered during a training session in October, ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan reports.

Analysis: Despite leading the Giants in carries (171), rushing yards (751) and rushing TDs (five) during the 2017 campaign, Darkwa was unable to find a landing spot last offseason, with a minor knee surgery in May -- and perhaps an expectation of some guaranteed money -- playing a role in the lack of interest. He eventually settled for workouts with a few different teams, including one for the Jaguars shortly before he injured his Achilles in October. Set to turn 27 at the end of February, the veteran running back hopes to be cleared for football activities in time for OTAs this spring. Darkwa presumably will settle for whatever contract he can find this time around.

February 19, 2019 7:45 AM EST

Orleans Darkwa: Trying out for Redskins

Darkwa will take part in a tryout with the Redskins on Sunday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Darkwa previously worked out for the Jets in late July, only for his unemployment to continue into another month. The Redskins are in dire need of RB depth with Derrius Guice (knee) out for the season and Chris Thompson (leg), Samaje Perine (ankle) and Byron Marshall (ankle) all tending to injuries at the moment. Darkwa is a familiar in Washington after spending the past three and a half seasons with the Giants, with whom he averaged 4.3 yards per carry and hauled in 26 of 40 targets in 48 games.

August 18, 2018 2:52 PM EST

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