Football Giants Hire Running Backs Coach

By TOM CANAVAN   AP Sports Writer

 
 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) _ Former Minnesota and Tennessee assistant Craig Johnson has been named running backs coach with the New York Giants.

Tom Coughlin announced the hiring on Wednesday, roughly a week after firing long-time assistant Jerald Ingram.

Johnson was the Vikings quarterbacks coach the past three seasons. Prior to that, he spent a decade with the Titans, working two seasons as an offensive assistant, seven as the quarterbacks coach and the final year as assistant head coach and running backs coach.

Johnson is the second former quarterbacks coach from the NFC North to join the staff since the end of the season. Ben McAdoo moved from Green Bay to become the team’s offensive coordinator last week.

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