Ezekiel Elliott spent purgatory in paradise.

A four-bedroom, hacienda-style villa in Cabo San Lucas had light-brown marble flooring and high ceilings from which a yellow-stained candle chandelier hung in the living room. The property was spacious, its 4,000-square-foot...

When the New York Giants decided to part ways with running back Orleans Darkwa following the 2017 season, it came as a bit of a surprise. But Darkwa sitting out the 2018 season was an even greater surprise.

As it turns out however, teams weren’t simply overlooking Darkw...

February 19, 2019

The sound was memorable. Orleans Darkwa remembers it resembling a gunshot.

It felt as if someone had kicked the back of his leg during the first drill of a rare Wednesday training session following a free-agent visit with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The former New York Gia...

June 22, 2018

Former New York Giants running back Orleans Darkwa has not had much luck finding a new home this offseason. Fortunately, he may be one step closer to making his return.

Darkwa underwent surgery to remove a plate in his leg last month. He announced that he is now cleared...

May 9, 2018

Free agent running back Orleans Darkwa had a plate inserted in his leg after fracturing it during the 2016 season, but it won’t be there when he next takes the field.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Darkwa had surgery to remove the plate on Wednesday. Per the rep...

March 2, 2018

The New York Jets are in the market to add a running back this offseason and have reportedly been confirmed to be interested in potential free agent Orleans Darkwa. He would be a good pickup by Gang Green in the grand scheme of things.

It’s no secret that with a new off...

February 26, 2018

The New York Giants may not want to let Orleans Darkwa hit the open market.

According to ESPN's Jordan Raanan, the Giants expect Darkwa to receive heavy interest in free agency and could look to re-sign him before he hits the open market. Darkwa is an unr...

January 4, 2018

In what may turn out to be his final game as a member of the New York Giants, running back Orleans Darkwa turned in a career-best performance, gaining 154 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries.

As the result of his stellar performance, Darkwa was nominated for the Week...

November 24, 2017

From afterthought to centerpiece of the Giants’ running game, this has been one unpredictable journey for Orleans Darkwa. 

Overlooked entirely in the 2014 draft, Darkwa has emerged as the Giants’ No. 1 back after a series of unforeseen events — even if he looked as if h...

November 16, 2017

The Giants declined to offer Orleans Darkwa a tender when the running back was a restricted free agent last offseason.

The Giants instead re-signed Darkwa to a one-year contract worth up to $1.1 million when free agency opened. That signaled a discount for the Gian...

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