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Marvin Austin Out For Season With Torn Pectoral Muscle

Defensive tackle Marvin Austin, the New York Giants' second-round pick, will likely miss the rest of the 2011 season with a torn pectoral muscle suffered Monday night against the Chicago Bears. Unbelievable!

Giants coach Tom Coughlin broke that news during his press conference with reporters this afternoon. and I will have more from that when the Giants make the transcript available.

I don't know about you guys, but I am stunned right now. A triple-header of season-ending injuries in a meaningless preseason game. I am not sure there has been a day filled with worse news for the Giants since this site launched in February of 2007.

Austin, out of North Carolina, was being counted on help the Giants offset the loss of Barry Cofield to the Washington Redskins via free agency. It looks possible now that veteran free-agent signees Gabe Watson and Jimmy Kennedy could both wind up making the 53-man roster.