So much for all that optimism from New York Giants' center Jim Cordle about possibly being able to play Sunday night vs. the Washington Redskins. The Giants today placed Cordle, who suffered a partially torn patellar tendon vs. the Dallas Cowboys, on injured reserve. Offensive lineman Stephen Goodin was elevated from the practice squad to fill Cordle's roster spot.
Originally signed by the Giants in 2010 as an undrafted free agent, Cordle was in his third year on the 53-man roster. He started seven games this season, the only starts of his career, first when David Baas injured neck and then when Baas went on IR with a knee injury.
The Giants shifted Kevin Boothe to center and inserted James Brewer at left guard Sunday when Cordle went down. It would seem likely that will be the lineup going forward.
The Giants now have 10 players on IR, including eight players who started at least one game this season: David Wilson, Aaron Ross, Henry Hynoski, Shaun Rogers, Da'Rel Scott, Baas, Snee and Cordle.
Goodin, 6-foot-6, 308 pounds, spent this season and much of 2012 on the Giants' practice squad.