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Giants-49ers Snap Counts: Devon Kennard, Jay Bromley, DEs and more

Let's look at Sunday's snap counts.

Mark Herzlich and Devon Kennard try to pounce on a fumble
Mark Herzlich and Devon Kennard try to pounce on a fumble
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Let's look at the New York Giants snap counts data from Sunday's 16-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers and see what we can find that is notable.

Where was Jay Bromley?

The rookie defensive tackle was active, but did not play a snap on defense or special teams. And yes, I know it was unfair to Bromley to point out that the Giants drafted Bromley when they could have taken Chris Borland. Just figured it was worth tossing out there with all the talk about failed Giants' drafts of recent years.

Devon Kennard comes up big

The rookie linebacker played 55 of 68 defensive snaps Sunday, a career high, and played well. He had nine tackles, one for loss. On WFAN this morning, Carl Banks called Kennard "the future" at linebacker. He will probably end up being right.

Justin Pugh/Charles Brown

Pugh lasted eight snaps before exiting the game with a quad strain, leaving the incomprehensibly awful Brown to play 62 snaps. Watching the film it appears that Pugh may have been hurt on the first snap of the Giants' second series. He appeared to fall awkwardly when his leg buckled. We will find out more later about Pugh's status.

Running back split?

Well, so much for Rashad Jennings NOT getting a full workload in his return from an MCL sprain. Jennings played 59 snaps and carried 18 times. Andre Williams played 11 snaps and carried twice.

Defensive end rotation

Damontre Moore played 18 snaps, about average for what he has played much of the season. Robert Ayers played 39 snaps. Mathias Kiwanuka continues for some unexplainable reason to play more than either of those players, getting 44 snaps.

Other Notes

Corey Washington got nine snaps, seeing a little time when Rueben Randled exited the game on a couple of occasions ... Linebacker Spencer Paysinger played 13 snaps, mostly as a nickel linebacker ... Cornerback Chykie Brown has moved up on the depth chart. He played 30 snaps to 20 for Jayron Hosley and 17 for safety Stevie Brown.