Will Beatty will not be returning to the New York Giants this season, head coach Tom Coughlin announced on Thursday.
"He has an issue with a rotator cuff on the right side that's going to require some surgery, so he remains on PUP," Coughlin told Giants.com. "He's had an issue with that for quite a while."
Beatty suffered a torn pectoral muscle while lifting weights early in OTAs and was placed on the PUP list. He began practicing with the Giants after Week 6 in hopes that he could return. Thursday was the final day Beatty could have been activated this season.
Coughlin told reporters that the rotator cuff issue was "unrelated" to the pectoral injury.
"It's a new injury based on, as he began to work in the offseason and strength was such as issue, that this other thing cropped up, and they did all the work on it," Coughlin said. "He was trying to see what he could do with it. He wore a strap and so on and so forth, but it just wasn't enough."
Without Beatty, rookie Ereck Flowers will continue at left tackle and Marshall Newhouse will stay at right tackle. This, of course, is a development the Giants had not counted on when Beatty was originally injured. GM Jerry Reese had stated during training camp that the Giants anticipated getting the veteran tackle back this season.
"He's practiced and he's worked hard to try to see what he was able to do with it," Coughlin said. "It's just not going to be something that will allow him to be the player that he can be. So that's why the decision."
[UPDATE: 11:28 a.m. ET]
Re: Will Beatty, sources say Giants discussed playing elsewhere on OL, including RT and G, that might allow him to play. Opted for surgery.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 12, 2015