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Giants news: Bennett Jackson, Justin Currie injuries deepen safety woes

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New York Giants news for 8/24.

Bennett Jackson hobbles off the field Saturday night.
Bennett Jackson hobbles off the field Saturday night.
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Good morning New York Giants fans! Here's your latest news for this Sunday morning.

Injury Report

Several Giants suffered through injuries on Saturday night and we will keep you up to speed on the latest updates. Bennett Jackson left the game in the fourth quarter after a Jaguar player fell on top of him. He was able to walk out on his own but suffered a right knee sprain as a result. The current severity is unknown.

Jon Beason and Mark Herzlich suffered a knee sprain and a concussion, respectively. Justin Currie fractured his ankle. But there's some good news, as Nat Berhe is cleared to start practicing again.

State of the Secondary

The safety situation for the Giants seemed precarious to begin with before all the injuries. Now the Giants are running out of contingency plans. Ed covered the injuries and the thin safety situation on Saturday night.

"It’s amazing with the way that’s going," said head coach Tom Coughlin. "We earmarked it as a problem position for us with the safety position and we had two guys hurt tonight in that spot. Hopefully we’ll get a couple of guys back to practice that weren’t able to play. It’s just hard to even comment on."

The Giants lost Mykkele Thompson for the season to a torn Achilles tendon in their preseason opener vs. the Cincinnati Bengals. They were also without Nat Berhe (calf), Cooper Taylor (toe) and Landon Collins (knee) on Saturday.

More Giants headlines

Patricia Traina gives her impressions on the second preseason game.

Ebenezer Samuel writes of the struggling offense, particularly Eli Manning.

The official Giants website gives a list of players who stood out against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Dan Salomone writes of what we learned from Saturday night's game.

Around the league

The Evan Mathis watch may be ending soon as he had a workout with the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday.

Baltimore Ravens' linebacker Terrell Suggs laid out a low hit on Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam BradfordJason Peters accuses Suggs of planning to cheap shot Bradford. Suggs responded to give his side of the hit.

The Dallas Cowboys are tinkering their defensive line for pass rushing potential.

The Washington Redskins acquired TE Derek Carrier from the San Francisco 49ers. In other Redskins news, Robert Griffin III may play in their next preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens