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"Big Blue Chat," episode 26: Markus Kuhn, injuries, JPP among topics

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There was a lot to talk about this week in our latest podcast.

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The final 2015 preseason edition of the "Big Blue Chat" podcast with Pat Traina (Bleacher Report/Inside Football) and yours truly is now available. This week, we float an interesting theory about Markus Kuhn, the defensive tackle who has replaced David Diehl and Mathias Kiwanuka as the favorite whipping boy of New York Giants fans who need something or someone to complain about.

What theory is that? It is that perhaps the Giants are giving Kuhn all of these first-team reps to showcase him, to allow him to put some preseason tape against starters on film, before cutting him. Perhaps also they are simply on the fence as to whether or not they should keep him, and the reps are designed to allow them to make a decision.

We discussed plenty of other topics, as well. Among them:

  • The status of punter Steve Weatherford, whose roster spot seems anything but secure despite the release of Robert Malone.
  • Injuries: Mostly, we talked about safety Nat Berhe, wide receiver Victor Cruz, middle linebacker Jon Beason and what the Giants might end up doing with the short-term IR designation.
  • Jason Pierre-Paul: Patty went rogue and forced me to discuss JPP, my current least favorite Giants' topic.

Give the show a listen and let us know what you think.