New York Giants safety Darian Thompson, placed on injured reserve Wednesday due to a foot injury, has already undergone surgery.
Surgery went well. Thank you everyone for all the love and support #RoadToRecovery— Darian Thompson (@DThompson004) November 10, 2016
Ian Rapoport reported that the surgery was for a Lisfranc injury.
Thompson, the Giants’ third-round pick, earned the starting free safety job almost from Day 1 but played in only two games. With Landon Collins starring, Andrew Adams emerging as a quality player and Nat Berhe also proving capable the Giants appear to have an array of young talent at the safety position.
Eli Manning on Ring of Honor inductees
Tom Coughlin was his coach for 12 years. Ernie Accorsi was the GM who brought him to the Giants. Justin Tuck was a teammate for two years. Monday, quarterback Eli Manning will watch all three enter the Giants’ Ring of Honor.
“All of them I have a special bond and relationship with. All of them are very deserving of getting recognized for their contributions to the New York Giants,” Manning said. “They all have a special place in my heart, all three of them. Wonderful people and they did their job at a very high level.”
Andrew Adams grabs his opportunity
Undrafted rookie Andrew Adams was on the practice squad at the beginning of the season. Now, with injuries to Thompson and Berhe opening the door, he has started five games and looks more and more like a high draft pick who belongs on the field.
“I just do what I’m asked to do, really. Obviously I want to play, that’s what every player wants to do. That’s what I came here for. First round, undrafted, it doesn’t matter. I came here to play. That’s what I’m doing,” Adams said. “Week in and week out, I’m just trying to put my best foot forward and help my team win.”
Landon Collins won’t say he’s among best
Landon Collins has won back-to-back NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. The second-year safety said Wednesday he is “working at” becoming one of the best in the league at his position, but he wasn’t willing to declare that he had reached that level.
“That is my goal, that is my ultimate goal, to be one of the best safeties and one of the most respected safeties in this league,” Collins said. “I don’t know. I don’t pay attention to that (whether he already is). I will look at that at the end of the year and I will see from there. I take each and every week as it goes and just play ball.”
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The Giants have survived without much of a ground game so far, but Jennings said he isn’t sure that can continue in the second half.
“That’s not how you want [to win],” Jennings said. “We want to be productive. We want to dominate in the run game. We have a lot of football to be played in a short period of time, and I think we’re going to find ways to do that.”
Brett Jones has always been the short guy on the line | NJ.com
“I've always been the shortest guy. Even in the CFL, I was the shortest guy. You're lower most of the time and you just have to understand the angles and understand your limitations and go about your business.”