Everyone hoping to see someone other than Marshall Newhouse take the field at right tackle for the New York Giants has gotten their wish.
The Giants have ruled Newhouse, who suffered a strained calf against the New Orleans Saints, OUT for this Sunday. It remains to be seen who replaces him at right tackle. It seems as though sophomore 7th round pick Bobby Hart is the leading candidate. He has been the first player off the bench at both guard and tackle throughout the pre-season and first two weeks of the regular season. Will Beatty has far more experience as a starter, but he has been innactive through the first two weeks of the year as he gets back into "Football" shape and catches up after missing the offseason program and training camp.
Also out are safety Darian Thompson and defensive tackle Robert Thomas. Thompson suffered a mild foot sprain and is listed as week to week while Thomas is still listed out with an unnamed illness. At this point Thomas’ illness has to be concerning from a purely human perspective.
Vernon and Jennings Are Good To Go
Notably NOT on the Giants’ Friday injury report are defensive end Olivier Vernon and Rashad Jennings. Vernon first appeared on the injury report last week with a "wrist" that required a bulky wrap and seemed to limit him against the Saints. Jennings suffered a thumb injury against the Saints and was in a protective cast to start the week. While the Giants didn’t actually practice Friday, Vernon and Jennings would have been full participants if they had practiced.
That is good news indeed.
UPDATE: The Giants list Jennings as officially "questionable" for Sunday’s game. Remember, there is no more "Probable" designation.
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