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Giants injury report, 9/29: Injuries mounting, especially in secondary

Berhe added to injury list; Conflicting info on Rashad Jennings’ status (Updated)

NFL: Preseason-New York Giants at Buffalo Bills
Nat Berhe
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The New York Giants, as healthy as they have been in many years entering the season, suddenly find themselves with a lengthy, worrisome injury list.

All of the following players were on the pre-practice injury report:

CB Eli Apple, S Nat Berhe, RB Rashad Jennings, OT Marshall Newhouse, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, DT Robert Thomas, S Darian Thompson, DE Olivier Vernon.

The most intrigue surrounds Jennings. The running back, who has a left thumb injury, did not play against the Washington Redskins. Jennings said Wednesday that he expects to play Monday but ESPN’s Jordan Ranaan is reporting that will not be the case. Jennings did practice in limited fashion Thursday, so his status is likely to be determined closer to game time.

Berhe reportedly complained of headaches and has been placed in the concussion protocol, per ESPN.

With Rodgers-Cromartie, Apple and now Berhe uncertain for Monday night, and Darian Thompson (foot) out, the Giants are exceptionally thin in the secondary. The only healthy safeties are Landon Collins and Andrew Adams. The only healthy corners are Janoris Jenkins, Trevin Wade, Leon Hall and rookie Michael Hunter. Hall could also be a fill-in at safety.

The Giants have two cornerbacks on their practice squad, Donte Deayon and the recently-signed Doran Grant.

Reporters watching the beginning of practice noted that Newhouse (calf) was not participating. That would indicate that Bobby Hart would seem likely to get a second straight start at right tackle.

Here is the official injury report

Did Not Practice

Apple (hamstring), Berhe (concussion), Newhouse (calf), Rodgers-Cromartie (groin), Thomas (illness), Thompson (foot)

Limited Participation

Jennings (thumb)

Full Participation

Vernon (wrist)