The injury situation in the New York Giants’ secondary continued to look grim on Friday, as none of the team’s group of injured defensive backs was able to practice.
Here is the complete Giants’ Friday injury report:
Did not practice
CB Eli Apple (hamstring); S Nat Berhe (concussion); RT Marshall Newhouse (calf); CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin); DT Robert Thomas (illness); S Darian Thompson (foot)
RB Rashad Jennings (thumb)
DE Olivier Vernon (wrist)
Coach Ben McAdoo was non-committal about the chance that Apple or Rodgers-Cromartie could play Monday against the Minnesota Vikings, saying “we’re ready for anything.”
Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo basically admitted Friday that he does not expect Apple or Rodgers Cromartie to play.
“We will miss them,” he said.
The coach said that Jennings, who missed last Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins “had a nice day” on Friday. McAdoo indicated that Jennings was able to catch passes on Friday.
The final injury report for Monday’s game will be released Saturday afternoon. It is pretty obvious, though, that the cast of characters in the Giants’ secondary won’t look like it normally does.