It looks like the New York Giants may be getting a little bit of help on the defensive side of the ball. Prince Amukamara and Marvin Austin may be able to play in their week two game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday.
Amukamara can slip right into the starting lineup at cornerback opposite Corey Webster. The Giants depth at cornerback is paper thin at best right now, so any help they can get, inside or outside the organization would be helpful. Michael Coe left last week’s game with a hamstring injury and Justin Tryon got exposed, so if they can get Prince back it would be extremely helpful. Amukamara has battled injuries throughout the start of his young career. You hope it’s more of a blip on the radar than a trend.
Austin can help the interior of a defensive line that has also been decimated by injury. The Buccaneers are a team that can run the football, as they proved in their win on Sunday. Facing a one two punch of Doug Martin and maybe LeGarrette Blount, depending on his status, you need as much beef as you can along the defensive front.
Austin has yet to play in an NFL game after missing all of last season due to injury. As a second round pick, you want to see what you have in a guy, if you have a future stud, or if you need to look at adding additional depth to that position in the offseason.