NFL Rumors: Who Remains in Banged Up New York Giants’ Secondary?
Last week, Corey Webster suffered a broken hand against the Carolina Panthers, joining a list that now includes Antrel Rolle (knee), Jayron Hosley (hamstring), Michael Coe (hamstring), Terrell Thomas (ACL), and Tyler Sash (suspension).
Hosley and Coe appear unlikely to play which means Justin Tryon will once again be asked to step up into a significant role in the defense. Webster and Prince Amukamara will be the starters with Tryon getting a lot of work in at the third corner spot.
Rolle is the wild card right now. He suffered a laceration to his knee after running into a camera near the end zone last week and although he has practiced a little this week his status is very much in the air. Right now, he is listed as questionable for the Sunday night contest against the Philadelphia Eagles.
If Rolle cannot go, look for Stevie Brown and Will Hill to see significant playing time. Last week both seemed to do fairly well with Hill recording two tackles and Brown returning an interception 44-yards and deflecting another pass.
Even if Rolle does play, both Hill and Brown could see a lot of playing time in dime packages as the Giants are extremely thin at corner and will need their safety depth to step up.
This week the Giants secondary depth will get tested early and often as Michael Vick and company try to right their ship after a bad loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Last week, the Giants offensive depth was tested and answered the call. This week the Giants defensive depth is going to be tested and Tom Coughlin can only hope it responds similarly. The Giants just have to hope the injury list doesn’t grow during the game.