As it currently stands, New York Giants fullback Henry Hynoski is on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list after suffering an injury back in organized team activities earlier this offseason. The Giants feared that Hynoski may not be ready for regular season games before training camp, so they expressed interest in Baltimore Ravens fullback Vonta Leach.
The Giants ended up not signing Leach, and they have worked tight end Bear Pascoe at fullback during some points of training camp. However, as we get closer to the opening game of the 2013 regular season, it appears Hynoski may be ready to play.
The Giants will have to decide whether to remove him from the list before the deadline, which is before the start of the regular season. If the Giants decide to keep him on that list, Hynoski will have to miss the first six games of the regular season.
The Giants probably don’t believe he needs to miss six games into the regular season, so I expect the team to remove him from that list before the deadline.
Hynoski is the only true fullback, so it’s important for him to be healthy. The Giants are going to rely on running backs David Wilson and Andre Brown, two players who do not have a lot of experience carrying the ball in the NFL. That makes Hynoski important because he’ll need to take on linebackers and create holes for both backs.
I’ll be surprised if the Giants keep Hynoski on the list into the regular season. Words of encouragement from the coaches and training staff are coming out everyday, and the Giants need him to get back to where they were in 2011: the Super Bowl.