Something just had to go wrong, even with so much going right. Starting cornerback Prince Amukamara came away with a high ankle sprain, which usually means at least four weeks on the shelf.
Cornerback Terrell Thomas took himself off the field while going through positional drills. After practice, coach Tom Coughlin said that Thomas’ back tightened up, so it does not appear to be serious.
The Giants on Friday released running back Brandon Jacobs after seven years in New York. He wanted to stay with the champs, but a restructured deal could not be agreed to by both parties.
Rob Gronkowski and Chad Ochocinco are set to suit up for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, meanwhile Ahmad Bradshaw is ready to go for the Giants.
Rookie running back Da’Rel Scott, who has been handling some kickoff returns, was the not active for the Giants with a knee injury.
Neil Keefe has become an expert when it comes to Giants collapses. There are certain signs of a collapse he’s grown familiar with during the Tom Coughlin era and especially over the last two years. Those signs came out on Sunday night at MetLife Stadium.
Ahmad Bradshaw has a broken bone in his foot and his status for Sunday’s game against the Pats is uncertain. That means Jacobs could get those extra carries he’s been so upset over.
The New York Giants backfield went into “next guy up” mode Friday as Brandon Jacobs was deemed doubtful for Sunday’s game against Seattle with a sprained left MCL.
It was largely a battle of reserves as the Giants rested their starters and New England’s first string played just long enough to take a 17-3 lead on the first play of the second quarter.