Nearly a month ago, it appeared the Giants and San Francisco 49ers could be playing an important game at MetLife Stadium. As it turned out, Sunday’s game is important to each team for a different reason.
It’s been a rough week on the injury front for the Giants.
With Jon Beason’s status up in the air and rookie Devon Kennard already sidelined with a hamstring problem, Spencer Paysinger and Mark Herzlich will likely split strong-side linebacker duties next to Jameel McClain for the Giants on Sunday.
Not much room on the roster at middle linebacker for a fifth-round pick out of Southern California. So Devon Kennard is making room.
While Jon Beason recovers from a broken bone and torn ligament in his right foot, a veteran and a rookie will get long looks as starting linebackers for the New York Giants.
That leaves only one unsigned player for the Giants from this month’s selections, defensive tackle Jay Bromley, taken in the third round.
On the final day of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Giants selected running back Andre Williams, strong safety Nat Berhe, outside linebacker Devon Kennard and cornerback Bennett Jackson.