With Will Beatty struggling because of back issues, Locklear is the projected starting left tackle for the Super Bowl champions. No one, though, is ready to say that he will be there when the season starts in two weeks.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin told reporters following practice that the 2011 First-Team All Pro will be held out of Friday night’s game against the Chicago Bears at MetLife Stadium for “precautionary” reasons.
Preseason games ordinarily mean very little in the grand scheme of things, but when the Giants face the Bears on Friday night it could reveal a potential challenger for the defending Super Bowl champions.
Jets fans saw it firsthand last night. No, not the Tim Tebow show. The main story last night was the Cincinnati Bengals, and the disasters that loom for all teams in preseason.
The Super Bowl champion New York Giants will face Tim Tebow, Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets in Week 2 of the NFL preseason.
Here’s our thumbnail review of how the Giants fared in our Things to Watch during their 20-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers in Saturday’s preseason opener.