EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Giants are going into their season opener against the Dallas Cowboys without middle linebacker Jon Beason and wide receiver Victor Cruz.
The Giants announced the injuries on Friday with Beason a bit of a surprise.READ MORE: New York City Announces First-In-The-Nation Vaccine Mandate For Private Companies
Beason had sprained a knee in the preseason and missed the final two preseason games. He returned to practice on Wednesday but was held out Thursday because he was sore. He said later in the afternoon his plan was to play.READ MORE: Having Trouble Getting A COVID-19 Booster Appointment? CBS2 Is Here To Point You In Right Direction
That changed on Friday.
The Giants don’t have a lot of depth at middle linebacker after cutting Jameel McClain. Mark Herzlich has the most experience. First-year pro Uani Unga has never played in an NFL game and veteran Jasper Brinkley joined the team this week.MORE NEWS: Fire Officials: Powerful Winds Blow Jersey City Building Under Construction 5-10 Feet Off Foundation
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