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Giants’ Jon Beason is ’50-50′ on Shutting It Down for Season; Getting Surgery on Injured Toe

October 21st, 2014 at 4:45 PM
By Doug Rush

Ever since Jon Beason left Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys due to re-aggravating the same toe injury he initially suffered back in June and again in September, his status for the remainder of the 2014 season was in tremendous doubt.

On Tuesday, Beason spoke with Mike Francesa of WFAN and FOX Sports 1 and said he's strongly considering shutting himself down for the rest of the 2014 season and having the surgery on the toe that he put off back in June.

"Right now, I'm 50-50. I'm not playing with a ligament in my toe, so at this point, I may just shut it down and get the surgery and come back strong for next season."

Losing Beason for the rest of the season would be a tremendous blow to a defense that thrived last year upon his arrival after being acquired last October from the Carolina Panthers for a seventh-roun draft pick. Thus far, Beason's 2014 season has been spent dealing with the same foot injury that started back in the summer; which was a ligament tear and a small fracture to the sesamoid in the right foot.

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New York Giants Workout Former Raiders’ Terrelle Pryor, Cowboys’ Felix Jones, Chiefs’ Tony Moeaki

October 21st, 2014 at 2:25 PM
By Doug Rush

With Tuesday being the normal workout day for players looking for a chance to show an NFL team that they're worth signing, the New York Giants had quite the cast in for their workouts in East Rutherford.

The biggest name to make headlines amongst football people was former Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor; Pryor was the Raiders starting quarterback last season, but they eventually gave up on him after taking him in the Supplemental Draft back in 2011 and traded him back in April to the Seattle Seahawks for a seventh round pick.

Seattle used him in the preseason, but he was one of the final roster cuts on August 29 and hasn't signed anywhere since. Pryor has obvious athletic ability and some think he would make a great wide receiver if he decided to make the conversion, but the Giants worked him out as a quarterback instead.

Also in town for workouts were former Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones and Green Bay Packers running Alex Green. Green, who was a former third round pick of the Packers back in the 2011 NFL Draft, recently played for the New York Jets in 2013 and was in camp this summer, but again, was let go on the final day of roster cut downs in August.

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Tom Coughlin Says Giants’ Geoff Schwartz Has ‘Long Way to Go;’ Uncertain for Game Vs. Colts

October 21st, 2014 at 1:00 PM
By Doug Rush

Since the start of the regular season, the New York Giants offensive line has been playing one-man down ever since Geoff Schwartz injured his toe in their preseason victory over the New York Jets and was placed on temporary injured reserve with designation for return.

With the timetable being eight weeks on the sidelines, Schwartz is eligible to return after Week 8, so the first game he's eligible for is Monday night showdown against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9. But Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said that his starting left guard has a long way to go before he's able to fully return to the team again.

"Schwartz has a long way to go," Coughlin said. "He's been standing on the sideline a long time now. We're going to have to get him on the practice field extensively before that happens."

With the way Coughlin made it sound, the Giants may not see Schwartz when they play the Colts in two weeks time, which if he weren't able to play against the Colts, that would mean Schwartz might not debut for the Giants until their Week 10 showdown with the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks at Century Link Field on November 9. But even now, Schwartz said himself that he's not sure when he'll be ready to go.

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New York Giants’ Rashad Jennings Eyeing Return After Bye Week Vs. Indianapolis Colts

October 21st, 2014 at 11:00 AM
By Doug Rush

For the last two weeks, Rashad Jennings has been out for the New York Giants ever since he sprained the MCL in his knee in a victory against the Atlanta Falcons. It's also not a coincidence that ever since Jennings landed on the sidelines with the injury, the Giants offense hasn't been the same and have failed to establish the run in two straight defeats.

So it's rather crucial for the Giants to get Jennings back healthy and into the lineup as the starting running back opposed to Andre Williams, who in two games hasn't been as effective as the team would hope he would be. With the Giants entering the bye week, it gives Jennings another week to rest the knee and get it ready for the team's Week 9 matchup against the AFC South leading Indianapolis Colts; a game that Jennings is eyeing on playing in two weeks time.

"As the doctors said, they think I'm right on track to be back here soon and it's going to be a day to day [situation]," Jennings said.

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Giants’ Tom Coughlin Delivers Strong Message to Players: Get Ready, We’re Going to Make a Run

October 21st, 2014 at 8:55 AM
By Dan Benton

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has long preached the mantra "talk is cheap, play the game" and asked that his players do the same. But on Monday afternoon, just before the team departed and headed out for their bye week, he had an uncharacteristically strong message for them. Almost as if taking a page out of the Jim Fassel playbook, Coughlin told all of his players to be ready because, upon their return, they will be gearing up for a long, successful run that will propel them into the playoffs.

"He said to prepare yourself," Mark Herzlich told The Star-Ledger. "Prepare yourself for this great run we're going to make. It wasn't a question of if we're going to make a run. It was … we're going to make a run."

That's a very strong statement considering the murderers row-like schedule the Giants have coming up. Upon their return from the bye week, they'll host the Indianapolis Colts (5-2) before heading across the country to Washington where they'll take on the Seattle Seahawks (3-3). They'll then return home for two weeks, where they'll host both the San Francisco 49ers (4-3) and Dallas Cowboys (6-1) respectively.

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