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New York Giants’ Tyler Sash, Travis Beckum Out on Sunday; Kenny Phillips Doubtful

December 8th, 2012 at 6:30 AM
By Dan Benton

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The New York Giants announced their final injury report on Friday, and at the very top of the list were tight end Travis Beckum (knee) and safety Tyler Sash (hamstring). Both players are listed as out on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

For Beckum, this will be the second consecutive game he's missed with what the team refers to as a "sore knee" and not a setback. For Sash, the issue dates back to the first quarter of a 17-16 loss to the Washington Redskins when he hurt hamstring covering a kickoff.

Meanwhile, safety Kenny Phillips (knee) is listed as doubtful for the second consecutive week. And although he suited up and played against Washington, that gives no indication into his potential availability this weekend. Head coach Tom Coughlin didn't sound very optimistic when he was asked about it.

"We’ll see. He hasn’t been able to do a whole lot. Let’s put it that way," Coughlin said.

After initially being removed from the injury report, wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (knee) once again found himself added to it on Thursday after missing practice. He was limited on Friday and Coughlin, again, gave no real indication into his potential availability on Sunday, simply saying he "hopes" Nicks can play. He's currently listed as questionable.

Finally, center David Baas (shoulder), linebackers Chase Blackburn (ankle), Jacquian Williams (knee) and Michael Boley (shoulder), running back Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), wide receiver Domenik Hixon (ankle) and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (back) are all listed as probable.


Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Chase Blackburn, David Baas, Football, Hakeem Nicks, Kenny Phillips, Michael Boley, New Orleans Saints, New Orleans, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Travis Beckum, Tyler Sash

11 Responses to “New York Giants’ Tyler Sash, Travis Beckum Out on Sunday; Kenny Phillips Doubtful”

  1.  G-MenFan says:

    This team needs to rid itself of Sinorice Beckum and Ramses Dayne. Good God what busts.

    •  James Stoll says:

      Surprised they are still on the roster
      Between Barden, Beckum, Jacquin Williams, Keith Rivers and KP, the number of players who simply cannot play week to week is mind-boggling. Add to them the guys you would otherwise like to declare inactive game to game and it’s like we are playing with a 40 man roster

  2.  James Stoll says:

    Although they would need a lot of help from Seattle, tomorrow is the Saints last stand. After us they have 3 fairly easy games — Tampa, Dallas, Carolina.
    So beat us and they have a great shot at 9-7. That still requires Seattle to lose 2 and don’t know what the tie breakers are for them, but this is definitely the last meaningful game for them if they lose. That said, we have to expect their very best shot, and since they have owned us since before Brees arrived in NO, that makes this a tall order game for the Giants.
    If we don’t put up a GB/SF like effort, we will get run out of our own house and then our season will be hanging from a thread.
    Let’s hope the good Giants decide to show up

  3.  James Stoll says:

    Interesting that the odds-makers have the Skins favored over the Ravens by 2.5
    They certainly have come a long way in a year
    If we don’t win out, they well could (if they win tomorrow they should) and then they’ll win the East.
    Pretty amazing stuff, especially with the decimation of their defense by injury.
    Shanahan might be coach of the year.

    •  demo3356 says:

      He’s a slam dunk for coach of the eyar if they make the playoffs at all. He’s done more with less than any coach has in a long time

  4.  Dirt says:

    Dan Benton says:
    December 8, 2012 at 7:01 AM
    The Patriots are only a few plays away from being on the other end of history, too (see: non-Giants Super Bowls). But they aren’t. And neither is Coughlin.

    You’re absolutely right. However they find themselves in the dance every single year, Coughlin and Eli don’t. We would probably agree that the Giants roster has been more talented overall over the last five years while this has been happening as well. So even though most games are a few snaps away from ending up drastically different, the fact is, in this comparison, one duo has won a lot more of em and qualified for a lot more championship opportunities.

    •  Krow says:

      It’s hard for me to consider the Patriots in these sorts of discussions. They won 3 Superbowls by 3 points each … while running the most sophisticated cheating operation in the history of team sports. They literally had a unit of paid spies infiltrating their opponents.

      It was so bad the NFL buried the evidence to avoid a titanic scandal. We don’t know the half of what they were up to.

      It’s not inconceivable that they’d have no rings if they played it straight.

  5.  Krow says:

    What puzzles me is why we draft players who we know have certain limitations … and then beat them up over those limitations.

    Beckum … we knew he wasn’t a traditional TE. He was drafted as an H-back, hybrid. Then we sit him because he can’t block like a 270 lb’er … which everyone knew he couldn’t do.

    Jernigan … short, quick, lots of YAK. Can’t play because he’s short. Ummmm … newsflash, he wasn’t taller in college. He didn’t shrink after the Combine.

    And now Wilson … ???

    David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech

    Wilson was an absolute force at running back in three years at Blacksburg. Despite setting high standards every season, he still managed to get better and better year in and year out. Wilson rushed 59 times for 334 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman in 2009 (a 5.7 average per carry). Even when he started to see more and more playing time, the average remained the same. He had 113 attempts for 619 yards and five scores as a sophomore before really breaking out in 2011; 290 carries for 1709 yards and nine touchdowns.
    The Danville, VA native is also a stellar pass-catcher out of the backfield. After catching no passes as a freshman, Wilson made a total of 37 receptions for 363 yards and five scores over the past two seasons. He stands at just 5’10”, but weighs in at a solid 205 pounds. Wilson may not possess the physicality to be an every-down back in the NFL, but his speed is unbelievable. He was not 100 percent at the NFL combine, but he turned in a 4.35 in the 40-yard dash during pro day workouts. The competition for the No. 2 running back behind Trent Richardson is a furious one, and Wilson could be leading the way slightly ahead of Doug Martin and Lamar Miller. Count on Wilson going off the board late in the first round or early in the second round.

    … another …

    Overall: 8.0

    This is a very explosive back with a ton of potential. He should go early in the second round. He might be relegated to third down and return duties in his first year. He has some black marks that he still needs to prove he can overcome. He must prove he can get the tough yard and not dance to try and break a big play when it’s not there. He must improve blocking as well as patience as an inside runner. The most important thing for him to be successful at the next level will be going to a spread offense that will utilize his speed. It is important to note that he had a lot success in the kick return game and that could be an asset at the next level, as well. He is more than just your run-of-the-mill speed back, and a tougher overall runner than he is given credit for.

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