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New York Giants Preparing for Henry Hynoski to Potentially Return for Week One

July 11th, 2013 at 1:00 PM
By Douglas Rush

The New York Giants have been chasing after free agent fullback Vonta Leach for the last month due to the knee injury suffered to starter Henry Hynoski back in May. However, it looks like they might not need Leach's services after all.

Connor Orr of the Newark-Star Ledger is reporting that Hynoski is ahead of schedule on his rehab and is still in line to return to the team by Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys on September 8.

Hynoski originally hurt the knee during the Giants first day of OTA's when he banged knees with running back Andre Brown and had to be carted off the field; in which is was later revealed that he needed surgery to repair a lateral plateau fracture in his left knee  and would be out until September.

There was some fear surrounding the Giants that Hynoski's knee wasn't progressing well enough in rehab and he could begin the 2013 season on the PUP List, which would sideline him for the first six games of the season, but this latest report is giving a different outlook for Hynoski.

Orr mentioned that with Hynoski's rehab going well to the point where he could begin full weight exercises with the knee in the next couple of weeks, which is another encouraging sign that the Giants may in fact see him at Cowboys Stadium playing against Dallas when the team opens up the season.

On Thursday morning, we at Giants 101 had reported that the Giants were still in the mix for Leach, although the Miami Dolphins remain the front runners to land him as a free agent because they have a ton of cap space left in order to sign the 31-year-old veteran, who was released from the Baltimore Ravens last month.

If Hynoski is in fact ahead of schedule and can return to the Giants just in time for the first game of the regular season, then it will take them out of the chase for Leach, and they can simply use tight end Bear Pascoe as the interim fullback in the meantime during training camp and preseason games.

The 24-year-old Hynoski was an undrafted free agent out of the University of Pittsburgh that the Giants signed before the 2011 season and has been the team' starting fullback for the last two seasons.

Photo Credit: Mike Gannon


Tags: Bear Pascoe, Football, Henry Hynoski, New York, New York Giants, NFL

7 Responses to “New York Giants Preparing for Henry Hynoski to Potentially Return for Week One”

  1.  F0XLIN says:

    Well that would seem to settle the Leach debate

  2.  Krow says:

    All surgeries are successful … all rehabs are ahead of schedule … all players will be back 100%.

  3.  GIANTT says:

    With that , Leach is limited to Baltimore or Miami .This gives the Giants the extra man elsewhere

    •  GOAT56 says:

      No it doesn’t. We were only keeping so many TEs/FBs. And we were never keeping 2 FBs only players the active roster. If we signed Leach, Hynoski would start on the PUP and then either he or Leach would be cut or put on IR when he was healthy.

  4.  fanfor55years says:

    A lot of very tough roster decisions will be coming. Glad it appears that Hynoski is improving enough that we have one less decision to make.

    I am still, though, a little skeptical that Hynoscerous will be able to play against Dallas. His fracture would have had to have nearly no effect on the ligaments or blood vessels that are in the vicinity of the knee. Maybe that was exactly the case. I hope so, but they’ll be conservative with him. I suspect we will see Bear at fullback in Week 1.

  5.  rlhjr says:

    Will say it again, I love Hynu. But at this point in their careers Leach is the clear winner.
    That said, Reese simply afford a long term deal with Leach. Ski makes more long-term since.
    As for his playing game one…no way IMHO.

  6.  CT GIANT says:


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