In total, the New York Giants currently have 11 players listed on Injured Reserve (IR). That list, of course, does not account for players like running back Andre Brown, who started the season on short-term IR, or players like wide receiver Ramses Barden and linebacker Dan Connor, who were placed on IR but later waived/released.
The Giants reached the current 11-man mark on Tuesday when they finally decided it was time to shut down cornerback Corey Webster, who had been dealing with lingering ankle and groin injuries. However, that list may soon swell to at least 12 men with wide receiver Victor Cruz facing a possible season-ending IR designation of his own.
In Sunday's 23-0 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Cruz suffered both a concussion and knee sprain in the third quarter. He was, obviously, removed from the game and would not return. And, thus far, there's been no indication whatsoever that he will return in 2013; whereas, the addition of wide receiver Julian Talley would seem to indicate the season is over for Cruz.
Should Cruz miss the final two games of the season, he will finish with 998 receiving yards — his lowest total since he burst onto the scene in 2011, and the first time in his NFL career he's failed to eclipse 1,000 yards. He would also finish the season with only four touchdowns — another career low — after being held scoreless in each of his last 10 games.
Needless to say, this was not the season Cruz envision after signing a five-year, $43 million deal with the Giants this offseason.
Prior to the IR designations of both running back Brandon Jacobs and the aforementioned Corey Webster, the Giants were near the top of the league in money on IR. Also not including Dan Connor and Ramses Barden, the Giants had $19.7 million on the books resting on season-ending IR. With the addition or Jacobs and Webster, that numbers increases to approximately $25.6 million. And, should Cruz also land on IR, that number would increase to approximately $28.12 million — good for second in the NFL behind only the St. Louis Rams ($28.8 million).
Note: Tight end Michael Palmer was also waived off of IR, while offensive linemen Chris DeGeare and Selvish Capers, cornerbacks Antonio Dennard and Laron Scott, running back Da'Rel Scott and wide receivers Kris Adams and Keith Carlos were all waived/injured.
- Be sure to like Giants 101 on Facebook, follow Giants 101 on Twitter & +1Giants 101 on Google+
- Be sure to “like” Sports Media 101 on Facebook and to follow Sports Media 101 on Twitter
- Subscribe to Sports Media 101 using Google Currents
You're not an average fan, so why wear an average shirt to represent your team? LogoWear brings some originality to the game and will help you be the star of your team's following - not the third guy in off the bench. Your team isn't just another team. Don't be caught wearing just another shirt. Make a statement with LogoWear!Andre Brown, Brandon Jacobs, Corey Webster, Dan Connor, Football, Julian Talley, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Ramses Barden, Victor Cruz
- Giants’ Victor Cruz Feels Beating Seattle Seahawks Would “Make Season More Disappointing”
- New York Giants Place Brandon Jacobs on Season-Ending IR; Career Likely Over
- New York Giants Fear Henry Hynoski’s Shoulder Injury May Be Season Ending
- Doctors Fear Giants’ David Wilson May Have Spinal Stenosis; Could Be Season/Career Ending: Report
- New York Giants Place Jim Cordle on Season-Ending Injured Reserve with Knee Injury
Short URL: http://sport-ne.ws/15ow