New York Giants safety Bennett Jackson is out for the season with an ACL injury. Another one bites the dust for the G-Men.
By Vincent Rapisardi
Brace yourself, New York Giants fans. Yet another injury has hit this team, and this time, it’s a season-ending one. Bennett Jackson, who the team had high hopes to be a major contributor in the secondary, tore his ACL in the team’s week two preseason game vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Tom Coughlin confirms season-ending torn ACL for S Bennett Jackson. Says Jon Beason has a sprained knee.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) August 23, 2015
Many will probably make a big deal about his injury because it occurred in the fourth quarter, a time in the game he probably shouldn’t have been playing in. But what people need to understand, is that he’s making the move from cornerback to safety. A position he’s never played before.
The more experience the better.
The team also entered the game with the following players inactive in the secondary:
Even the backups are hurt for this club.
Personally, I felt like Tom Coughlin was retained by management based on how decimated this team has been over the past two seasons with injuries. This year might be his toughest season yet, and that’s saying something, considering the team was the NFL’s most injured club in 2014.
So what does this injury mean?
Well, considering the team’s depth chart at safety is Landon Collins and everyone else, this gives Brandon Meriweather and Jeromy Miles both the opportunity to remain with the team almost by default. Who else is battling them for a job? Even undrafted free agent, Justin Currie, went down with an injury in last night’s preseason game.
Nobody ever wants to poke fun at injuries, because this a livelihood and career for each athlete, but these injury reports are almost becoming laughable. Every day it’s something else, when does it stop?
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