The New York Giants have the injury bug hit their secondary again as safety Nat Breeze is out for the season with a calf injury.
By Vincent Rapisardi
Your daily “out for the season” report is here, as yet another NFL player gets the sad news that his season is over before it even begins. Today’s report is centered around New York Giants safety, Nat Berhe.
Berhe, will miss the entire regular season with a hardened blood clot in his calf. Obviously, an extremely serious injury that will require surgery today, per Berhe’s twitter feed.
Thank you all for your well wishes and kind words. Having surgery tomorrow morning on my calf to remove a hardened blood clot.
— Nat Berhe (@NatBerhe) August 27, 2015
Berhe was the team’s fifth-round pick out of San Diego State in 2014, and impressed coaches to earn some significant snaps in his rookie year.
He was expected to earn an even more enhanced role in Steve Spagnuolo’s defense, as the Giants decided to wait until draft day to add a safety to their roster.
With Berhe gone, the team gets even thinner at the position. Cooper Taylor, who looked like a player on the roster bubble, almost makes the team by default now.
This is the second season-ending injury the Giants safety position has faced this camp, Bennett Jackson being the other one.
Their strategy of relying on younger players in the defensive backfield, has almost already failed because of the amount of injuries they’ve faced. In return, general manager Jerry Reese and company have unfortunately not been able to fulfill their plan for this roster.
It starts with David Wilson, and ranges from the free agent class of last season, and the injuries that continue to hit the team in training camp. How can any team carry out a plan when nobody stays healthy?
This era in Giants football – 2012 – currently running – will be known for failed attempts at free agents and drafts picks, but in all fairness, health is what led to what looks like the demise of the Jerry Reese/Tom Coughlin era.
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