Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, the New York Giants put four players on injured reserve.
The four players that were put on injured are right guard D.J. Fluker (toe), cornerback Donte Deayon (broken forearm), and linebackers Deontae Skinner (hamstring) and Curtis Grant (ACL).
The loss of Fluker really hurts as he helped give the Giants a much-needed boost to their running game in the six games he started.
Fluker was selected in the first round of the 2013 draft by the Chargers, where he played with them until they released in March.
He started 59 games with the Chargers playing both right tackle and right guard. Jerry Reese liked his versatility and that’s why he signed him to a one year $3 million dollar deal in the off-season.
The #NYGiants have placed OL D.J. Fluker, CB Donte Deayon, LB Curtis Grant, and LB Deontae Skinner on IR. READ: https://t.co/NtUW0BACHs pic.twitter.com/MKPzR2FiKP
— New York Giants (@Giants) November 27, 2017
Fluker deserves a multi-year contract the way he played in the six games he started. Whether or not the Giants will offer him one is another question.
The Giants will look to re-sign their 2013 first round draft pick Justin Pugh who will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. With the Giants needing to have cap space to give Odell Beckham Jr. a new contract eventually, bringing back Pugh and Fluker will be difficult.
In other news on Monday in wake of the injuries to Grant and Skinner, the Giants signed Ray-Ray Armstrong off waivers and signed Jeremy Cash.
Armstrong appeared in 10 games for the San Francisco 49ers this season where he had 54 tackles, two interceptions, and a forced fumble. Cash appeared in one game for the Carolina Panthers this season and did not record a tackle.