Four players, including three starters, will be out for the New York Giants game vs. the Indianapolis Colts during Week 16 action.
Looks like the New York Giants will have to get some production from their backups this weekend.
According to a report from Michael Eisen of giants.com on Friday, four players including three starters will sit this weekend’s matchup against the Colts due to injury.
Ogletree suffered a concussion in the Giants’ 17-0 loss to the Titans last Sunday. The linebacker brought the injury to coaches’ attention this week, as Ogletree entered concussion protocol. Undrafted rookie linebacker Tae Davis is expected to take the majority of defensive snaps in Ogletree’s place.
Pulley is out with a calf injury, also suffered in the loss to Tennessee. He’ll be sitting this weekend, with a future timetable uncertain. Offensive lineman John Greco should be taking his spot against the Colts at the center position.
As far as the receivers are concerned, this will be Beckham’s third consecutive missed game. He suffered a quad injury in a week 12 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. OBJ’s injury timetable is also uncertain, however, may be shut down for the rest of the regular season to prevent the risk of future injury.
The Giants are officially eliminated from playoff contention, so it may make sense to put the star receiver on IR.
Shepard on the other hand suffered a sprained ankle, and will miss his second game of the season. Receivers that will be good to go this week for Big Blue include Sterling Shepard, Corey Coleman, Bennie Fowler and Cody Latimer. The latter was just activated this week, after being on IR since October 16th with a hamstring injury.