New York Giants inside linebackers Alec Ogletree and Tae Davis have been ruled out for this Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Big Blue just keeps getting thinner and thinner at the inside linebacker position.
On Friday, it was announced that New York Giants veteran linebackers Alec Ogletree and Tae Davis will not suit up this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Ogletree is dealing with a hamstring injury, while Davis is still in the concussion protocol. Both missed last Sunday’s win over the Washington Redskins at home.
This comes in addition to rookie inside linebacker Ryan Connelly tearing his ACL in the Week 4 victory. Connelly’s inaugural pro season is over just four games in. He had racked up 20 combined tackles this season with two tackles-for-loss, one quarterback hit, one sack, two interceptions, and two passes defended in those four games (three starts).
Ogletree has just 13 combined tackles with three passes defended in three games this year (three starts). Davis, on the other hand, has five combined tackles and one quarterback hit through three games (one start).
The Giants are now down to David Mayo, Nate Stupar, and Josiah Tauaefa at the inside linebacker spots. They could possibly rotate an outside linebacker into one of those two spots as well.
Big Blue will also be without star running back Saquon Barkley against Minnesota. The second-year pro is still nursing a high ankle sprain sustained in the Week 3 win in Tampa Bay. It’s unclear when he’ll return to the game field, but has returned to the practice field.
The Giants and Vikings will kick off at MetLife Stadium on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET.