Coming off a week one loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New York Giants are nursing a number of injuries. While they escaped without anything major, some lasting ailments have spilled over into week two. Luckily, they remain one of the healthier teams in the NFL as they prepare for the Chicago Bears next Sunday. Only one starting player popped up on the injury report, and he has been on it for about two weeks now.
New York Giants injury report:
– WR Golden Tate (Hamstring) – Limited
– LB Carter Coughlin (Hamstring) – Limited
– DB Adrian Colbert (Quad) – Limited
– LB Tae Crowder (Hamstring) – Full
While the passing game looked quite good for the Giants last Monday night, they could always use more support in the area. Golden Tate represents another solid spot option for quarterback Daniel Jones. With the Giants in 2019, Tate put up 676 yards and six touchdowns over 11 games. He served a five-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy but went on to have a successful season, offering Jones a reliable target in his rookie campaign.
Nonetheless, he is trending downward for the Giants this upcoming weekend, as he is still limited in practice. Risking his overall health might not be an ideal situation, as ensuring he is 100% healthy for a week-three contest against the San Francisco 49ers might be a better approach.
In other news, Carter Coughlin was also limited with a hamstring injury. I don’t expect him to suit up on Sunday, as this is a relatively new issue.
More positive news, Tae Crowder is expected to return for the Giants. Linebacker Blake Martinez looked phenomenal in the week one loss to Pittsburgh, but Devante Downs with essentially a non-factor. He didn’t show up much on the score-sheet, and his name wasn’t called much at all. That could be considered a good thing. Nonetheless, Crowder is an athletic linebacker we can serve as a decent cover option and might be utilized as a situational player.