New York Giants injury report: Golden Tate, Jabrill Peppers, Blake Martinez, more

Alexander Wilson
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May 20, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate makes a catch during organized team activities at Quest Diagnostic Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants held practice on Monday afternoon, following an intrasquad scrimmage on Friday evening last week. There were plenty of good and bad takeaways from the scrimmage, including third-year pass rusher Lorenzo Carter, who racked up over four sacks on the night. Backup running back Wayne Gallman also scored two touchdowns, one on the ground and one through the air.

Nonetheless, the Giants are still weak at multiple positions, including cornerback and safety. Monday’s practice didn’t come away clean, as several players went down with minor injuries.

New York Giants injury report:

Golden Tate:

Tate reportedly came down awkwardly after going up for a catch, clutching his hamstring. While it didn’t appear serious, he received icing on the sideline and walked off of practice under his own power. Hopefully, it was nothing more than a tweak, and he will be good to go for the regular season in two weeks.

Tate is an influential player for the Giants and a security blanket in the slot for Daniel Jones. As an experienced veteran, he’s one of the best pass-catchers in yards after the catch in the league. Having him available is a necessity, especially after a 2019 season, where the wide receiver corps was plagued with injuries.

Jabrill Peppers:

Peppers also reportedly had leg crampage. The former Cleveland Brown is an important defensive player for the New York Giants, after a successful season at the strong safety position in 2019. Cramping has been a usual thing for Peppers, even last season. I don’t think it’s anything to be worried about.

Blake Martinez:

While Blake Martinez had an undisclosed injury last week, he returned to practice on Sunday for a light walkthrough. He was limited on Monday, but seeing him out on the field was a positive sign. I believe it was something knee-related, after spotting a wrap on his right leg just below his knee cap.

Spencer Pulley:

Spencer Pulley was also absent last week with an undisclosed injury but returned to full practice on Monday.

Montre Hartage:

According to Dan Duggan of The Athletic, Montre Hartage, safety for the Giants, went down with a hamstring injury after running back Saquon Barkley outran him for a deep ball. Another hit to the secondary that could cost him a few weeks of training.