The New York Giants have experienced a carousel of punt returners ever since Richie James fumbled twice against the Seattle Seahawks several weeks ago, but experimenting with CB1 Adoree Jackson ended up with devastating results.
Jackson sustained an MCL sprain that will knock him out for at least four more weeks, so the Giants are now incredibly thin in the secondary, thanks to an extremely questionable decision by the coaching staff.
Having churned through James, Jackson, and Darnay Holmes, the Giants, could make another shift in Week 13 against the Washington Commanders. James was unable to practice on Wednesday due to a knee injury, and running back Gary Brightwell, the team’s kick returner, was out with an illness.
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Did not participate: OL Joshua Ezeudu (neck), CB Adoree’ Jackson (knee), OL Shane Lemieux (toe), RB Gary Brightwell (illness), WR Richie James (knee)
The New York Giants could turn to Kalil Pimpleton:
If neither Brightwell nor James are able to feature this upcoming weekend, head coach Brian Daboll could look to rookie receiver Kalil Pimpleton, who currently resides with the Giants’ practice squad.
Last year for central Michigan, Pimpleton played in 13 games, recording 960 receiving yards and four touchdowns, including 15.5 yards per reception. His electrifying style is exactly what Big Blue are looking for at the position, but his lack of experience in big moments, notably in NFL games, could bite him in the butt.
Nonetheless, the Giants are running out of options quickly they can trust, but avoiding utilizing any more starters would be a step in the right direction after Jackson’s injury.