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Thursday Injury Update – TE Brandon Meyers Fresh Addition to Injury List

TE Brandon Meyers has come off two consecutive games with significant contribution in the passing and blocking games for the Giants. Today, he’s on the stationary bike. Isn’t that always the way it goes with this snake bitten team?

A sore groin rumored to have happened yesterday can keep Meyers on the sideline through Sunday’s matchup with the Chargers. We’ve seen groin issues take several weeks to heal — time the Giants nor Meyers have to play around with. We need all hands on deck here as the Giants come down to the wire and need to win out to have a chance at a playoff birth.

Expected to split snaps at starting TE would be the ever-versatile Bear Pascoe and Larry Donnell. Second year TE Adrien Robinson who has been sidelined all season with a foot injury has practiced in recent weeks but has so much to catch up on in the offense it would be a miracle to even see him make the active 47-man roster on game day. Next man up isn’t alway healthy…

Along with Meyers riding the bike was JPP and Brandon Jacobs. JPP’s shoulder injury has taken even more of a toll than the back recovery, I wouldn’t expect him to play Sunday. And Jacobs who has suffered from chronic knee pain isn’t expected to do much this week either.

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2 Responses to “Thursday Injury Update – TE Brandon Meyers Fresh Addition to Injury List”

  1. DP says:

    Sore groin this time of year you play, pulled groin muscle is another story. I have begun to wonder whether TE Robinson’s sole reason for being kept on the team is because JR is trying to take cover. I want to believe Robinson remains on the roster because he is a tremendous talent, who has demonstrated such abilities during pre-season, camp and/or practices; but has just been prone to injury or slow healing. What I don’t know is whether JR would place TC in a position of having to keep a roster spot for an injured Robinson, when the roster spot could be filled by someone who might actually be on the active 47 man roster from time-to-time and allowed to contribute.

    OK now he’s practicing with the usual story of he’s too far behind to contribute, that’s what the coaches will say. It would be nice for the coaches to develop a package of plays that perhaps he does well that allows him to focus on a small role and both learn and understand this limited role and contribute on game day, for once, and help the team. Maybe he can be a stretch TE, or a seam running TE, or heck just a TE who can block and run hook plays. There must be a niche or area in which he can contribute. I have to believe the young man wants to play, he is probably chomping at the bit. He is on the roster, he is practicing now, the Giants have been troubled at TE all season, why not get this guy on the field? Coaching decision, for sure; he’s not ready per the coaches, probably. Why can’t the Giants coaches get him ready? they have had two years of classroom and training instruction time. I thought TE Coach Pope was a real guru, he seemed to help many a Giant TE overachieve in the past. Or does he remain on the roster because to ‘release’ him now would come back to look really bad considering the draft day ‘hype’ that JR bestowed upon him?

    Does anyone in Giants Big Blue land have an answer or idea of why no Robinson on game day at TE? in some type of role?

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