It is rare when a former first-round draft pick who is healthy and just 28 years old is out there for the taking at a position of dire need. That’s the way it worked out yesterday for the Giants when they signed Michael Clayton to join their depleted receiver ranks.
Starting this week, the Jaguars will dare the Giants to win through the air — Eli Manning throwing to Mario Manningham and a bunch of other guys — by sticking an extra defender up in the box to blunt the Giants’ rushing attack. Nothing will come easy anymore.
Injured LT David Diehl, who has missed the last 2-1/2 games with a partially torn hamstring, said he expects to be back on the practice field Wednesday and indicated there’s a chance he could play Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Boss (21 catches, 318 yards, two touchdowns) and tight end Travis Beckum (11-83-2) figure to be more involved in the passing game. Bradshaw lined up wide at times, and Jacobs even came out of the backfield against the Eagles to catch a 22-yard pass down the sidelines. There could be more of that in the next few games