Beatty’s chances look better for tomorrow’s game against the Jaguars. Andrews’ back pain has worsened throughout this week. Fellow linemen David Diehl and Shaun O’Hara have already been confirmed as out for tomorrow.
Will Blackmon, signed Oct. 28, has handled the dual role the past three games but he sat out practice yesterday for the second straight day after coming out of the game in Philadelphia with a bruised chest. f Blackmon is unable to go, the choice will come down to re-installing Darius Reynaud into the kick return job or else handing the kickoff return duties to receiver Devin Thomas, who on Wednesday was signed off waivers from the Panthers.
the offense is hemorrhaging players, including two Pro Bowl offensive linemen, one Pro Bowl receiver and another receiver who was on his way to a Pro Bowl season. Add in three key injured reserves, and it’s a wonder how the Giants’ offensive coordinator will be able to get his battered unit to generate any offense at all.
Thomas, who was awarded off of waivers to the Giants on Wednesday, has had just two days to workout with the team so he is shooting to play next Sunday against the Redskins.
Thomas should be highly-motivated for that tilt; the Redskins selected him in the second round of the 2008 draft but cut him earlier this season. The former Michigan State standout was picked up by the Panthers but waived him after just six weeks.