The Giants placed cornerback Terrell Thomas and defensive tackle Shaun Rogers on the injured reserved list Friday. Thomas re-injured his twice-repaied right ACL in training camp. The diagnosis this time is he needs more time to heal. This will be his second straight season on IR. New NFL rules implemented for 2012 allow teams to bring one player back from IR during each season. With a little bit o’ luck we’ll see Thomas again this season.
Once again, the G-men will be working through some defensive back issues. With Thomas gone Prince Amukamara will step into the starting role with Corey Webster playing the other side of the field. Prince Amukamara, 2011 first-round draft pick, is under pressure to perform this year. He missed the first nine games last year and didn’t play with the confidence required to be a NY Giants cornerback. Prince suffered a high-ankle sprain in the first preseason game this year and is expected to miss the season opener against Dallas on September 5. Michael Coe will play the right cornerback position until Amukamara’s return. Safety Tyler Sash is suspended for the first four games of the season for not requesting a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for his Adderall prescription. The current Giants depth chart lists Sash second to strong safety Kenny Phillips.