May 22, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants center Jim Cordle (63) , guard Bryant Browning (75) and tackle Matt McCants (74) during the New York Giants organized team activities at the Giants Timex Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Giants Lose Jim Cordle to IR

The New York Giants have announced that starting center Jim Cordle will be placed on season-ending injured reserve with a patella tendon injury. Cordle was replacing veteran David Baas who suffered a season ending knee injury in week 7. Kevin Boothe will take over the quarterback exchanges full-time, with reserve James Brewer inheriting Boothe’s left guard responsibilities. 25-year old practice squad guard Stephen Goodin, an undrafted FA from Nebraska-Kearney, will take Cordle’s spot on the active roster. The injury will hamper the Giants from a depth perspective more than anything else. Cordle posted a -5.4 overall rating in ten active games according to Pro Football Focus, and the Jints ran the ball with great success on Sunday in Boothe’s 34 run blocking snaps.


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