Dan Fox: NY Giants 53-Man Roster Addition


Sep 14, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) is tackled at the one-yard line by New York Giants defenders Jameel McClain (53) , Jon Beason (52) and Jacquian Williams (57) during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

According to information from this article today titled, Jon Beason injury update: Bracing for bad news, Giants call up Dan Fox to 53-man roster. It appears that LB Dan Fox has been added to the 53-Man roster, a few sources on the blue bird have confirmed this:

Dan Fox: The Basics

Pro day numbers: (Per nfldraftscout.com)
40 Yrd: 4.67
Bench: 15
Vertical: 32
Broad: 10’01”
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.30
3-Cone: 7.10

Preseason PFF Grades:
73 preseason snaps, 6 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle, 1 pass breakup.
Preseason overall -1.1 grade.
Best game vs. Colts with +1.5 grade.
Worst game vs. Bills with -1.8 grade.

Basically, Dan Fox is a developmental project type linebacker in the NFL. But, he comes with a ton of experience from college, where he played in 46 games and recorded 225 tackles at Notre Dame.

Every year the NFL proves that no matter your ballooned college numbers, success is not a given. Dan Fox has the size and tools on paper to help the Giants on defense, however potential is worthless if a player can’t execute in the moment. Like the entire New York Giants football team, Dan Fox must improve now or there will be little success to be had.

Jon Beason: The Word

The word on Jon Beason as of now seems to be: wait. As in wait for the test results to come in from Jon Beason’s MRI and x-ray’s. Currently, there isn’t any new information…

The Roster Spot?

The roster spot came open due to injury.

The New York Giants are 0-2, they couldn’t afford any injuries… yet, injuries happened anyway. Walter Thurmond is gone for the season and the news on Jon Beason isn’t great thus far. Regardless, like Antrel Rolle suggested up above, the Giants need to work with what they’ve got.

Right now, that appears to be with Dan Fox and the question becomes… Can Dan Fox and the NY Giants get it done against the Houston Texans this Sunday? The answer is, they’d better, or they’ll be 0-3.