The NY Giants lasted two days into camp before having a player suffer a major injury that’s going to completely shake up the WR room.
It’s no secret that I’m no fan of Cody Core or the NY Giants’ stern philosophies and beliefs on putting a bunch of stock into special teams players that add nothing else to the roster; Core was the definition of that type of player.
That aside, you never want to see a player go down, especially with a torn ACL that virtually always guarantees a fully-missed season, something Jordan Raanan of ESPN reported.
Core resigned with the NY Giants this offseason for what I felt was much more than a player that can only contribute to special teams – an area of the game (outside of kicking field goals) that has become less important – deserves.
The bigger issue to me was that he wasn’t ever going to be able to help the team on the field as a wide receiver, as he reeled in just 3 balls for 28 yards in 2019 despite Big Blue being decimated by injuries and suspensions at the wideout position last year.
That means he’s potentially taking up a spot for a player that could prove their worth as a capable wide receiver, something we could use right now — especially a big one.
Every roster spot counts.
Despite that, Core was a pretty solid gunner for whatever that’s really worth and its never good to have a complete loss on a contract guarantee no matter how small it may be ($1M in this case).