NY Giants DE Oshane Ximines’ season is over
NY Giants second-year pass rusher Oshane Ximines’ season is over, the team announced Saturday.
Ximines will undergo surgery Monday to undergo surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and the 2019 third-round pick will revert to season-ending injured reserve.
Sidelined since he was first placed on injured reserve on Oct. 9, returned to practice this week but clearly was not healthy enough to return to game action.
Ximines’ season ends after just five games, four of them starts. He finishes this season with five total tackles.
The Giants elevated defensive end Niko Lalos from the practice squad, filling Ximines’ place on the active roster.
Meanwhile, the Giants activated rookie safety Xavier McKinney from injured reserve on Saturday afternoon, clearing the path for the second-round rookie to make his debut Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. McKinney will be joined by kicker Graham Gano, activated from the COVID-19/reserve list, and rookie linebacker Tae Crowder, activated from injured reserve.
Crowder had been sidelined since injuring his hamstring back in Week 6. In five games, Crowder has thus far produced 17 total tackles and a game-winning 43-yard fumble recovery returned for a touchdown against the Washington Football Team.
The Giants travel to Paul Brown Stadium to take on the Bengals at 1:00 p.m on Sunday.