ESPN - The New York Giants’ defensive line depth has taken a hit because of injuries. Defensive tackle Shaun Rogers is being treated for a blood clot in his lower leg. Rogers experienced swelling in his lower leg after playing in the preseason opener Friday. He missed practice Sunday and Monday. There was no timetable given for Rogers’ recovery, but New Jersey Devils defenseman Henrik Tallinder missed a couple of months this past NHL season after developing a blood clot in his leg. Meanwhile, Giants defensive tackle Marvin Austin will be examined at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan for a back issue and defensive tackle Martin Parker will need surgery for a herniated disc in his back. Parker was hurt in Friday’s game. Austin practiced Monday. Defensive end Justin Trattou has been sidelined by a heel injury since early in camp and is expected to be out for several more weeks. He has seen foot and ankle specialist Dr. David Levine and is still experiencing issues with his heel. The Giants were hoping for Rogers and Austin to contribute on the defensive line for them this season. They also are needed with defensive tackle Chris Canty sidelined as he continues to recover from offseason knee surgery. Canty is on the team’s PUP list for training camp and his status for the season opener remains in question.
Fuckin’ DTs dropping like flies. Canty being questionable for the opener comes as no surprise, but losing Rogers, Austin & Parker for what looks to be a decent stretch basically decimated the tackle position in one fell swoop. Why? Well some Giants are blaming their training camp accommodations at the U of Albany. Twin-sized beds, to be specific. The Black Unicorn said it best: ”We’re big humans. Every bed is small. You can’t put a damn dinosaur in a twin-sized bed.” Twin-sized beds? These are grown men. The god damn New York football Giants. Super Bowl champs. If the Cleveland Browns sold for a billion bucks, the G-Men are worth all of Asia. You’re telling me they can’t hook up with Sleepy’s and get some king-sized Sealy Posturepedic’s for the 350 pound dudes they’re paying millions? College beds are the fucking worst. 19 year-old broads gimp around campuses nationwide after getting railed on those paper-thin mattresses with springs jabbing their spines. Now imagine being a human the size of 3 sluts sleeping half-on & half-off some rickety piece of shit twin bed before going toe-to-toe with other NFL behemoths all day. Cranky back city. Come on, Tisch. Step up, Mara. For such a class act organization, you should be ashamed of yourselves. Protect your investments, trust Sleepy’s & give your players the rest of their lives.