Giants add a center, and are missing some defensive linemen

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The line the Giants can usually count on looked different Wednesday.

The line they haven’t been able to is likely going to see even more changes.

Via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, the Giants have promoted center Jon Halapio from their practice squad to cover for starter Weston Richburg‘s placement in the concussion protocol.

With the way they’ve been blocking (poorly), the Giants don’t really need more upheaval. If Richburg’s not cleared by Sunday, guard Brett Jones will likely start in his place.

Other than that, the Giants were without starting defensive ends Jason Pierre-Paul (knee and shoulder) and Olivier Vernon (ankle), along with cornerback Janoris Jenkins (ankle).

Pierre-Paul is a new addition to the injury report, and wasn’t even on the field with teammates during the portion of practice open to the media. Vernon and Jenkins were working on the side.

2 responses to “Giants add a center, and are missing some defensive linemen

  1. Jerry Reese has got to go. Our best option to back up richburg is some guy from our practice squad or move someone out of position? Give me a break. Fire him and mcadoo both please

  2. buttfumble says:
    October 4, 2017 at 1:43 pm
    Jerry Reese has got to go. Our best option to back up richburg is some guy from our practice squad or move someone out of position? Give me a break. Fire him and mcadoo bot
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    Brett Jones *is* a center – he’s actually out of position at guard. Jones was a starting center in the CFL out of college, and that’s why the Giants signed him away from Canada. He’s the number 2 center behind Richburg, but they trained him at guard to improve his versatility. Halapio would only play if Jones gets hurt.

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