Justin Pugh could be out multiple weeks

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The Giants said this week that they will be evaluating the season in its entirety before making any calls about the futures of coach Ben McAdoo, General Manager Jerry Reese or anyone else.

That suggests that jobs can be saved by a strong finish after a 1-8 start that has many Giants fans asking for heads to roll, but any effort to kick off that strong finish will reportedly start without the help of their best offensive lineman.

Justin Pugh, who moved from left guard to right tackle recently, left last Sunday’s game with a back injury and said afterward that he needs time for it to heal. McAdoo all but ruled him out for the Chiefs this week and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Pugh’s injury could keep him out for multiple weeks, which could put the rest of the season into play given the point we’re at in the calendar.

Pugh was replaced by Bobby Hart, who was the team’s previous starter at right tackle and lost the job because he was overmatched in the early weeks of the season. That won’t do much for Eli Manning‘s sense of security or for the Giants’ chances of stringing together enough wins to change the widely-held expectation of big changes to come in January.

5 responses to “Justin Pugh could be out multiple weeks

  1. Not good for him or the team in a contract year. He has played in less & less games every year & hasn’t settled into a permanent positon on a wacky O-line. Too many variables going into free agency, looking for that lucrative second contract.

  2. Tough times for the old Jefferson Township crew as our beloved Giants finish another disaster season.

    The Eli Manning era had a good start but ended in disaster. The Ryan Nassib era was even worse. Now the Davis Webb era is worst of all.

    We need to bring back Tiki Barber. Barber made the Giants work. Hall of Fame player and person. Got the Giants two Super Bowl wins.

  3. Arizona needs to sign this guy this offseason as they could probably get a relatively good deal on him in relation to his talent. They need to sign him and plug him at RG, hopefully they can get for him 6-7 per season and get Pro Bowl LG Mike Iupati to take a pay cut down to 3-4M or so per season being he is coming off an injury and has missed all this year n is now over 30 years old. If not they should sign Andrew Norwell for 9M or so per year plug him at LG with Pugh at RG, draft a RT in round 2 or re-sign Veldheer to play RT if they cut Iupati and call it a day.

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