For the second straight year, New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas has been placed on season-ending Injured Reserve (IR), this time coming after he "aggravated" his surgically repaired ACL. The IR designation likely came as a surprise to T2, who said his knee felt great and who even hoped to be ready for opening week against the Dallas Cowboys.
"Like I mentioned before I just aggravated my knee; it feels strong and no swelling. I have [been] running in the pool lately to keep active. I am getting back to my old self; my goal is to still play in the season's opener. I have been working my butt off every day; I have been in the weight room everyday and been watching film," Thomas wrote on his blog.
In addition to Thomas, the Giants also placed veteran defensive tackle Shaun Rogers on season-ending IR with a blood clot. They held out hope for as long as they could that new medication would allow him to play, but with mandatory cuts and roster trimming bearing down on them, it became a numbers game and Rogers drew the short straw.
Neither IR designation is of the new short-term variety, so Thomas and Rogers will join defensive end Justin Trattou, defensive tackle Martin Parker and offensive tackle Brandon Mosley on the shelf for the entire season.
In addition to the five players on injured reserve, the Giants have also waived cornerbacks Brian Witherspoon (knee) and Bruce Johnson (shoulder) with injury designation, while defensive tackle Chris Canty and tight end Travis Beckum are listed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.
Michael Coe will likely start at cornerback week one in place of Thomas as the team waits for Prince Amukamara to return from a high ankle sprain.
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