The New York Giants will kick off their joint practices with the Bengals on Tuesday, and they will be without several players including one projected starter. The Giants have decided to leave behind Geoff Schwartz, Nat Berhe, Jameel McClain, Chykie Brown and Will Beatty.
These five players all have varying degrees of injuries, but the most concerning name on the list is certainly Schwartz. The projected starting right guard has practice for most of training camp, but he has missed the last several practices with soreness in his ankle. What makes this even more concerning is that Schwartz missed the majority of the 2014 season with an ankle injury.
Berhe, McClain and Brown are also competing for meaningful snaps in 2015, but all three are likely ticketed for reserve roles. Berhe and Brown are the most likely to make a run at a starting spot, at safety and nickel back, respectively, but these injuries have held them back from making a necessary statement.
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On a positive note, injured starters Victor Cruz and Prince Amukamara will make the trip to Cincinnati. Cruz is unlikely to take part in padded practices and the preseason opener, but Amukamara's participation is less clear.
The Giants kick of their joint practices with the Bengals on Tuesday.
(h/t Big Blue View)