EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants placed rookie cornerback Sam Beal on injured reserve and re-signed defensive back Kenneth Durden.
Beal, whom the Giants selected on the third round of the July 11 supplemental draft, must undergo shoulder surgery. General manager Dave Gettleman said Friday, “it’s about a five-month procedure.” He was talking about the recovery, not the surgery itself.
Durden was signed on June 11 and released a month later when the Giants added Beal. He did stints on the practice squads of the Oakland Raiders in 2016 and the Tennessee Titans last year.
*Cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who underwent ankle surgery and missed the final five games last season, said today he has no lingering health issues.
“I’m one hundred percent,” he said. “I can say that today. No issues, no ankle soreness, none of that. I’m one hundred percent.”
“I came back the whole offseason just preparing, working on getting my ankle stronger and in and out of cuts, and so far I’ve been doing good.”
*Coach Pat Shurmur on 10-year veteran outside linebacker Connor Barwin, who was signed last week:
“Connor Barwin has got some good rushes left in him – I think you saw that yesterday,” Shurmur said. “He’s a very veteran player. Along the way, these veteran players help rookies. I don’t think you can have too many edge players – I really don’t, because at some point we’re rushing four, they’re dropping back throwing. We’ve got to be able to get pressure, and we’ve got to be able to cover.”
*Rookie tight end Garrett Dickerson (hamstring) did not practice again.