The New York Giants have made some moves today worth noting, as they lose a standout young player on defense. Tae Crowder, linebacker for the Giants get sent to the injury reserve due to a hamstring injury suffered against the Washington Football team. Crowder broke out las week totaling 10 tackles, 1 fumble recovery, and a touchdown late in the game to save the Giants.
Tae Crowder was 1 of 3 inside linebackers drafted in the 2020 NFL draft by the New York Giants and the last one. As a matter of fact, he was the last pick in the entire draft and was Mr. Irrelevant. Tae Crowder is former running back from the University of Georgia that moved to linebacker due to the talent at RB there in Georgia. Fast foward to the NFL and he started for the New York Giants when his name was called and played very well. Best of luck for Tae Crowder and hopefully he will be able to return soon. As for the inside linebacker position, David Mayo was activated from a IR last week and was able to play with limited snaps so they should be just fine at the position moving foward.
As for our newest Giant, defensive end Jabaal Sheard. Formerly a Brown, Patriot, Colt and Jaguar. The Giants were able to land the veteran pass rusher from the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad. The Giants need depth at the position to help out the rotation a bit now that Lorenzo Carter and Oshane Ximines are both on IR for what it seems to be all season. Sheard totals 51.5 sacks in his career and should be a great rotation guy for either Markus Golden or Kyler Fackrell who both have been playing exceptionally well.
Are the Giants now in win now mode? Why sign a veteran pass rusher this late if not for the fact that you are trying to save your job… Time will tell.