Garafolo: Initial indications on Giants' Stevie Brown "not good"

Al Bello

The Giants may have lost a starter at a very thin position.

Last night against the Jets, Giants safety Stevie Brown intercepted a pass and during his return, he went down awkwardly on his own. He remained down for a few minutes, and had to be helped off the field by the Giants' medical staff.

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It was initially reported as a sprained knee, but according to USA Today's (and former Giants beat writer) Mike Garafolo, it may be more serious:

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Last season, the Giants gave up a boatload of yards (they were 31st in the NFL in yards allowed), but they remained a respectable unit because they were able to force so many turnovers, including 21 interceptions, which was 3rd in the NFL. Stevie Brown had 8 of those picks, which was good for 2nd in the NFL, individually.

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The Giants are already thin at safety with Will Hill being suspended for the first 4 games. If Brown is gone for an extended period of time, that could be an enormous loss for them.

Antrel Rolle would remain the other starter, with Tyler Sash and Ryan Mundy likely fighting it out for the other starting job. That would be less than ideal.

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