The New York Giants’ wide receiver talent took a huge hit when the team (laughably) traded Odell Beckham Jr. away to the Cleveland Browns earlier this year. Now the Giants are in even worse shape just a couple days into training camp.
Projected leading receiver Sterling Shepard broke his thumb on the first day of Giants training camp. He might not be out for Week 1, which is six weeks away, but he’ll probably miss the rest of the summer leading up to that point. Shepard already has experience playing with Eli Manning but now he certainly won’t be getting many reps with heir-apparent Daniel Jones.
The second day of Giants training camp saw Corey Coleman go down with an ACL injury. The former first-round pick was projected to be New York’s primary kick returner and third receiver with Shepard missing time but now Coleman is out for the season.
But it doesn’t even stop with Shepard and Coleman. Giants fifth-round rookie wideout Darius Slayton is also dealing with a hamstring issue.
It’s gotten to the point where the Giants are reportedly bringing in free agent Kelvin Benjamin for a workout. Just not ideal.
The non-Eagles NFC East teams sure aren’t off to a good start this summer. The Giants are going to be forced to dig up Jimmy Hoffa and play him at receiver. Washington is lining up Ereck Flowers at first team left tackle with Trent Williams staging a holdout. Ezekiel Elliott hasn’t reported for Cowboys camp as he seeks a lucrative contract.
The Eagles will hope to avoid the bad juju that’s currently plaguing their division rivals.