The New York Giants will be without one of their key defensive players for an unspecified amount of time.
Per a report from Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, New York linebacker Jarrad Davis needed “an undisclosed surgery this summer and is expected to be out long-term.” There is no update on when he may return to the club.
Late last season, the Giants signed Davis off the Detroit Lions’ practice squad. The 2017 first-round pick suited up in one game for the Giant, recording half a sack and 11 combined tackles. Davis also started both of the Giants’ playoff games, recording seven total tackles.
Before joining the Giants, the 28-year-old Davis spent three games on the Lions’ 2022 roster. In those three contests, he recorded one pass defensed and three combined tackles.
The Giants re-signed the ex-Lion and New York Jet back in March, and Davis was expected to compete for a starting linebacker job on Don ‘Wink’ Martindale’s defense. With Davis sidelined, 2022 sixth-round pick Darrian Beavers moves atop the veteran on the depth chart.
The Giants were among the NFL’s biggest surprises in 2022, finishing 9-7-1 to end a six-year playoff drought. They went on to upset the Minnesota Vikings on Wild Card weekend, marking the franchise’s first playoff victory since Super Bowl 46 11 years earlier.
New York will kick off their 2023 season with a home tilt against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 10.
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