The two new players linebacker Tony Johnson, each of whom suffered an injury in Saturday’s preseason game and replace safety Justin Currie. Currie and Johnson injured.
29, Palmer, is a six-year NFL veteran who spent the last five seasons together with the Detroit Lions. During those five years, Palmer began a total of 22 regular season games but played in all 80 — something that really appeals to a Giants team that can not appear to shake the injury bug. Along with Johnson, Giants linebackers Jon Beason (knee) and Mark Herzlich (concussion) sustained injuries in Saturday’s match. Not understanding how long either will have to return, the Giants needed to include depth.
Jameel McClain probably takes over Beason’s position at middle linebacker, and he will probably help out on special teams and function as a back-up on the strong side if Palmer makes the team.
Conway is a rookie free agent from Montclair State who’s recorded at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, which gets you question if the Giants will try him at security and is huge to get a cornerback, where they want help. Along with, safety Bennett Jackson was injured suffering a torn ACL that stops his season. Eight days before, in the preseason opener, his Achilles tendon snapped, and he also will miss the season.
Last week the Giants signed veteran safety Brandon Meriweather, plus they expect that Cooper Taylor, Nat Berhe and injured safeties Landon Collins can go back to practice.
Decimated Giants signal POUNDS Ashlee Palmer
The injury-plagued Giants have signed.
Palmer given to eight tackles and began only five games last season.
When they signed expert Ashlee Palmer, the Giants added a fresh linebacker.
To make room for Palmer and Conway, the Giants waived/injured both safety linebacker Tony Johnson and Justin Currie.
29, Palmer, is entering his seventh season. Initially an undrafted free agent from Ole Miss, Palmer and the Lions played for the last five years, appearing in all 16 matches each season. Palmer appeared in 14 games for the Bills starting two