Report: New York Giants Safety Stevie Brown Tears ACL

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Can we just get on with the regular season, please? In what has been a training camp full of injuries around the National Football League, the New York Giants were afflicted in a big way with news that starting free safety Stevie Brown  tore his ACL against the New York Jets on Saturday night.

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Brown, a seventh-round pick of the Oakland Raiders back in the 2010 NFL draft, started 11 games in his first season with the Giants last year. He led the NFL with eight interceptions in a surprising performance. New York lost Kenny Phillips to the Philadelphia Eagles in free agency and was already thin in the defensive secondary.

Ryan Mundy, David Caldwell and Alonzo Tweedy, who have a combined 16 NFL starts, are currently behind Brown on the Giants depth chart at free safety. They could also move back-up strong safety Tyler Sash into that role.

if New York decides to look at the watered-down free-agent market, there are a couple decent options. Kerry Rhodes and Quinton Mikell comes to mind first. Both have experience starting at free safety.

Either way, this is a huge blow to what was an already pedestrian Giants’ secondary.

 

Vincent is the head sports editor at eDraft, co-host of eDraft Sports Radio (which airs every Monday and Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. ET) and a fantasy writer for Pro Football Focus. He’s also the news director here at PFC and co-host of Football Debate Central with Ryan Riddle every Friday. He’s also a former league-wide featured columnist at Bleacher Report.