Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 8/28/12
A key contributor of the Giants’ Super Bowl run last year, Chris Canty, will miss the first 6 weeks of the season after being placed on the reserve/PUP list earlier this week. Canty had knee surgery this offseason and has yet to practice. An above average defensive tackle, Canty had 4 sacks, 6 quarterback hits, and 22 quarterback pressures en route to a Super Bowl victory last year and played the run well as well. He’ll be able to play week 7 at the earliest, meaning he’ll miss at least 6 games. In his absence, Linval Joseph, already a breakout candidate, will play more snaps, particularly on pass rushing downs, where the 2010 2nd round pick really improved as last season went on. Veterans Marcus Thomas and Rocky Bernard will also see an increase in snaps, as could 2011 2nd round pick Marvin Austin, assuming he too is healthy. Austin hasn’t played in a live game since December of 2009. He missed all of the 2010 season at North Carolina with suspension and missed all of last season w...
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