Originally written on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 8/28/12

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 12: Barry Cofield of the New York Giants celebrates with team mate Chris Canty after sacking Matt Moore of the Carolina Panthers during the NFL season opener at New Meadowlands Stadium on September 12, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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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