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Big Blow For New York Giants: Left Tackle Will Beatty Out 5-6 Months

Big Blow For New York Giants: Left Tackle Will Beatty Out 5-6 Months
The guy who protects Eli Manning's blindside, Will Beatty, could miss up to six months after tearing his pectoral muscle lifting weights.

It has been a rough 24 hours for New York sports fans of late. The Yankees have lost six of their past seven games and have lost leading hitter Jacoby Ellsbury to the disabled list. The Rangers lost 6-2 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The New York Knicks fell from No. 2 to No. 4 in the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday. And on Wednesday came the news that Giants left tackle Will Beatty, the protector of Eli Manning’s blind side, will miss up to six months with a torn pectoral muscle.

October Return Possible

Beatty suffered the torn pectoral injury lifting weights on Tuesday. He underwent surgery in Manhattan immediately after suffering the injury and is expected to miss five to six months. This is a big deal.  The team drafted Ereck Flowers No. 9 overall to be the left tackle of the future, but that timeline might get accelerated. Flowers or Justin Pugh will be in line to protect Manning’s blindside. Flowers had been slotted to start on the right side, kicking Pugh to a guard spot. That plan now goes out the window. The Giants this offseason signed Marshall Newhouse, a six-year veteran who started at left tackle for the Packers in 2011 and 2012.

The Giants were hoping their offensive line would be a strength this year, with guard Geoff Schwartz returning from a season lost to injury, Weston Richburg moving to his natural center position, and the addition of Flowers, but Beatty’s injury adds another question mark to a roster that seems to be riddled with them. Beatty also happened to be the team’s best offensive lineman in 2014, bouncing back from a terrible 2013 campaign. Pro Football Focus rated him as the 11th-best left tackle in the NFL, with a +13 overall rating.

The Giants’ top offensive line unit played 51.5 percent of the team’s snaps last season, up from 40.0 percent for their top five-man unit two years ago. That continuity played a part in the team allowing 10 fewer sacks than they did in 2013.

Beatty, 30, was a 2009 second-round draft pick out of UConn and has been a polarizing player in his six years with the Giants. He started every game at left tackle in 2014 despite breaking his leg in the 2013 regular-season finale. More of a finesse lineman than a bruiser, Beatty was an effective pass protector last season but is certainly not a mauler.

He is entering the third year of a five-year, $37.5 million contract extension and has $18.9 million remaining on his deal. He is scheduled to make $5.5 million in base salary in 2015.

New York opens the season at Dallas as a 5.5-point underdog. The Giants have a wins total of 8.5 at Sportsbook.com with the under an even money favorite.

Giants Offseason Moves

Re-signed: CB Chykie Brown, DE Cullen Jenkins, FB Henry Hynoski, LB Jon Beason, LB Mark Herzlich, OL John Jerry, TE Daniel Fells, TE Larry Donnell

Veteran additions: WR Dwayne Harris, DE George Selvie, OLB J.T. Thomas, OLB Jonathan Casillas, CB Josh Gordy, DT Kenrick Ellis, OT Marshall Newhouse, RB Shane Vereen, LB Ryan Jones

Veteran subtractions: OG Adam Snyder, S Antrel Rolle, C J.D. Walton, OLB Jacquian Williams, OT James Brewer, WR Jerrel Jernigan, DE Mathias Kiwanuka, DT Mike Patterson, RB Peyton Hillis, S Quintin Demps, OLB Spencer Paysinger, S Stevie Brown, CB Walter Thurmond, CB Zack Bowman, QB Josh Freeman, CB Josh Victorian, DE Paul Hazel, LB Terrell Manning, LB James Davidson, RB Chris Ogbonnaya

Draft picks: 1-Ereck Flowers (OT), 2-Landon Collins (DB), 3-Owamagbe Odighizuwa (DE), 5-Mykkele Thompson (DB), 6-Geremy Davis (WR), 7-Bobby Hart (OT)

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Tag : 2015 nfl futures , new york giants , nfl odds , will beatty injury

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