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Reports: Giants lose LB for the season

The Giants have been hurt by injuries all preseason and received another blow Tuesday evening, reportedly losing linebacker Jonathan Goff to a torn ACL.

Reports: Giants lose LB for the season

Giants LB Jonathan Goff is out for the year with a torn ACL, according to reports. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)
Giants LB Jonathan Goff is out for the year with a torn ACL, according to reports. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

The Giants have been hurt by injuries all preseason and received another blow Tuesday evening, reportedly losing linebacker Jonathan Goff to a torn ACL.

According to Mike Garafolo of NJ.com, and multiple other outlets, Goff is out for the season. Per the report, Goff suffered the injury at practice on Monday.

The fourth-year linebacker started all 16 games for the Giants in 2010. He was originally a fifth-round pick in 2008.

Earlier this offseason, the Giants lost cornerback Terrell Thomas to a torn ACL. He Started 32 games over the past two seasons. Second-round pick Marvin Austin is done too with a torn pectoral. Reserve linebacker Clint Sintim suffered a season-ending torn ACL and patellar tendon. And reserve cornerback Bruce Johnson tore his Achilles during training camp.

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Meanwhile, first-round pick (cornerback) Prince Amukamara is likely out until Week 5 with a fracture in his left foot. And Osi Umenyiora is expected to miss the first part of the season with a knee injury.

The Eagles play the Giants in Week 3 in their home opener at the Linc. New York opens the season at the Redskins, before hosting the Rams in Week 2

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The Eagles are 4.5-point favorites against the Rams, according to Sportsbook.com, and 90 percent of the action is on the Birds to cover. The over/under is 44, and 92 percent of the action is on the over.

Thom Brennaman and Brian Billick will call the game on Fox at 1 p.m.

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