Giants Fall to Patriots 27-20, Finish Preseason 1-3 – Game Notes: Back-up LT Guy Whimper suffered an ankle injury against the Patriots. No word on how serious the injury is yet.
LB Reggie Torbor, who was expected to start at weakside linebacker for the injured Kawika Mitchell, did not play as he strained his calf muscle in pre-game warm ups.
Also not playing were WR Plaxico Burress (back), WR David Tyree (wrist), FB Robert Douglas (knee), OC Grey Ruegamer (ankle), DE Adrian Awasom (hip), LB Kawika Mitchell (abductor), LB Gerris Wilkinson (knee), S Will Demps (elbow), CB Sam Madison (hamstring), CB Kevin Dockery (hamstring), CB E.J. Underwood (jaw), and CB Gerrick McPhearson (ankle).
Final Cut-Down Day on Saturday: Teams must reduce their rosters from 75 to 53 on Saturday.
Notes: Those players awarded for their performance on the field in 2006 at the Giants’ Annual Kickoff Luncheon were:
Tiki Barber: Offensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player
Fred Robbins: Defensive Player of the Year
Reggie Torbor: Special Teams Player of the Year
Barry Cofield: Rookie of the Year