Giants’ Shane Lemieux exits first preseason game with injury

Giants’ Shane Lemieux exits first preseason game with injury

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Shane Lemieux, after taking part in in only one recreation in 2021, spent the remainder of the season on injured reserve. He returned and took his place because the Giants’ beginning left guard this summer time, however he didn’t make it out of their preseason opener Thursday night time unscathed. 

Lemieux was pressured out within the first quarter with a toe harm and was changed by rookie Josh Ezeudu. Lemieux spent the second half of the Giants’ 23-21 win over the Patriots sporting a strolling boot on his left foot. 

Relying on the severity of the harm, it may very well be one other robust blow for Lemieux. He began 9 video games as a rookie in 2020, however wanted knee surgical procedure to restore a patellar tendon subject after the season opener final 12 months. He was thrilled when he didn’t open up coaching camp on the bodily unable to carry out listing and was working in live performance on the left aspect of the road with deal with Andrew Thomas. 

Ezeudu, taken within the third spherical of the 2022 NFL Draft out of North Carolina, was referred to as for a holding penalty within the second quarter. 

One other offensive lineman, veteran Jamil Douglas, departed early with an ankle harm. 

Shane Lemieux Corey Sipkin for the NY POST

Former Giants head coach Joe Decide, sporting a crimson Patriots hoodie, chatted with a number of people from his former crew, together with an prolonged dialog with Kevin Abrams, the Giants’ senior vp of soccer operations and technique, and Tim McDonnell, the director of participant personnel. After two years with the Giants, Decide returned to the Patriots as an offensive assistant and quarterbacks coach. 

Offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, auditioning for the play-caller position, signaled within the performs from upstairs within the press field. 

“I assumed he did an excellent job, put us in some good conditions,’’ quarterback Daniel Jones mentioned. 

Mike Kafka, proper, and Daniel JonesCharles Wenzelberg / New York Put up

C.J. Board acquired the primary name because the kickoff and punt returner … LB Austin Calitro tipped the ball to himself for a fourth-quarter interception. … Rookie CB Cor’Dale Flott left with a groin harm. … Brian Daboll, in his head teaching debut, challenged a Patriots reception with 6:26 remaining, however misplaced the problem. “I used to be upset about that, my first one,’’ he mentioned. 

The next gamers are coping with bodily points that saved them out of the sport: S Dane Belton, RB Matt Breida, LB Carter Coughlin, DL Justin Ellis, LB Blake Martinez, TE Andre Miller, WR Austin Proehl, TE Ricky Seals-Jones, WR David Sills, WR Kadarius Toney, DL Leonard Williams and CB Rodarius Williams. 

Martinez, coming off reconstructive knee surgical procedure, is being introduced again slowly. Rookie Darrian Beavers began instead of Martinez. 

LB Azeez Ojulari is on the non-football harm listing. WR Sterling Shepard, OL Nick Gates and OL Matt Peart are on the bodily unable to carry out listing. 

New common supervisor Joe Schoen got here to the Giants with 21 years of NFL scouting and entrance workplace expertise on his résumé, with the Panthers, Dolphins and Payments. For Schoen, these summer time video games are a litmus check of how good a job he did discovering and procuring expertise. He has pointed to the Payments’ unblemished report within the preseason since his arrival in Buffalo in 2018 as a part of the draft course of. 

“To me that was a way of pleasure, being on the personnel aspect as a result of our depth gamers are higher than your depth gamers,’’ Schoen mentioned of the Payments’ preseason success.

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