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Friday, August 5, 2011
Bruce Johnson waived/injured

By Ohm Youngmisuk

Injured Giants cornerback Bruce Johnson was waived/injured on Friday after rupturing his Achilles tendon.

The Giants added Darnell Burks, a 5-10 rookie free agent from Fort Valley State. They also will have first-round pick Prince Amukamara, who will have to learn the defense quickly.

“It depends on how fast he can learn a new language,” head coach Tom Coughlin said. “It is Chinese to him right now, so he has a lot of work to do that way.”

"I think you’ve got to give him the terminology first so that he has the understanding and there is nothing he is confused with from a verbalization standpoint," the coach added. "Then you have to just throw it at him. You will bring him to a point where he can help us and then you will assess how he can help us. After that it is continuous extra time devoted to getting there as fast as he can. He has a lot of classroom work to make up for. You figure four hours a day in the classroom since we have been here."

Johnson suffered the season-ending injury at the start of practice on Thursday. He was placed on injured reserve last year after six games with a knee injury.