Giants' CB Johnson on IR

November, 1, 2010
New York Giants cornerback Bruce Johnson was placed on injured reserve late Monday afternoon following arthroscopic surgery on his knee, according to Johnson was thrust into a starting role early last season and he played pretty well.

This season, he'd played mostly on special teams. He's a valuable reserve who will certainly be missed. The Giants were awarded defensive end Alex Hall off waivers. I don't think you'll see him in the rotation right away, but he could provide some depth now that Mathias Kiwanuka's out for the season with a neck injury.

Earlier in the day, coach Tom Coughlin told reporters that rookie defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul will continue to see more time in the rotation. Coughlin admitted that Pierre-Paul had fallen off a bit on special teams, but he's not planning to back him off on his defensive participation.

Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger has the scoop on Hall, who spent time on the Philadelphia Eagles' roster prior to training camp. Hall was with the Giants in training camp, but I can't remember too much about him.



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