Giants defensive end Damontre Moore had his right arm in a sling as he watched Texas A&M's Pro Day with other former Aggies, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. More information on Moore's injury was not immediately available. The Giants expect big things from Moore in 2015 after he registered 5.5 sacks and 32 tackles last season. The 6-5, 250-pounder is entering his third season.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Wednesday giving defensive end Damontre Moore more playing time could be an option to help a lackluster pass rush, according to NJ.com. "Young Damontre, everybody wants him in the ball game, he did have some success the other day with one sack," Coughlin said. "He should have been playing a little bit more (Week 12 vs. Dallas)." Despite Moore showing at times he could help the pass rush, he has spent a lot of time on the bench this season. "Because there are times, to be honest with you, during the week when you talk about confidence level, whether it's assignment football or whatever, for whatever reason, it hasn't been something that we thought [Moore] knows exactly what he's doing and so on and so forth," Coughlin said. "The practices have to fulfill the idea that we can go ahead and play him under all kinds of circumstances is what we'd like to do, not just on third down."
The Giants have ruled out Peyton Hillis (concussion), Cullen Jenkins (calf) and Jacquian Williams (concussion) out for Week 11 at home against the 49ers. The team also included Damontre Moore (shoulder), Nat Berhe (ankle), Daniel Fells (neck), Rashad Jennings (knee) and Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) on the final injury report, though all five were deemed probable.
After losing defensive end Justin Tuck to the Raiders, the Giants are hoping 2013 third-round pick Damontre Moore "can make a big leap and be an impact/breakout player at defensive end on the side opposite Jason Pierre-Paul," reports ESPN.com. Moore barely made an impact as a rookie, finishing with 11 tackles and a forced fumble in 15 games. The report called Moore "a high-energy athlete capable of making plays" but noted he "still made far too many mistakes in practice, even late in the year."
Giants defensive end Damontre Moore is recovering from minor shoulder surgery and has not been fully cleared yet. But his plan for the offseason is to add 15 pounds of muscle so he can make a bigger impact in Year 2."I can do light stuff, I'm not cleared to lift weights yet but as far as the other stuff goes, I'm maintaining my cardiovascular strength and stuff like that," he said, per The Star-Ledger. "Just trying to enhance that part of the game so once I get cleared I can focus on the weights." He had 11 tackles and a forced fumble as a rookie.