The Giants likely plan on starting Goodson (ankle) and Alec Ogletree at inside linebacker as they transition to more 3-4 looks under new defensive coordinator James Bettcher, Paul Schwartz of The New York Post reports.
Goodson dealt with shin and ankle injuries throughout 2017, eventually landing on injured reserve ahead of the season finale. He finished with 53 tackles and a forced fumble in seven games, despite logging only 374 defensive snaps (53.4 per contest). The Giants traded for Ogletree to stabilize a linebacking corps that's long been problematic, but it doesn't seem the new acquisition will put Goodson out of a starting job. It is possible Goodson will be limited to a two-down role, as Ogletree figures to stay on the field for all three downs. There's also some chance the situation will need to be revisited after the NFL Draft.
Goodson has been dealing with persistent lower-body injuries throughout the season, missing eight games and playing only 75 percent or more snaps in three of the seven contests in which he's suited up. The 2-13 Giants won't ask Goodson to play through the pain in a meaningless season finale, so the middle linebacker will turn his focus to getting healthy heading into the team's offseason program. Goodson wraps up the 2017 campaign with 53 tackles (37 solo), two pass breakups and a forced fumble.
Goodson (ankle) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Goodson has been battling this ankle injury all season, and although he played in Week 15 against Philly, he had to leave early with a setback. In the seven games he played this season, the second-year pro posted 7.6 stops per game, even though he's often been limited.
Goodson (ankle) won't return to Sunday's game against the Eagles, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Goodson's woes with his ankle continued Sunday, and now he'll have to shift his focus to getting ready for Week 16's game against the Cardinals. He's already missed seven games battling this injury.
Goodson is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Eagles with an ankle injury.
Goodson has been dealing with an ankle injury for a majority of the season, and when he returned in Week 13 to play the Raiders, he tweaked it again. This is likely another setback, and undrafted rookie Calvin Munson will step in at middle linebacker for the time being.
|3||9/23/18||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/18||@ ATL||8:15 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/18||@ SF||8:15 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|2016||New York Giants||15||9||5.0||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Giants||7||53||37.0||16||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2018||New York Giants||2||4||1.0||3||0.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2016||New York Giants||15||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Giants||7||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New York Giants||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|