The struggling defense of the NY Giants may soon receive some reinforcements when a couple of rookies – Aaron Robinson and Elson Smith return. Head coach Joe Judge said on Monday that cornerback Robinson and full-back Smith will start training this week.

NY Giants – the rookies return

Robinson, with a core muscle injury, has been on the PUP list. Since the rookie mini training camp, he has not trained with the team. The Giants rose from 76th to 71st in the third quarter. This was after choosing Robinson, who is 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 193 pounds. He played at the University of Central Florida. Smith, a fourth-round rookie (116th overall), strained a hamstring during the rookie training before the start of the training camp. Apart from participating in some training camp drills, he has been on the edge ever since.

Decisions

Once the Giants officially designated the two players to return. Now, they will have 21 days to decide whether to activate them or put them in IR status for the rest of the season. Considering how much time both players missed, it would not be surprising if the Giants used all or most of their time before adding Robinson and Smith to the 53-man roster.

Further reports

Judge also confirmed a report earlier on Monday that the Giants. He’s signing veteran linebacker Bernardrick McKinney to their training team. McKinney was selected by the Houston Texans in the second round in 2015 and has three steals over 100 times in his career. McKinney missed four games last season due to a shoulder injury. After six years with the Texans, McKinney signed with the Miami Dolphins in the offseason.

Coach Judge said that left tackle Andrew Thomas suffered an ankle injury that had nothing to do with the foot injury he was already dealing with. He said that the ankle is on one side and the foot is on the other side. A doctor will evaluate Thomas on Monday. He said that Cardarius Tony “has aggravated his ankle” and was also under examination on Monday.

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