Corey Webster put on IR, days with Giants likely over

Giants cornerback Corey Webster looks on during training

Giants cornerback Corey Webster looks on during training camp. (July 30, 2013) (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

The Corey Webster Watch ends not with a return to the field but with him being placed on injured reserve and unlikely to ever return to the field, at least with the Giants.

Webster, who played in just four games this season and none since Oct. 27 against the Eagles, is in the final year of his contract. He took a substantial paycut to remain with the team this season, but groin, hip and, lastly, ankle injuries kept him on the sideline for most of the year.

Webster joins a long list of Giants on injured reserve. More to the point, he is among several two-time Super Bowl-winning players on injured reserve who may end their Giants career on that inactive list. Others sure not to return are Aaron Ross and Brandon Jacobs, while Chris Snee is expected to be back but could wind up being released as part of a financial move.

Replacing Webster on the active roster is Julian Talley, a wide receiver from UMass who was on the Giants’ practice squad. That’s a sign that another wide receiver from UMass – Victor Cruz – my be unavailable for the rest of the season. At the very least Cruz is not expected to play this week in Detroit, but that may change.

Tags: Corey Webster , Julian Talley , Victor Cruz , Giants

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