The Giants are considering the possibility of shutting down LB Jacquian Williams for the remainder of the season. Williams sustained a concussion in the Giants' Week 9 loss in Seattle and has not yet been cleared to return to full duty.
"We’ll see," said head coach Tom Coughlin when asked about shutting Williams. "It has been quite a process. He is really not ready to practice right now."
It is unclear if this is Williams' first concussion or not. He may have had issues in the past that are clouding the medical decision to allow him to keep playing.
"It would definitely contribute to it if it was," said Coughlin of the possibility of prior concussions. "I am not going to tell you if it is his second one or his first one, to be honest with you. I can’t recall. Definitely all the information we can get is a part of it."
Williams was leading the team in tackles at the time of the injury and has been replaced in the lineup by a combination of Mark Herzlich, Spencer Paysinger in the team's base defensive package.
In other injury news, RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) will see more action this week against the Redskins. Last week, Andre Williams got the bulk of the workload and responded with his best day as a pro.
Coughlin said Jennings "ran around pretty good" on Friday and "is prepared to do more this week."
The Redskins will be without RB Roy Helu, Jr. (toe) S Brandon Meriweather (toe) and LB Keenan Robinson (knee). Helu is the team's second-leading rusher and third-leading receiver. Robinson in the Redskins' leading tackler and Meriweather is fourth.