Beason left the game in the third quarter with an apparent foot injury. He was later seen leaving the stadium with a walking boot on his right foot, the same one that caused him to miss most of the preseason. Beason underwent X-Rays before departing, but results were undisclosed. The Giants would only say they will know more about Beason's condition after an MRI on Monday.
Thurmond pulled himself midway through the game due to a pain in his pectoral muscle. When asked about the injury, Thurmond replied?"I was erring on the side of caution."
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"I?m the best slot corner in the league. I?ll say that for sure." - Giants CB Walter Thurmond.
Last season, the Seattle Seahawks' secondary dominated opponents en route to a Super Bowl championship. Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas, Byron Maxwell and Walter Thurmond formed the "Legion of Boom," shutting down the league's best passing attacks on a weekly basis.
?If he can stay healthy and out of trouble, it?s a tremendous value signing,? said Riddick, who pegged Thurmond as his most underrated available player heading into free agency...But it?s the skills of the Giants? new corner that impress Riddick most. In his opinion, there is nothing that Thurmond (5-foot-11, 190 pounds) can?t do well. That should provide defensive coordinator Perry Fewell with plenty of versatility with Thurmond, Rodgers-Cromartie and Prince Amukamara in the same defensive backfield.From Rotoworld:
The Giants were able to steal Thurmond on a one-year, $3 million contract thanks to off-field and injury concerns. "He's a dynamite press corner, who is as good with his technique as Byron Maxwell, as Richard Sherman," Riddick said. Thanks to the Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie signing, Thurmond will likely open the season as a third corner in what is now a very deep unit. He shouldn't have a problem earning a much bigger payday a year from now.
It's certainly a good investment for the Giants, at least for one year. Should Thurmond have a strong season, the Giants will likely try to lock him up.
That being said, no one is able to predict what the free agent market will be like next year, because the salary cap is expected to increase again. Players will be more apt to test the market, especially the twenty-somethings such as Thurmond.