New York Giants starting safety Stevie Brown finished second in the league with eight interceptions last year. He was unable to finish the preseason game against the Jets, however, as he suffered a sprained knee during an interception return.
Second year cornerback Jayron Hosley also left the game with a sprained ankle. Hosley was expected to see playing time in nickel and dime packages as well as on special teams.
Brown is obviously the more important of these injuries from a football perspective because he is a projected starter. He was a revelation for the Giants last year, and will likely be ready to play come the regular season.
The Giants’ defense is built around the defensive line creating pressure on the quarterback, and they have overcome injuries to their secondary before. As long as their pass rush remains strong, the Giants won’t be too limited to what they will do on defense.