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Giants Place Corey Webster On IR

by Anthony Olivetti
Dec 20, 2013 10:41 AM EST



The New York Giants announced that the team has placed veteran cornerback Corey Webster on injured reserve, ending his season.

Webster appeared in just four games this season. He played in the Giants’ first two games before a groin injury sidelined him for the next four. He returned and played the next two games before suffering an ankle injury which has sidelined him the last six weeks. It’s surprising that it took the Giants this long to give up on Webster’s season. But with all of the injuries they’ve dealt with this season, they must have been holding out hope that Webster could return and contribute at some point.

He wasn’t very effective when on the field this season. He played 170 snaps, registering 13 tackles with no interceptions and just one pass defense.

The cornerback is a nine-year veteran who turns 32 next March. He has spent all nine seasons with the G-men but will likely not be back next year. His six-year contract, signed in 2008, stipulates that his $1 million due in 2014 is voidable.

Coming off an injury shortened season at age 32 likely means Webster will be signed somewhere as a backup. He will certainly need to be at or close to 100 percent before drawing any interest on the open market.

In a corresponding move, the Giants signed WR Julian Talley from the practice squad. Talley is in his second year out of UMass and will likely serve as insurance in case Victor Cruz (concussion, knee) cannot go on Sunday.