Chris Canty returned to the practice field today. His return could be just at the right time. The Giants are hosting the Washington Redskins this Sunday, and will need to be prepared to stop Washington’s run game led by rookie Alfred Morris. Morris is fourth in the league in rushing yards and has been quite the surprise this season.
Canty last played football in last year’s Superbowl. He started this season on the PUP list because he did not heal as quickly as expected after off-season knee surgery. Canty brings veteran leadership to the defensive line and even more depth, that the Giants’ organization craves. If Canty can get on the field this week, there will be more fresh legs on the line to chase around the mobile Robert Griffin III.
One thing that is an issue, is which player will be cut or waived in order to make room for Canty. There are rumors floating that Da’Rel Scott who just had knee surgery yesterday, will be placed on IR. If that is not the case I would suggest, waiving Marvin Austin who has shown absolutely nothing and place him on the practice squad after he clears waivers. He could be claimed off waivers, but he has really not put anything on tape to make any teams desire his abilities, especially since he has played a very limited amount of football in three years.