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NY Giants Lose Safety Jabrill Peppers for the Season with Ruptured ACL

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On Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 the New York Giants announced that their veteran strong safety, Jabrill Peppers, has been lost for the remainder of the 2021 – 2022 NFL season. Apparently, Peppers has suffered severe ankle and knee injuries during the New York Giants’ Sunday afternoon victory over the Carolina Panthers with a final score of 25 to 3. This was just the New York Giants’ second win of the season as they currently hold an abysmal overall record of 2 and 5 so far over the course of the 2021 – 2022 season of the National Football League.

Peppers actually ruptured the ACL in his right knee during the 3rd - quarter of the New York Giants’ booming victory over the Carolina Panthers last Sunday. Jabrill also endured a high - ankle sprain last weekend, and he was placed on injured reserve list.

Jabrill is unbelievably now the 3rd New York Giants captain to land on the injured reserve list with a season - ending injury this year. Peppers now joins the New York Giants offensive lineman, Nick Gates, and their middle - linebacker Blake Martinez. Another one of the New York Giants’ captains in running back, Saquon Barkley, has also missed a couple of games as the team has been ultimately devastated by major injuries over the course of the last several weeks of games in the National Football League.

This is perhaps the worst possible way that Jabrill could have imagined that his NFL career with the New York Giants would come to an end. Peppers was playing the 2021 – 2022 NFL season on a 5th year option in correlation with his original rookie contract, and Jabrill is currently scheduled to become an NFL free agent at the end of this season.

The now 26 – year – old Peppers has recorded 30 tackles and a sack so far this year before it abruptly came to an end last Sunday, October 24th, 2021 against the Carolina Panthers. Jabrill was forced to miss a couple of games due to a hamstring injury, and Peppers had seen his playing time as well as his defensive role with the New York Giants drastically decline this year. Jabrill has presently fallen behind both the veteran Logan Ryan as well as the New York Giants’ 2nd - year player in Xavier McKinney in their safety rotation.

The New York Giants acquired Peppers along with 1st and 3rd - round draft picks back in 2019 via a trade that sent the former New York Giants superstar wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr., to the Cleveland Browns. His time with the New York “Football” Giants has been marred by various injuries which eventually ended up totaling 17 missed games over the course of 3 years.

Peppers, who is a native of New Jersey, was the 25th overall selection of the Cleveland Browns in the 1st - round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Jabrill played his NCAA college football at the University of Michigan where he had a fucking unbelievable 2016 – 20217 college football season as Peppers racked - up all sorts of awards, honors, and records that year.

In a major compilation of other roster moves, the New York Giants are signing defensive back J. R. Reed off of the Los Angeles Rams' practice squad, and the New York Giants are waiving wide receiver David Sills as well as cornerback Josh Jackson from their active roster. Unfortunately, the former New York Giants defensive tackle, Woodrow Hamilton, was also released off the practice squad earlier this week.

Media Statements

"I know the game means a lot to Pep," coach Joe Judge said on Monday. "He's a tremendous leader on this team and brings a lot to us in terms of production and just leadership on the field."

Jabrill Peppers’ Football Career Achievements, Honors, & Awards

  • Unanimous All - American in 2016
  • Heisman Trophy Finalist in 2016
  • Lott Trophy Winner in 2016
  • Paul Hornung Award in 2016
  • Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year in 2016
  • Big Ten Linebacker of the Year in 2016
  • 2 - Time First - Team All - Big Ten in 2015 & 2016
  • Rodgers - Dwight Return Specialist of the Year in 2016
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2015
  • Second - Team All - American in 2015
  • 2 - Time USA Today High School All - American in 2012 & 2013

Sources:

“New York Giants lose safety Jabrill Peppers for rest of season to ruptured ACL, high ankle sprain”, Jordan Raanan, espn.com, October 26, 2021.

“Jabrill Peppers”, pro-football-reference.com, October 27, 2021.


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