Sam Beal has yet to play a single game for the New York Giants since being selected in the third round of the NFL Supplemental Draft a year ago. And from the way things sound, there could be a chance that Beal continues to not see the field in 2019.
Thus far, Beal has yet to see any action in training camp and in the preseason due to a hamstring injury, and has fallen far behind the depth chart.
When Giants head coach Pat Shurmur was asked if Beal would even make the 53-man roster for the 2019 season, Shurmur didn’t sound too positive about a spot on the team for Beal.
“We’re just going to have to see where he is physically. We drafted him for a reason. We would like to see him be on our team. We’ll just see where he’s at, and then we’ll make a decision at the 53 (man roster),” Shurmur told reporters on Tuesday. “It’s something we’re going to have to evaluate as we go forward. He’s getting healthier by the day. It’s just unfortunate that we haven’t been able to see him do much. But unfortunately, that’s the way it is sometimes.”
Beal was supposed to enter the 2019 season as a part of the new depth for the Giants at the cornerback position, but now there’s a chance that he may not even be on the team for this upcoming season.
If the injuries continue for Beal, the team could simply decide to put him back on season-ending injured reserve, especially if he doesn’t appear in the preseason. Or, they could put him on temporary injured reserve if they feel like they can get him back in the middle of the season — but he’d have to make the initial 53-man roster for either of those options.
But that’s only if Beal can actually get himself on the field. Whether he can or not remains to be seen and at this point, the outlook for that doesn’t look that great.