The New York Giants got some bad news on Wednesday, as the team put starting fullback Jim Finn on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. Finn was the primary fullback for Tiki Barber the last few seasons, and now the combo will both be gone, with Finn on IR and Barber in the broadcast booth.
Finn had surgery on Monday after he hurt the shoulder in the offseason working out with the team. Finn was drafted by the Bears in the 7th round of the draft back in 1999. As for the fullback spot, Robert Douglas, a 6-foot-1, 237 pound backup is expected to take over for Finn.
Brandon Jacobs, who rushed for 423 yards as Barber’s backup last season, is bigger than Douglas, so he may play the position as well. Running back Reuben Droughns, who the team got from Cleveland in the offseason in a trade, has played fullback earlier in his career. Droughns though is expected to be the main ball carrier for New York, he is coming off a season in which he rushed for 758 yards with four TD’s.