Posted August 25, 2013

Report: New York Giants starting safety Stevie Brown has torn ACL

(Al Bello/Getty Images)

Fourth-year Giants safety Stevie Brown finished second in the NFL last season with eight interceptions. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

New York Giants starting safety Stevie Brown tore his ACL during Saturday’s preseason game against the Jets, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting.

Brown, a 26-year-old entering his fourth NFL season, had to be helped off the field during the first quarter on Saturday night after suffering the injury on a Geno Smith interception.

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After being released by both the Raiders and Colts, Brown broke out with the Giants last season, finishing second in the NFL with eight interceptions. He was expected to start alongside strong safety Antrel Rolle.

Fifth-year pro Ryan Mundy and Tyler Sash, a sixth-round pick in 2011, are listed as the backup safeties on the team’s depth chart.

No. 3 cornerback Jayron Hosley was also injured during Saturday’s game, suffering a sprained ankle.

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as a redskins fan i saw this guy come out of nowhere and ball all year. 7 ints returned for over 300 yards and solid against the run. one of my favorite out of nowhere players in a long time. wish him all the best and a speedy recovery. 

all the knee injuries seem more and more like they have to be connected to the new rule changes to eliminate concussions. ive had both an acl tear on the field and concussions and id rather risk concussions over a shredded knee. the problem with the rule change is that football is inherently physical. defensive players role is to knock down offensive players. their just changing the target area.