New York Giants left tackle Will Beatty will not be activated from the physically unable to perform list and will miss the rest of the season due to a rotator cuff injury, the team announced Thursday.
Beatty tore a pectoral muscle in May, an injury that threatened to keep him out for this season. The Giants placed him on the PUP list with the hope of activating after he recovered from surgery to repair the tear. The deadline to activate players off the PUP list is Thursday.
The rotator cuff injury is not related to Beatty’s pectoral injury, head coach Tom Coughlin told reporters Thursday, but he will be forced to undergo another surgery.
Beatty has been the Giants’ starting left tackle since 2011 and only missed five games from 2011 to 2014. In his absence, rookie Erick Flowers has filled in on Eli Manning’s blind side.
Beatty has two years remaining on his contract, but the Giants can save $4.1 million on the salary cap by releasing him before next season, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.
- Dan Gartland