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Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Osi’s path made a little clearer

Giants Rumors & News

Could we be headed for Winston Justice II Monday night when the New York Giants face the Atlanta Falcons?

Justice, you’ll remember, was the poor fill-in Eagles left tackle whom Osi Umenyiora victimized for six sacks on a Sunday night a couple of weeks ago.

Well, the Falcons face a similar situation Monday. They just found out that they will be without 14-year veteran left tackle Wayne Gandy for the rest of the season. Gandy tore an anterior cruciate ligament last weekend against Tennessee.

In Gandy’s place will be a rookie undrafted free agent, Renardo Foster.

Having seen what Umenyiora did to Justice, you would have to think Atlanta Coach Bobby Petrino will give Foster help on Monday night — something Eagles Coach Andy Reid didn’t do for Justice.

Still, though, it’s an injury that should bode well for Umenyiora and the Giants pass rush.

(– Ed Valentine is an award-winning columnist and former sports editor of two daily newspapers. His work can be found at Valentine’s Views and Big Blue …

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