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Prince Amukamara | Defensive Back

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/6/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 207
College: Nebraska
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Speaking Tuesday, Giants coach Tom Coughlin confirmed RCB Prince Amukamara (torn biceps) is done for the season.
He'll undergo surgery, and be stashed on injured reserve. It's a crippling blow for the fading Giants, severely weakening one of their only obvious strengths. Injury plagued his first two years in the league, Amukamara hadn't missed a game since 2012. Still only 25, Amukamara is under contract for $6.898 million next season. Despite the injury, he'll be a candidate for an offseason contract extension. Tue, Nov 4, 2014 02:13:00 PM

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Giants RCB Prince Amukamara exited Monday night's Week 9 game against the Colts with a torn biceps.

He'll likely require season-ending surgery and soon head to injured reserve. With Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie already playing through back and hamstring injuries and Walter Thurmond III lost for the season, the Giants' once-deep cornerback group will turn to Zack Bowman opposite DRC.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 09:29:00 PM

Giants RCB Prince Amukamara said his groin strain isn't serious, and he could have returned to Saturday night's preseason game against the Colts.

Amukamara added that "heck yeah" he'll be ready for the Week 1 opener against the Lions. Expect him to miss some practice time this week just to play it smart. We'll consider him day-to-day. Injuries have been a cause for concern for Amukamara since he was selected 19th overall in the 2011 draft.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 11:03:00 AM

Giants CB Prince Amukamara exited Saturday night's preseason game against the Colts with a groin strain and will not return.

Veteran Zack Bowman is the next man up at cornerback for the Giants opposite Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. The Giants have a much deeper secondary heading into this season. Amukamara's injury isn't believed to be serious.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 07:52:00 PM

Prince Amukamara has yet to have long-term talks with the Giants.

Amukamara has emerged as an above-average player, but there should be little rush for the G-Men. Amukamara had trouble staying healthy before 2013, and is under team control for a modest total of $7.93 million over the next two seasons. He'll be positioned for a big payday if he equals or bests his 2013 this season.
Tue, May 13, 2014 06:58:00 PM

Giants exercised CB Prince Amukamara's fifth-year club option for 2015.

The $6.898 million option is only guaranteed for serious injury and doesn't prevent the Giants from negotiating a long-term deal. Therefore, it was a relatively easy decision considering Amukamara's status as an above-average, every-down corner entering his age-25 season. He'll pair with free agent pickup Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to give the Giants a strong duo for the next two seasons.
Thu, May 1, 2014 11:59:00 AM

The Giants haven't decided whether to exercise CB Prince Amukamara's fifth-year option for 2015.

Amukamara would cost roughly $7.93 million over the next two seasons. While he hasn't established himself as a franchise player, there's not much downside in the Giants picking up the option and keeping open discussions about a long-term deal. Amukamara had 85 tackles and two forced fumbles last year in his first full season as a starter, but has managed just three career interceptions.
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 03:08:00 PM

Giants RCB Prince Amukamara is not expected to shadow Calvin Johnson on Sunday.

Amukamara has been the Giants' top corner this season with Corey Webster missing most of the year. The Giants play sides. Trumaine McBride handles the left side, while Terrell Thomas mans the slot. Megatron will get some work against all three. In a must-win situation, Johnson could have a huge game.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 09:10:00 AM

Giants RCB Prince Amukamara (concussion) has been cleared for Week 2.

Amukamara passed his concussion tests Friday and returned to a full practice. He'll start opposite Corey Webster in Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 05:06:00 PM

Giants RCB Prince Amukamara (concussion) returned to a full practice Friday.

Amukamara did not participate at all on Wednesday or Thursday. He appears to have been cleared and will likely suit up against the Broncos on Sunday. The Giants are going to need all the help they can get against Peyton Manning.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 12:12:00 PM

Giants RCB Prince Amukamara (concussion) could be cleared to practice later this week.

Amukamara did some running on the side Wednesday. He's still looking questionable for Week 2. The Giants are currently using Aaron Ross at right cornerback.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 01:12:00 PM

Giants RCB Prince Amukamara was removed from Sunday night's game due to a concussion.

Amukamara will now need to pass the NFL's concussion protocol before returning to practice. The Giants will be forced to go with Aaron Ross at right cornerback in his absence.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:21:00 PM

Giants CB Prince Amukamara left Sunday night's game in the second quarter with an apparent head injury.

Amukamara and Ryan Mundy were involved in a scary head-to-head collision at the end of the first half. Both are being evaluated for possible concussions and are questionable to return.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:03:00 PM

Giants DC Perry Fewell says third-year CB Prince Amukamara's "skill set is much improved."

It's the first time in Amukamara's career that he has been a full participant in OTAs and minicamp. He missed his first offseason due to the lockout, and he then battled an array of injuries last spring. Amukamara now has lofty goals for himself. "I really want to be the No. 1 corner on this team," he said. "As soon as I establish myself as the No. 1 corner [on the team], then hopefully just become the No. 1 corner in the whole league." Amukamara is locked into the starting right corner spot opposite Corey Webster.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 04:19:00 PM

Giants CB Prince Amukamara re-injured his hamstring in last Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Ravens.

Amukamara originally suffered the injury in Week 14 against the Saints, and it forced him to miss one game. He went into the Baltimore game sore, but said he was good enough to go. Amukamara felt the hamstring "grab" while attempting to cover Torrey Smith on a go route, and an MRI on Monday revealed that the injury extended further down his leg. The 2011 first-round pick is not expected to play this week after being a "DNP" in practice on Wednesday and Thursday. Amukamara has played in just 19 of a possible 31 regular season games in his two seasons.
Source: Newsday
Thu, Dec 27, 2012 09:27:00 PM