Giants' linebacker David Mayo taking advantage of extended opportunity

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Giants' linebacker David Mayo taking advantage of extended opportunity
Giants' linebacker David Mayo taking advantage of extended opportunity

Then, the injury dominoes started to fall. In Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tae Davis suffered a concussion and Alec Ogletree pulled a hamstring. It was emergency time and Mayo was on the field for seven defensive snaps. In Week 4, Mayo started and played 34 snaps. Ryan Connelly blew out his his knee in that game and Mayo has played 65 and 57 snaps the past two games. Mayo has 29 tackles, a half-sack and a quarterback hit in those three games. His Pro Football Focus run defense grade third-highest on the Giants behind Dexter Lawrence and Grant Haley. “Instant respect” Defensive coordinator James Bettcher quickly gained an appreciation for the 26-year-old Mayo. “The first thing that

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