Giants defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence during training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Aug. 19. Credit: AP/Evan Pinkus
Dexter Lawrence will try to replace Jabrill Peppers this Sunday.
Certainly not in the secondary, although the 342-pound defensive lineman did volunteer his services there if he is needed. "I can play safety," he said confidently, with only the hint of a grin.
But with Peppers’ availability against the Rams not looking good — he missed a second straight practice with an ankle issue on Thursday — Lawrence is far better suited to help occupy a different role that Peppers’ absence vacates.