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Rams linebacker says Giants’ Perry Fewell coaches faking injuries

Perry Fewell

New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell looks on during rookie football mini-camp, Friday, April 30, 2010, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)


After two Giants players faked injuries on Monday night against the Rams, one Rams player says he knows where they got the idea: Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, who coaches players to fake an injury when they need time to get the right personell on the field.

Rams linebacker Bryan Kehl, who played for the Giants last year, says that Fewell tells his players to buy themselves free timeouts by faking injuries.

“Perry Fewell coaches that,” Kehl said, per Howard Balzer of The Sports Xchange and “He’s their DC [defensive coordinator]. He coaches that.”

Kehl’s comments could raise some eyebrows at the league office, which issued a memo in response to the Giants’ fake injuries saying “all those suspected of being involved in faking injuries will be summoned promptly to this office.”

So far, the Giants are taking the approach that the league can’t prove they were faking, so they won’t admit it. At the very least, Fewell should be put on the spot and asked how it is that two of his current players both faked injuries at the same time -- and one of his former players says that’s what he coaches.