- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 6, 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Giants linebacker Jonathan Goff will miss the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Goff, in his fourth season with the Giants out of Vanderbilt, suffered the injury during Mondays practice. He had 80 tackles and one sack last season, as the Giants finished 10-6.

Last week, the Giants lost backup linebacker Clint Sintim to a season-ending knee injury, and all told, they’ve lost five key members of the defense for the season since training camp opened.

New York opens the season against the Washington Redskins on Sunday.