Corey Webster is set to miss his fifth game of the 2013 season, as the New York Giants have ruled him out for Sunday's matchup against the Oakland Raiders.
Webster saw limited snaps the past two games, but missed four-straight prior to that with a lingering groin injury.
The unfortunate truth for Webster is that there has been little-to-no drop off since he has been replaced with Trumaine McBride. Prince Amukamara continues to improve each week and is now the team's undisputed No. 1 cornerback. Also, Terrell Thomas has come back from two ACL surgeries and has once again cemented himself as an integral part of the secondary.
This was supposed to be a bounce-back season for Webster after he suffered through the worst year of his career last season. Instead, 2013 has been its own kind of nightmare. Webster has been exposed and is no longer a valuable and irreplaceable commodity along the Giants' defense.
After back-to-back disappointing years, Webster's long life as a New York Giant is heading toward the light at the end of the tunnel. Next year would be Webster's 10th season in NFL, all of which have been spent in New York. He's had a long and successful career with the Giants, but they may be looking to move on at the end of the year. If New York can get Webster back for cheap, they may go that route, but his role on the team will be much smaller.
Keep an eye on the Giants' secondary in the second half of the season. Amukamara and Thomas have the opportunity to solidify themselves as two important aspects of the future Giants' defense.