ESPN New York "New York Giants defensive end Robert Ayers tore a pectoral muscle in Sunday's loss to Jacksonville and will miss the remainder of the season, according to a source close to the situation. Ayers had five sacks this year in limited playing time, tying him with Jason Pierre-Paul for the team lead..." December 03
NFL.com "The New York Giants are adding a veteran defensive lineman to help make up for the loss of Justin Tuck. The team announced it signed defensive end Robert Ayers on Wednesday. Fox Sports reported the deal was a two-year agreement. Ayers, 28, was selected in the first round by the Denver..." April 02
On this call, Elway has several times reiterated that Robert Ayers is the starting right DE. Shaun Phillips will have role in nickel.