Tate (calf) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Cowboys, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. Tate's two seasons with the Giants have been injury-plagued, and the result has been his two lowest receiving-yardage campaigns (388 this season, 676 in 2019) since his second year in the league back in 2011. He has cap hits of $10.9 million next season and $8.4 million in 2022, so the team has a difficult decision to make due to the dead money charge incurred if they opt to move on from the 32-year-old wide receiver. Ultimately, Tate's contract may be easier to stomach for the Giants with a cost-controlled starting quarterback on the roster in 2019 first-round pick Daniel Jones.
Tate (calf) is listed as doubtful heading into Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. The veteran wideout looks poised to sit out as the Giants fight for their postseason lives Sunday at MetLife Stadium. If the 32-year-old is in fact sidelined for a second straight game, the Giants would likely turn to Dante Pettis, Austin Mack and C.J. Board for added opportunities alongside starters Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton in three-receiver sets.
Tate (calf) was a non-participant at practice Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. Tate picked up a calf injury in practice last week, which sidelined him for a Week 16 loss in Baltimore. According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com, Tate worked out with the training staff on the side for a second session in a row Thursday. Due to his lack of practice reps so far this week, Tate seems to be poised for a second straight absence and fourth of the campaign Sunday against the Cowboys. If he's unable to play, reps will open up at wide receiver for Dante Pettis, Austin Mack and C.J. Board behind Sterling Shepard (rib) and Darius Slayton.
Tate (calf) will work off to the side with the Giants' training staff during Wednesday's practice, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Ranaan suggests that the Giants don't appear "overly optimistic" about Tate's chances of suiting up Sunday against the Cowboys. If Tate remains out this weekend, Dante Pettis and Austin Mack would be candidates for added snaps at receiver alongside top options Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton.
Tate (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Baltimore, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. Tate was held out of practice Thursday and Friday after injuring his calf during Wednesday's session. His absence likely means Sterling Shepard will see more work from the slot, which isn't necessarily a good thing against a Baltimore defense that often uses CB Marlon Humphrey to defend the middle of the field. Austin Mack and C.J. Board are the top candidates to get WR snaps alongside Shepard and Darius Slayton in three-wide formations.
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