In Weeks 4 and 5 last year, Toney combined for 16 catches and 267 yards. In his other eight games he caught 23 passes for 153 yards. Toney's upside is what makes him draftable at all, but his injury history (he's been banged up already this offseason) and the question marks surrounding this offense means you shouldn't be drafting Toney before Round 10. Toney is more valuable in Dynasty leagues, where he's a WR4 with the upside to jump into the top 20 this season.
Toney (knee) will continue to garner a red/non-contact jersey during mandatory minicamp, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports. Toney underwent minor knee surgery earlier this offseason and wasn't able to participate in the team's OTAs. However, the arthroscopic surgery doesn't appear to be significant, and the 2021 first-round pick should be back to 100 percent by training camp. Toney finished his rookie campaign with 39 receptions on 57 targets for 420 yards, but he was sidelined for six of the final seven games of the season due to numerous injuries.
Toney underwent minor knee surgery earlier this offseason, but he is expected to be ready for training camp, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports. The 2021 first-round pick hasn't been participating in OTAs for good reason. While the arthroscopic surgery appears to be insignificant, Toney is not expected to participate in any offseason OTAs altogether. Rookie second-round pick Wan'Dale Robinson will likely be the biggest beneficiary in Toney's absence, but expect the Florida product to be ready to play once training camp rolls around.
Coach Brian Daboll said Thursday that Toney (undisclosed) and teammate Kenny Golladay (undisclosed) are participating in OTAs while wearing red jerseys at practice, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports. Toney was limited to 10 appearances as a rookie due to health issues, so while there's not yet any reason to consider his current undisclosed injury serious, it will be worth keeping an eye on his status. While Toney's practice reps remain dialed down, the primary beneficiary of increased opportunities could be rookie second-round pick Wan'Dale Robinson, who appears to be competing for a key role in the slot. With Golladay and Sterling Shepard (Achilles) also dealing with injury issues, fourth-year pro Darius Slayton could also see an uptick in work at practice.
Giants head coach Brian Daboll said Tuesday that he looks forward to working with Toney, who was the subject of trade rumors prior to the 2022 NFL Draft, Ryan Chichester of WFAN Sports Radio 66 New York reports. New York added second-round pick Wan'Dale Robinson to an already-deep wideout room, but they'll likely need help even if Toney has a big Year 2, considering Darius Slayton is in a contract year and coming off a poor season while Sterling Shepard works his way back from an Achilles tear. Meanwhile, Kenny Golladay missed 11 games for the Lions in 2020 and then managed only 521 yards in 14 games in his first season with the Giants. It's a situation that could allow Toney to emerge as Daniel Jones' favorite receiver, especially after recent reports suggested that the Giants listened to trade offers but never actually shopped the young wideout. Toney showed up to the voluntary offseason program a few days before the draft, after his absence early on created some headlines and perhaps fueled the trade rumors.
Toney (shoulder) was present for Monday's voluntary workout, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports. Per Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York, it's unclear if that was the original plan for Toney (who wasn't present for start of the team's voluntary offseason workouts last week), or if recent trade rumors may have factored into the wideout's decision to join in. With that in mind, Vacchiano adds that he's been told the Giants weren't actively shopping the 2021 first-rounder. Instead, Vacchiano indicates that the team has been willing to listen if other franchises called about the 23-year-old, though that approach applies to other players as well. In any case, Vacchiano notes that it doesn't appear that New York is inclined to sell low on a player that was drafted 20th overall just last year.
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|5||10/09||@Green Bay Packers||14||20.67|
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