Top Giants News

  • Giants' Rod Smith: Receives 12 touches

    Smith carried 10 times for 42 yards and caught both his targets for an additional eight yards during Friday's 32-13 preseason win over the Bears.

    Smith started with the first-team offense with Saquon Barkley resting, finishing with a respectable 4.2 yards per carry. The majority of his production came on a 17-yard gain, and his meager production as a receiver wasn't enough to really catch the eye. Smith is a reliable backup option behind Barkley, but he's unlikely to have a large role regardless of how he performs in the preseason.

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  • Giants' TJ Jones: Makes touchdown catch versus Bears

    Jones caught three of his four targets for 32 yards and a touchdown during Friday's 32-13 preseason win over the Bears.

    Jones led the team in targets and helped them surge ahead with a 15-yard touchdown catch courtesy of Daniel Jones in the second quarter. It was his first notable contribution since joining the team a few weeks ago and a boon to his case to make the team as it struggles with attrition in the wideout ranks. Jones should have another chance to contribute Thursday against the Bengals.

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  • Giants' Daniel Jones: Impresses in win over Bears

    Jones completed 11 of 14 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown during Friday's preseason win over the Bears. He also lost a fumble.

    Jones got off to an inauspicious start as he relieved Eli Manning for the team's second drive, which ended with his fumble in the red zone. He picked it up after that point, however, and completed 79 percent of his passes while connecting with TJ Jones for a 15-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Jones has been rather impressive during his two preseason outings and will look to continue his ascent Thursday against the Bengals.

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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Won't play Friday

    Slayton (hamstring) will not suit up for Friday's preseason game against the Bears, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

    Slayton returned to practice this week after missing most of training camp due to a hamstring injury, but is not yet ready to take the field. The rookie fifth-round pick will continue working to get fully healthy. The Giants are also holding out Sterling Shepard (thumb) and Evan Engram, leaving plentiful target opportunities on the table for Cody Latimer, Bennie Fowler, Russell Shepard and other depth wideouts.

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  • Giants' Evan Engram: Taking seat Friday

    Engram isn't expected to suit up for Friday's preseason game versus the Bears, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

    Engram has been held out of both Giants exhibitions to date due to a coach's decision, a tread that may extend through the team's final two games of August. On the other side of the coin, he tended to a hamstring injury during the offseason program, so coach Pat Shurmur likely wants to avoid an unnecessary injury to one of his top skill-position players. Look for Rhett Ellison and Scott Simonson to get the first crack at TE reps Friday.

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  • Giants' Saquon Barkley: Not suiting up Friday

    Barkley won't play in Friday's preseason game against the Bears, Kimberly Jones of NFL Network reports.

    For the second exhibition in a row, Barkley will remain on the sideline. There's little for him to prove anyway, but the Giants likely want him to get some in-game reps before the start of the regular season. His next opportunity to do so comes next Thursday in Cincinnati.

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  • Giants' Isaiah Searight: Sent to IR

    Searight (hamstring) was reverted to the Giants' injured reserve Wednesday, per the NFL's official transaction page.

    Seawright has been dealing with a hamstring injury, and the severity is unclear. The Fordham product will remain on IR with the Giants barring an injury settlement with the team.

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  • Giants' Johnny Townsend: Headed to Big Apple

    Townsend was claimed off waivers by the Giants on Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

    Townsend was recently waived by the Raiders on Tuesday and didn't have to wait long to find a new team. The Florida product will now battle incumbent Riley Dixon for the starting punter job in 2019.

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  • Giants' Paul Perkins: Third back on depth chart

    Perkins is listed as the No. 3 running back on the Giants' unofficial depth chart.

    After Perkins worked ahead of Wayne Gallman during the offseason program, the former has been jumped by the latter in training camp and through one preseason game. Having said that, Gallman picked up a sore foot in that contest, which could be enough for Perkins to regain some standing in the backfield. Perkins didn't show much in the first exhibition, turning four carries into nine yards and two receptions (on three targets) into eight yards while playing 24 of 62 offensive snaps.

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  • Giants' Sam Beal: Likely to sit Friday

    Beal (hamstring) is expected to remain sidelined for Friday's preseason game against the Bears, Ryan Dunleavy of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    Beal is managing a lingering hamstring injury. The second-year cornerback is working to earn a key role in New York's secondary, and will focus on getting fully healthy.

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  • Giants' Deandre Baker: Unlikely to play Friday

    Baker (knee) is expected to sit out Friday's preseason game against the Bears, Ryan Dunleavy of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    Baker is nursing a knee sprain and expected to miss several weeks, so his lack of availability is unsurprising. The rookie first-round pick will focus on getting fully healthy for the regular season.

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  • Giants' Alec Ogletree: Unlikely for Friday

    Ogletree (calf) is expected to miss Friday's preseason game against the Bears, Ryan Dunleavy of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    Ogletree suffered a strained calf during last week's preseason tilt against the Jets. The Giants are likely to take a cautious approach to Ogletree's recovery, given the importance of his presence in the team's linebacker corps.

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  • Giants' Eli Manning: Has support from up top

    Giants owner John Mara said Tuesday that he hopes Manning will play well enough to keep Daniel Jones off the field all season, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports. "I hope Eli has a great year and Daniel [Jones] never sees the field." Mara said. "But again, at the end of the day, that's going to be a decision by the head coach as to when, or if, Daniel winds up playing this year."

    Team leadership seems to be on the same page about giving Jones a redshirt year, though Mara acknowledges the possibility it won't actually play out that way. The rookie was sharp in the preseason opener, completing each of his five passes for 67 yards and a touchdown. Manning remains on track for the Week 1 start, but his leash will be shorter if Jones continues to thrive in exhibitions. Meanwhile, the Giants have a clear weakness at wide receiver, with Corey Coleman (knee) out for the season and Golden Tate suspended for the first four contests. Cody Latimer and Bennie Fowler lead a large group of wideouts competing for snaps behind Sterling Shepard.

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  • Giants' Jake Powell: Picked up by Giants

    Powell signed with the Giants on Tuesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

    Powell will be competing for a depth role at tight end with a plethora of other candidates. He will need to make an impression right away in order to have any chance at landing on the team's 53-man roster. The Monmouth product's only NFL experience was on the Saints' practice squad last season.

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2018 Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 103.1
(24th)
275.3
(9th)
356.1
(17th)
Def. 118.6
(20th)
264.3
(22nd)
371.4
(24th)

Injuries

Player Injury
G. Tate WR Golden Tate WR Suspension
S. Shepard WR Sterling Shepard WR Thumb
A. Ogletree OLB Alec Ogletree OLB Calf
U. Unga LB Uani' Unga LB Undisclosed
B. Golden WR Brittan Golden WR Groin

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