New York Giants

Stadium: MetLife Stadium | Coach: Pat Shurmur
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense24th87.7 (25th)231.7 (17th)
Defense15th111.3 (18th)232.0 (13th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
24Apple, Eli CB6-12038/9/19953Ohio State
55Armstrong, Ray-Ray LB6-32353/5/19916Miami (FL)
26Barkley, Saquon RB6-02332/7/1997RPenn State
53Barwin, Connor LB6-425510/15/198610Cincinnati
13Beckham, Odell WR5-1120011/5/19925LSU
67Brown, Evan C6-23059/16/1996RSMU
59Carter, Lorenzo LB6-525212/10/1995RGeorgia
36Chandler, Sean DB5-102004/27/1996RTemple
15Clay, Kaelin WR5-101951/2/19924Utah
 Coley, Stacy WR6-01955/13/19942Miami (FL)
21Collins, Landon DB6-02221/10/19944Alabama
58Davis, Tae LB6-02228/14/1996RTennessee-Chattanooga
51DeOssie, Zak LS6-52505/24/198412Brown
38Deayon, Donte' CB5-91591/28/19942Boise State
9Dixon, Riley P6-52278/24/19933Syracuse
99Edwards, Mario DE6-32801/25/19944Florida State
85Ellison, Rhett TE6-525410/3/19887USC
88Engram, Evan TE6-32409/2/19942Ole Miss
74Flowers, Ereck T6-63344/25/19944Miami (FL)
22Gallman, Wayne RB6-021710/1/19942Clemson
93Goodson, B.J. LB6-12435/29/19933Clemson
73Greco, John T6-53163/24/198511Toledo
30Hamilton, Antonio CB6-01901/24/19933South Carolina State
98Harrison, Damon DT6-335511/29/19887William Penn
71Hernandez, Will G6-23359/2/1995RUTEP
95Hill, B.J. DT6-33034/20/1995RNorth Carolina State
20Jenkins, Janoris DB5-1019010/29/19887North Alabama
78Jenkins, John DT6-33277/11/19896Georgia
33Jordan, Mike CB6-120010/21/19923Missouri Western State
12Latimer, Cody WR6-221710/10/19925Indiana
17Lauletta, Kyle QB6-322111/27/1995RRichmond
10Manning, Eli QB6-52181/3/198115Ole Miss
96Martin, Kareem LB6-62632/19/19925North Carolina
90McIntosh, RJ DT6-42836/2/1996RMiami (FL)
29Moore, Kam CB5-1120010/1/1996RBoston College
52Ogletree, Alec LB6-22549/25/19916Georgia
70Omameh, Patrick G6-532212/29/19896Michigan
35Penny, Elijhaa RB6-22348/17/19932Idaho
28Perkins, Paul RB5-1121311/16/19943UCLA
77Pulley, Spencer C6-43084/4/19933Vanderbilt
35Riley, Curtis CB6-02037/18/19924Fresno State
2Rosas, Aldrick K6-323312/30/19942Southern Oregon
87Shepard, Sterling WR5-102032/10/19933Oklahoma
81Shepard, Russell WR6-11999/17/19906LSU
82Simonson, Scott TE6-52614/13/19924Assumption
76Solder, Nate T6-83204/12/19888Colorado
28Stewart, Jonathan RB5-102453/21/198711Oregon
57Stupar, Nate LB6-22403/14/19886Penn State
3Tanney, Alex QB6-320911/11/19873Monmouth (Ill.)
31Thomas, Michael DB5-101963/17/19905Stanford
94Tomlinson, Dalvin DT6-33182/28/19942Alabama
54Vernon, Olivier LB6-227010/7/19907Miami (FL)
23Webb, B.W. DB5-111885/3/19905William & Mary
63Wheeler, Chad T6-73171/19/19942USC
72Wynn, Kerry DE6-52632/12/19915Richmond
Injured Players
57Armbrister, Thurston (IR) LB6-223912/25/19923Miami (FL)
 Beal, Sam (IR) DB6-11808/30/1996RWestern Michigan
61Becton, Nick (IR) T6-53282/11/19904Virginia Tech
65Gates, Nick (IR) G6-531211/27/1995RNebraska
75Halapio, Jon (IR) G6-33176/23/19912Florida
60Sokoli, Kristjan (IR) DT6-52979/24/19912Buffalo
27Thompson, Darian (IR) DB6-22119/22/19933Boise State
47Unga, Uani' (IR) LB6-123312/28/19872Brigham Young
79Williams, Jordan (IR) LB6-42623/23/19931Tennessee
 Williams, Jalen (IR) WR6-3205//RMassachusetts
Practice Squad
80Davis, Jawill WR6-01974/6/1995RBethune-Cookman
47Dickerson, Garrett TE6-224412/30/1995RNorthwestern
 Eligwe, Ukeme LB6-22394/27/19942Georgia Southern
34Haley, Grant DB5-91851/6/1996RPenn State
 Martin, Robert RB5-112109/4/1995RRutgers
 Mihalik, Brian T6-93158/21/19923Boston College
91Moss, Avery LB6-32699/16/19942Youngstown State
27Pressley, Jhurrell RB5-111985/20/19921New Mexico
84Russell, Alonzo WR6-42109/29/19921Toledo
66Salako, Victor T6-631611/4/19931Oklahoma State
Suspended Players
97Mauro, Josh DE6-62902/17/19915Stanford
 
 
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Position Listing
Nate Solder
News
Solder (leg) started at left tackle in Friday's preseason victory over the Lions.

Solder appears to be back at full strength as he played 26 offensive snaps Friday, so the Giants expect to have their starting left tackle for Week 3 of the preseason and beyond.

RJ McIntosh
No Updates
Riley Dixon
News
Dixon was traded from the Broncos to the Giants for a 2019 conditional seventh-round pick, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

When former Raiders' punter Marquette King signed with the Broncos, it was almost certain Dixon would be traded. Dixon accrued 162 punts over his first two seasons and averaged 45.7 yards per punt with 51 landing inside the 20.

Tae Davis
News
Davis is absent from the Giants' injury report Wednesday.

Davis missed the first two games of the 2018 season due to a hamstring injury but appears to have gotten healthy. The depth linebacker will work to suit up against the Texans on Sunday, and serve as a special teams option and backup inside linebacker.

Curtis Riley
News
Riley (hamstring) was a full participant in Sunday's practice, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Riley suffered a hamstring injury nearly two weeks ago during practice, but it appears the long recovery time has helped him get back to full strength. Expect Riley, who was operating as the starting free safety in Sunday's practice, to be back for Friday's preseason game against the Lions.

Kerry Wynn
News
Wynn re-signed with the Giants on Monday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Wynn's one-year deal will keep the Richmond native in New York for at least the 2018 season. Although he serves primarily as a backup, the Giants feel comfortable with the 27-year-old's versatility to play both inside and outside. With a new defensive scheme and switch to an attacking 3-4 defense, New York will need all the help it can get from a deep front seven.

Dalvin Tomlinson
News
Tomlinson made 50 tackles (30 solo), one sack and accounted for one pass defensed in 16 games during his rookie campaign in 2017.

The Giants' 2017 second-rounder made at least one tackle in all but one game for the team as a rookie. The defensive line was one of the lone bright spots for the Giants in 2017, as the unit also includes Jason Pierre-Paul, Damon Harrison and Olivier Vernon. Tomlinson has three years remaining on his contract with the Giants and he projects to once again start at defensive tackle alongside Harrison in 2018.

Paul Perkins
News
Perkins (pectoral) cleared waivers Friday, reverting to the Giants reserve/non-football injury list in the process, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Although he remains with the Giants organization, Perkins doesn't count on the 90-man roster. Coach Pat Shurmur spoke of the importance of that spot, telling Michael Eisen of the team's official site, "We wanted the roster spot." Only moments before, Shurmur relayed Perkins will require a "significant" amount of time to recover from surgery on his left pectoral. While Perkins focuses on rehab, rookie Saquon Barkley will aim to lock down a workhorse role, despite the presence of free-agent pickup Jonathan Stewart and second-year back Wayne Gallman.

Mario Edwards
News
Edwards isn't guaranteed to make the Oakland roster ahead of the 2018 season, Jerry McDonald of the East Bay Times reports.

Edwards has missed 18 games in three seasons since Oakland made him a second-round selection in 2015. Even when healthy, the Florida State product hasn't provided the type of impact the team likely expected from him, notching just 5.5 sacks and 71 tackles in 30 games. The Raiders could save over $1.2 million in cap space by letting him go, though the team would likely need to feel very comfortable with offseason defensive end pickups Frostee Rucker and Tank Carradine to do so.

Garrett Dickerson
No Updates
Damon Harrison
News
Harrison (undisclosed) is expected to return to practice Saturday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Harrison has been sidelined for the last several practices due to an undisclosed injury. The injury does not appear to be serious given the Giants' willingness to throw him back onto the field this quickly. Harrison ranks as one of the league's best interior defensive linemen and figures to be a catalyst for the Giants' defensive front again in 2018.

Antonio Hamilton
News
Hamilton won't return to Sunday's game against Houston after suffering a groin injury.

Hamilton suffered his injury early on in the first quarter of Sunday's game. His exit leaves the team with three healthy cornerbacks. Look for Janoris Jenkins, Donte Deayon and B.W. Webb to see significant work the rest of the way.

Injury
Groin - Questionable for Week 4 vs. New Orleans
Eli Apple
News
Apple (groin) was officially ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Apple was unable to practice Wednesday and Thursday after suffering the groin injury Sunday night against the Cowboys, so him being unable to play is unsurprising. B.W. Webb and Donte Deayon should see increased roles with Apple sidelined versus Houston.

Injury
Groin - Inactive for Week 3 at Houston
Victor Salako
No Updates
Spencer Pulley
News
Pulley (knee) logged a full practice Wednesday.

With the full session, Pulley is on track to play Saturday against the Chiefs, barring a setback. The center has yet to miss a game this season while anchoring the Chargers' offensive line.

Evan Brown
Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 3 at Houston
No Updates
Ray-Ray Armstrong
News
Armstrong made 10 tackles (five solo) and forced one fumble in five games with the Giants during the 2017 regular season.

Armstrong spent his first 10 contests of the regular season in San Francisco, where he racked up 54 tackles (39 solo), one sack, two passes defensed, two interceptions and one forced fumble before being released in late November. The Giants primarily used Armstrong on special teams, but he finally saw more than 20 defensive snaps in each of the team's final two games of the season. If Armstrong is able to make the final roster in 2018, he'd once again provide depth at outside linebacker.

Stacy Coley
News
Coley could have an opportunity to be active for Sunday's matchup with the Texans after Kaelin Clay (ankle) was ruled out, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Coley was claimed off of waivers by the Giants on Wednesday after being released by the Vikings earlier in the week. Although he's still likely learning the system, the second-year pro could suit up for the contest considering the Giants would only have four active wideouts without him.

Kaelin Clay
News
Clay (undisclosed) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Clay suffered an ankle injury during the team's loss to Dallas, but the reason for his being sidelined during Week 3 remains undisclosed. In Clay's absence, Odell Beckham or Sterling Shepard could see work returning punts against the Texans on Sunday.

Injury
Undisclosed - Inactive for Week 3 at Houston
Kristjan Sokoli
News
Sokoli suffered a knee injury during Thursday's preseason game against the Browns, Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com reports.

Sokoli played only three defensive snaps prior to sustaining the injury. The 26-year-old could also serve as an interior offensive lineman, but his likeliest path to a roster spot remains as a reserve defensive lineman.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Patrick Omameh
News
Omameh signed a contract with the Giants on Friday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

Omameh has played in 53 regular-season games (with 44 starts) for the Buccaneers, Bears and Jaguars since going undrafted out of Michigan in 2013. He should be in competition for a starting job at guard after the Giants failed to lure in Andrew Norwell, who was the top available guard in this year's class of free agents.

Connor Barwin
News
Barwin (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice and will play in Sunday's game against the Texans.

Barwin's practiced reps escalated throughout the week, as he was limited Thursday and then ultimately able to go through a full session Friday. He will now enter the weekend without an injury designation, so expect the linebacker to be a full go in Houston.

Michael Thomas
News
The Giants signed Thomas to a two-year contract Monday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Thomas totaled 27 tackles (16 solo) and one pass defensed in 13 games for the Dolphins last season. The 29-year-old is likely to serve as a veteran depth option in the secondary for the Giants and could also contribute on special teams.

John Greco
News
The Giants re-signed Greco to a contract Wednesday.

The terms of Greco's deal aren't known, but the Giants saw enough from the veteran guard in his month and a half with the team last season to justify extending his contract. With Weston Richburg and Justin Pugh set to become free agents this offseason, the 32-year-old Greco could merit consideration for a starting role on the interior of the offensive line, though his age likely renders him a stopgap solution. Greco's prior history with new Giants head coach Pat Shurmur, who the veteran played under during previous stints with the Rams and Browns, should help Greco's cause for seeing regular snaps in 2018.

Janoris Jenkins
News
Jenkins was a full participant in Friday's practice.

Jenkins left practice due to a family matter earlier this week, but his return to practice Friday seems to indicate that the cornerback's Week 2 status is not in jeopardy. Expect Jenkins to suit up against the Cowboys on Sunday.

Jordan Williams
News
Williams (hip/shoulder) was waived/injured by the Giants on Sunday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

Williams was unlikely to make the roster regardless of his injury status. The 25-year-old appeared in just one game for the Giants last season.

Injury
Hip - Injured Reserve
Odell Beckham
News
Beckham secured four of nine targets for 51 yards during Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Cowboys.

The Giants wanted to get Beckham the ball early and often, but quarterback Eli Manning massively struggled to find enough time in the pocket to consistently deliver the receiver a clean pass. Even when Manning did get a chance to lock and load, his accuracy left much to be desired, and Beckham's stat line was one of the biggest victims to be hit. Beckham owners can nonetheless take solace in the fact he ultimately led all Giants wideouts in targets by a comfortable margin, but it's crucial to keep in mind that it could prove difficult for Beckham to realize his massive potential on a weekly basis if he continues to see low-quality looks.

Nate Stupar
News
Stupar agreed a to a contract with the Giants on Tuesday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Stupar was released by the Saints Tuesday, but it did not take long for the Giants to scoop him up. The special teams' stud tore his ACL last season, but ultimately fought his way back to earn a spot on the Saints' 53-man roster. While that was ultimately short-lived, he made enough of an impression to earn another shot with the Giants. He will presumably provide depth at linebacker, while focusing primarily on special teams.

Evan Engram
News
Engram will undergo an MRI on his knee Monday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Engram limped off the field in the second quarter of Sunday's 27-22 win in Houston and wasn't seen for the remainder of the contest. During post-game media availability, he relayed that he "didn't feel right" and "couldn't go" after picking up the knee injury. If he misses any time, the Giants will turn to Rhett Ellison at tight end.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 4 vs. New Orleans
Jalen Williams
Injury
Chad Wheeler
News
Wheeler will start at right tackle in Sunday's game versus the Texans, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Wheeler will start over Ereck Flowers, who has struggled in pass protection through two games this season. It'll be a tough matchup Sunday with a pass rush that features J.J. Watt.

Jonathan Stewart
News
Stewart carried the ball twice for one yard in Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Cowboys.

Stewart logged just five offensive snaps -- the same amount as fellow backup Wayne Gallman -- Sunday night, and while he outpaced Gallman in carries two to one, Gallman recorded one catch for 11 yards out of the backfield. Regardless, given the high usage of rookie star Saquon Barkley, there doesn't appear to be much of a role for either Stewart or Gallman in the backfield at this time.

Darian Thompson
News
Thompson (hamstring) was waived by the Giants with an injury settlement Friday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Thompson, a 2016 third-round pick, played in all 16 games for the Giants in 2017, recording 61 total tackles and one interception. He cleared waivers when originally released on Sep. 1, but he may find an opportunity with another team should injuries arise once he's back at full health.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 4 vs. New Orleans
Robert Martin
News
Martin was waived by the Giants on Wednesday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

Martin was one of five running backs to make the Giants' initial 53-man roster, but he didn't last long once the team needed to clear room for linebacker Nate Stupar, who was recently let go by the Saints. The undrafted rookie will now return to the free-agent market if he passes through waivers unclaimed.

Ukeme Eligwe
News
Eligwe (foot) totaled three tackles (all solo) while playing 24 defensive and five special teams snaps in Friday's preseason game against the Falcons.

Eligwe is taking aim at a 53-man roster spot as a reserve at middle linebacker again after appearing in 14 games in that role last season. The second-year linebacker likely sits in good position to do so, assuming his foot issue is behind him.

Ereck Flowers
News
Flowers won't start at right tackle for Sunday's game against the Texans, Pat Leonard of New York Daily News reports.

The 2015 first-round pick will be replaced by second-year undrafted pro Chad Wheeler. Change was needed on the Giants' offensive front since quarterback Eli Manning was constantly under siege. According to Pro Football Focus, Flowers allowed 11 pressures over the first two games while no other Giants lineman yielded more than five.

Will Hernandez
No Updates
Eli Manning
News
Manning completed 33 of 44 passes for 279 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Cowboys. He added four rushing yards on three carries.

Manning was at the mercy of his underwhelming offensive line in this one, frequently throwing check-down after check-down without leading his team to a single point in its first six possessions. The quarterback was ultimately sacked six times before the final whistle and never proved effective moving the ball through the air until garbage time. While his fantasy stock will continue to be buoyed by the impressive talent around him at each skill position, Manning's porous offensive line and terrible pocket presence limit his upside.

B.W. Webb
News
Webb will start at cornerback in place of the injured Eli Apple (groin) during Sunday's tilt against the Texans, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.

Webb is slated to start across from Janoris Jenkins, but the duo will remain busy while attempting to cover Texans receivers DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller, who had a breakout game in Week 2 after returning from a hamstring injury. Expect Donte Deayon and Antonio Hamilton to provide Jenkins and Webb with depth in the secondary.

B.J. Hill
No Updates
Alonzo Russell
News
Russell signed a contract with the Giants on Monday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Since going undrafted in 2016, Russell has bounced around between a few different practice squads, including the likes of Cincinnati and Arizona. He's been unable to earn a spot on an active roster, however, so despite signing with the Giants on Monday, there's a good chance he's a casualty of roster cuts as offseason and preseason activities commence over the next few months.

Donte' Deayon
News
Deayon (hamstring) participated in individual drills during Sunday's practice, Tom Rock of Newsday reports.

It looks like Deayon still has some work to do before he is back to being a full participant in practice, but he'll likely be looking to get back on the field as soon as possible given that he is currently sitting on the roster bubble. He'll be working toward being healthy enough to play in Friday's preseason game against the Jets.

Alec Ogletree
News
Ogletree recorded six solo tackles in Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Cowboys.

Ogletree was one of three Giants to play all 53 defensive snaps and was the only linebacker to do so. Ogletree has been a key piece to a defense that has been solid through the first two weeks, and he'll look to remain steady in his production in order to avoid the inconsistency that plagued him in Los Angeles in 2017.

Uani' Unga
News
'Unga (undisclosed) was waived with an injury designation Wednesday, NJ.com reports.

'Unga, a one-time starter for the Giants back in 2015, spent the entire season on injured reserve with an unknown injury. He'll need to get healthy in order to land another contract.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 4 vs. New Orleans
Sam Beal
News
Beal (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.

Beal will require surgery on his injured right shoulder and does not yet have a timetable for return. The rookie cornerback was no guarantee to even make the Giants' 53-man roster, so his absence should not affect the team in any serious way.

Injury
Shoulder - Injured Reserve
Jhurrell Pressley
News
Pressley was waived by the Giants on Saturday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic New York reports.

Pressley joined the Giants late in the preseason with the team in need of another body in the backfield for their final preseason games. While Pressley won't be on the final roster this year, he is now a candidate to make New York's practice squad if no one else claims him.

Elijhaa Penny
News
Penny signed with the Giants on Tuesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Penny played 16 games for the Cardinals as a rookie, but spent the first part of his third season on Arizona's practice squad (as he did in 2016). The Giants' starting fullback, Shane Smith, struggled through two weeks and was subsequently waived Wednesday, so Penny will get a good look at the role. Still, Penny does not project to be fantasy relevant as he'll presumably be used more in a blocking role.

Wayne Gallman
News
Gallman rushed one time for two yards and caught one pass for 11 yards in Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Cowboys.

While Gallman appears to be the clear No. 2 in the backfield behind Saquon Barkley, there doesn't appear to be much work available given the rookie's heavy usage Sunday night. Barkley not only rushed the ball 11 times for 28 yards, but he was also targeted 16 times in the passing game and posted a team-high 14 receptions. An expanded opportunity would likely only come for Gallman should Barkley suffer an injury.

Kam Moore
News
Moore (hamstring) participated in Saturday's practice, Joel A. Erickson of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.

While Moore's hamstring wasn't believed to be serious, it still left him sidelined for about a week and a half. The rookie is currently on the roster bubble as a sixth-round pick from this year's draft.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 3 at Houston
Kareem Martin
News
Martin is expected to sign with the Giants, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

After playing sparingly during his first three seasons in the league, Martin seemed to turn a corner in 2017, ultimately finishing the season with 24 tackles, one sack and three pass breakups over 16 games -- including 10 starts. The 2014 third-rounder has the looks of an up-and-coming outside linebacker who, at the very least, will provide the Giants' linebacking corps with much-needed depth.

Mike Jordan
News
Jordan (concussion) was listed as a full participant in Thursday's practice, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

Jordan went down last week against the Seahawks. However, his full participation Thursday suggests he isn't in line to miss any time.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 3 at Houston
Alex Tanney
News
Tanney heads into Week 1 as the primary backup to Eli Manning after the release of Davis Webb, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.tv reports.

Through his first six seasons in the league, Tanney has only made one appearance, which came back with the Titans in 2015. Still, the Giants seem to feel confident in a 30-year-old being the main backup to the 37-year-old Manning. The Giants also have rookie Kyle Lauletta on the depth chart.

Sterling Shepard
News
Shepard caught three of five targets for 24 yards Sunday against the Cowboys.

The Giants offense struggled all game, and Shepard never got going. He's still a key cog in the team's offensive system, Sunday night's game notwithstanding.

Landon Collins
News
Collins posted six tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Cowboys.

Collins finished tied with fellow defensive stars Alec Ogletree and Janoris Jenkins for a team high in tackles, and all three were the only Giants to play every snap on defense. Collins is still considered one of the best safeties in the NFL and is off to a decent start in 2018 with 11 total tackles through the first two weeks.

Grant Haley
No Updates
Olivier Vernon
News
Vernon (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Houston, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

The Giants will play without their top pass rusher for a third consecutive game to open the season, leaving Connor Barwin (knee) and Lorenzo Carter to fill in at outside linebacker. With starting cornerback Eli Apple (groin) also ruled out, the Houston passing attack sees a favorable matchup become even more friendly.

Injury
Ankle - Inactive for Week 3 at Houston
Scott Simonson
News
Simonson (back) inked a contract with the Giants on Tuesday.

Simonson spent all of 2017 on injured reserve with the Panthers and wasn't tendered an offer by the club this offseason. The Giants will give him a shot instead, clearing the way for his signing by waiving Aaron Davis with an injury designation.

Nick Becton
News
The Giants released Becton (ankle) with an injury settlement Wednesday.

Becton was placed on injured reserve after injuring his ankle late in the preseason, but he will now be free to find a new home after he and the Giants agreed to an injury settlement. He will likely now pursue a reserve role with another club.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 4 vs. New Orleans
Brian Mihalik
News
Mihalik (illness) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Mihalik was originally considered questionable to play due to some sort of illness. His availability Sunday is a fortunate development for a Lions offensive line that will be without T.J. Lang (foot) and Rick Wagner (ankle).

Thurston Armbrister
News
Armbrister (undisclosed) cleared waivers Tuesday and shifted to injured reserve.

It's unclear what Armbrister is dealing with. If he reaches an injury settlement with the Giants, Armbrister will be able to sign elsewhere. He'd likely be limited to a special teams role in such a scenario, as the 24-year-old hasn't played an NFL snap since 2016.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Jawill Davis
No Updates
John Jenkins
News
Jenkins signed a contract with the Giants on Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official site reports.

Jenkins was released by the Bears this past weekend as they cut their roster down to 53. The defensive tackle has bounced around the league a bit, playing in 59 games with 23 starts for the Saints (2013-16), Seattle Seahawks (2016) and Bears (2017), recording 121 tackles (67 solo), six tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

Russell Shepard
News
Shepard (finger) participated in Sunday's practice, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

It's unclear whether Shepard participated in a full capacity just two days after dislocating his finger, but the fact that he was out on the practice field is a great sign for the wideout. Even if he was limited, moving forward, the injury likely isn't anything too serious for Shepard.

Jon Halapio
News
Halapio underwent surgery to repair fractures in his lower leg and ankle Thursday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Halapio was placed on injured reserve Wednesday and jumped right into surgery. With that, the expectation is that Halapio will be ready for the start of the 2019 season.

Injury
Lower Leg - Injured Reserve
Avery Moss
News
Moss recovered from surgery on his torn labrum and is healthy to begin training camp, Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com reports.

Moss filled a situational role as a rookie last season, logging 14 tackles (10 solo), two pass breakups and one forced fumble through 11 games. He'll continue to man that spot, as the Giants could certainly use his contributions in pass defense. However, Moss likely won't get enough snaps behind Olivier Vernon and Connor Barwin to achieve IDP relevance.

Rhett Ellison
News
Ellison hauled in both of his targets for five yards during Sunday's 20-13 loss to Dallas.

Ellison's involvement in the passing game comes as a bit of surprise, regardless of how sparse it was. With Evan Engram in front of him on the depth chart and the likes of Odell Beckham and Saquon Barkey in the offensive mix, Ellison remains a fantasy afterthought.

Aldrick Rosas
News
Rosas went 2-for-2 on field goals in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.

Rosas benefited from the Giants electing to kick a field goal late in Sunday's game when they were down two scores, giving him a second sub-40-yard field goal on the evening. Rosas is certainly a talented and reliable kicker for New York, but the team's current inability to move the ball on offense could continue to hurt his fantasy value.

Zak DeOssie
No Updates
B.J. Goodson
News
The Giants likely plan on starting Goodson (ankle) and Alec Ogletree at inside linebacker as they transition to more 3-4 looks under new defensive coordinator James Bettcher, Paul Schwartz of The New York Post reports.

Goodson dealt with shin and ankle injuries throughout 2017, eventually landing on injured reserve ahead of the season finale. He finished with 53 tackles and a forced fumble in seven games, despite logging only 374 defensive snaps (53.4 per contest). The Giants traded for Ogletree to stabilize a linebacking corps that's long been problematic, but it doesn't seem the new acquisition will put Goodson out of a starting job. It is possible Goodson will be limited to a two-down role, as Ogletree figures to stay on the field for all three downs. There's also some chance the situation will need to be revisited after the NFL Draft.

Kyle Lauletta
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Lauletta is a coach's decision inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Lauletta lost the battle for the backup QB role with the Giants to Alex Tanney. With Tanney operating as the No. 2 and the team relatively healthy, Lauletta is a healthy scratch.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 3 at Houston
Saquon Barkley
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Barkley rushed 11 times for 28 yards and caught 14 of 16 targets for 80 yards during Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Cowboys.

While it wasn't the most efficient outing we've ever seen, fantasy owners need to be happy with the fact that the Giants found many ways to get Barkley the ball, despite New York trailing almost the entire game. In fact, Wayne Gallman was only used to siphon one target away all night, and Barkley ultimately finished the day having paced his team in most receiving categories by a comfortable margin. The rookie's fantasy stock is dampened by the Giants' general inability to move the ball, but Barkley's still being given one of the heaviest workloads among all running backs across the league and will nonetheless remain an elite fantasy option at his position.

Cody Latimer
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Latimer caught two of three targets for 41 yards Sunday night against the Cowboys.

He actually had the biggest play from scrimmage of the day, a 37-yard catch from Eli Manning. Latimer is the team's No. 3 receiver, but the No. 5 option in the passing game when you include tight end Evan Engram and tailback Saquon Barkley.

Sean Chandler
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Lorenzo Carter
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Carter will start in place of Olivier Vernon (ankle) is Sunday's season opener against the Jaguars, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.

Selected in the third round of this year's draft, Carter was slated to begin his career as a reserve pass rusher until Vernon suffered a high-ankle sprain exactly two weeks ago (Aug. 26, to be precise). As long as Vernon remains in recovery mode, Carter will get the nod on the weak side after accruing 14 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss in 83 games at Georgia.

Josh Mauro
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Mauro has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2018 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Mauro, who remains eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games, could possibly have the suspension reduced if he chooses to appeal the decision. Assuming the suspension sticks, the Giants will now be approaching the 2018 season with even more concerns at defensive end, making it increasingly likely the team addresses the position via the upcoming draft.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended until Week 5 at Carolina
Nick Gates
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Gates (foot) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

Gates has a chance to return after Week 8, but the odds of that happening seem slim to none at the moment. The Giants are likely to allocate their midseason injured reserve promotion on a more impactful player. In all likelihood, Gates will have to compete for a roster spot in 2019.

Injury
Foot - Injured Reserve