New York Giants

Stadium: MetLife Stadium | Coach: Ben McAdoo
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense29th90.1 (28th)206.1 (22nd)
Defense32nd130.0 (31st)265.7 (31st)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
33Adams, Andrew CB5-1120510/28/19922Connecticut
89Adams, Jerell TE6-525412/31/19922South Carolina
24Apple, Eli CB6-12018/9/19952Ohio State
55Armstrong, Ray-Ray OLB6-32203/5/19915Miami (Fla.)
48Ayers, Akeem LB6-32477/10/19897UCLA
29Berhe, Nat FS5-111957/6/19914San Diego State
96Bromley, Jay DT6-33145/28/19924Syracuse
35Cash, Jeremy LB6-023012/9/19922Duke
37Cockrell, Ross DB6-01918/6/19914Duke
21Collins, Landon SS6-02181/10/19943Alabama
26Darkwa, Orleans RB5-112192/28/19924Tulane
51DeOssie, Zak LS6-52505/24/198411Brown
25Dixon, Brandon DB5-112034/26/19902Northwest Missouri State
85Ellison, Rhett TE6-525510/3/19886Southern California
88Engram, Evan TE6-32409/2/1994ROle Miss
74Flowers, Ereck T6-63254/25/19943Miami (Fla.)
22Gallman, Wayne RB6-021010/1/1994RClemson
93Goodson, B.J. MLB6-12415/29/19932Clemson
73Greco, John T6-43183/24/198510Toledo
75Halapio, Jon T6-33156/23/19911Florida
53Harris, Nigel MLB6-023012/7/1994RSouth Florida
98Harrison, Damon DT6-334111/29/19886William Penn
68Hart, Bobby T6-43168/21/19943Florida State
77Jerry, John G6-53356/14/19868Ole Miss
69Jones, Brett C6-23127/29/19913Regina (Canada)
59Kennard, Devon OLB6-42566/24/19914Southern California
12King, Tavarres WR6-11927/14/19903Georgia
18Lewis, Roger WR6-020311/27/19932Bowling Green
10Manning, Eli QB6-52201/3/198114Ole Miss
23Morris, Darryl DB5-101869/4/19905Texas State
91Moss, Avery DE6-32719/16/1994RYoungstown State
46Munson, Calvin MLB6-024112/27/1994RSan Diego State
78Okwara, Romeo DE6-42716/17/19952Notre Dame
28Perkins, Paul RB5-1121311/16/19942UCLA
90Pierre-Paul, Jason DE6-52751/1/19898South Florida
67Pugh, Justin T6-53118/15/19905Syracuse
83Raymond, Kalif WR5-91608/8/19942Holy Cross
41Rodgers-Cromartie, Dominique CB6-22034/7/198610Tennessee State
2Rosas, Aldrick K6-222112/30/19941Southern Oregon
19Rudolph, Travis WR6-01909/15/1995RFlorida State
87Shepard, Sterling WR5-102012/10/19942Oklahoma
47Sheppard, Kelvin LB6-22491/2/19887LSU
45Skinner, Deontae LB6-124112/18/19903Mississippi State
3Smith, Geno QB6-322110/10/19905West Virginia
43Smith, Shane TE6-12418/21/1993RSan Jose State
99Thomas, Robert NT6-13312/18/19912Arkansas
27Thompson, Darian FS6-22089/22/19932Boise State
94Tomlinson, Dalvin DT6-33172/28/1994RAlabama
34Vereen, Shane RB5-102053/2/19897California
54Vernon, Olivier DE6-226210/7/19906Miami (Fla.)
5Webb, Davis QB6-52301/22/1995RCalifornia
63Wheeler, Chad T6-73121/19/1994RSouthern California
9Wing, Brad P6-31921/27/19914LSU
72Wynn, Kerry DE6-52642/12/19914Richmond
Injured Players
64Banks, Josh (IR) DT6-32906/13/1994RWake Forest
13Beckham, Odell (IR) WR5-1119811/5/19924LSU
52Casillas, Jonathan (IR) OLB6-12266/3/19879Wisconsin
38Deayon, Donte' (IR) DB5-91631/28/19941Boise State
65Dunker, Jessamen (IR) T6-43151/18/1993RTennessee State
76Fluker, D.J. (IR) G6-53453/13/19915Alabama
58Grant, Curtis (IR) LB6-224912/28/19921Ohio State
17Harris, Dwayne (IR) WR5-112069/16/19877East Carolina
44Herzlich, Mark (IR) OLB6-52369/1/19877Boston College
20Jenkins, Janoris (IR) CB5-1019010/29/19886North Alabama
82Johnson, Keeon (IR) WR6-321612/31/1994RVirginia
15Marshall, Brandon (IR) WR6-52323/23/198412UCF
80Powe, Darius (IR) WR6-22183/15/19941California
70Richburg, Weston (IR) C6-43007/9/19914Colorado State
57Robinson, Keenan (IR) OLB6-32457/7/19896Texas
47Unga, Uani' (IR) LB6-123312/28/19872Brigham Young
 Williams, Jalen (IR) WR6-3205//RMassachusetts
97Williams, Ishaq (IR) DE6-42532/22/19931Notre Dame
Practice Squad
 Becton, Nick T6-63222/11/19904Virginia Tech
66Bisnowaty, Adam T6-531012/14/1993RPittsburgh
86Bundy, Marquis WR6-42158/5/19942New Mexico
 Cooper, Ethan G6-23226/10/1995RIndiana
 LaCosse, Matt TE6-62559/21/19922Illinois
 Mathews, Derrick LB6-02329/25/19921Houston
 McKinnon, Jeremiah DB5-101926/29/19931Florida International
36Murphy, Ryan DB6-121410/14/19921Oregon State
79Williams, Jordan DE6-42723/23/19931Tennessee
 
 
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Position Listing
Ryan Murphy
News
The Seahawks have six of their eight draft picks under contract.

Picks that have signed are:

Fourth-round guard Terry Poole, fourth-round guard Mark Glowinski, sixth-round defensive end Obum Gwacham, fifth-round cornerback Tye Smith, sixth-round center Kristjan Sokoli and seventh-round safety Ryan Murphy.

The only picks yet to sign with the team are second-round defensive end Frank Clark and third-round receiver Tyler Lockett.

Geno Smith
News
Smith is in line to back up Eli Manning during the Giants' game Sunday against the Cowboys, Tom Rock of Newsday reports.

The Giants will officially reinstate Eli Manning as the team's starting quarterback Wednesday following the veteran's one-game benching, a change that was set in motion shortly after head coach Ben McAdoo was fired Monday. While Smith, who threw for 212 yards and one touchdown but lost two fumbles during his start in the Week 13 loss to the Raiders, is set to become a free agent this offseason and doesn't appear to have a long-term future with the franchise, he'll likely dress Sunday with third-round rookie Davis Webb apparently not ready for the understudy role just yet. Webb is expected to receive more reps than usual in practice this week, however, potentially setting the stage for Smith to fall to third on the depth chart at some point during the Giants' final three games.

Kerry Wynn
News
Wynn (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Though Wynn was able to shake off the knee injury ahead of the Week 10 contest, he looks bound to see a role reduction with Olivier Vernon (ankle) returning from a four-game absence. Wynn should still be included in the team's defensive end rotation, but he'll likely pick up snaps only when Vernon and Jason Pierre-Paul require a breather.

Dalvin Tomlinson
News
The Giants selected Tomlinson in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 55th overall.

With Johnathan Hankins on the way out, the Giants had a need for a big defensive tackle. Tomlinson is certainly that at 6-foot-3, 310 pounds, but he also did well with his athletic testing at the Combine. He likely won't be an IDP factor, but Tomlinson should be a good replacement for Hankins as a run stopper.

Matt LaCosse
News
The Broncos signed LaCosse off the Giants' practice squad Monday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

LaCosse is the fourth tight end on the Broncos' depth chart, so he is expected to mainly provide special teams help for the club. He last appeared in a game for the Giants in Week 9.

Paul Perkins
News
Perkins returned to action Sunday, but only saw work on special teams.

He's the fourth string back for now behind Orleans Darkwa, Wayne Gallman and Shane Vereen.

Ross Cockrell
News
The Steelers traded Cockrell to the Giants in exchange for a conditional draft pick, Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter reports.

Cockrell wasn't seeming likely to make the final roster, so it's smart for the Steelers to get something in return, rather than release him. With the Giants, Cockrell will provide depth behind starters Janoris Jenkins and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

Damon Harrison
News
Harrison (elbow) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Though he failed to practice in any capacity this week, Harrison received clearance to suit up and should continue to hold down his starting role along the defensive line. Harrison only has 1.5 sacks on the season, but he's been highly effective as a run stopper, logging 53 tackles across 11 contests.

Eli Apple
News
Giants interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo said that he's optimistic Apple (hip/back), who was inactive for Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Cowboys, will play Week 15 against the Eagles, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. "That's the hope," Spagnuolo said. "The decision [to deactivate Apple on Sunday] was because he just didn't get enough reps during the week. He's going to be ready to go next week, and hopefully we're up and running."

Apple hasn't taken the field in more than a month, and it's evident that injury isn't the only reason behind his four consecutive inactive statuses. In the report, Raanan notes that the cornerback's behavior in the locker room has aggravated teammates and others within the organization, with the 2016 No. 10 overall pick getting called out for a lack of effort during the Giants' Nov. 12 to the then-winless 49ers. With the Giants firing general manager Jerry Reese and head coach Ben McAdoo earlier this month, it's possible that Apple won't be viewed a part of the team's long-term plans when a new regime takes over in 2018.

Injury
Hip - Questionable for Week 15 vs. Philadelphia
Keeon Johnson
Injury
Foot - Injured Reserve
Ray-Ray Armstrong
News
Armstrong was released by the 49ers on Friday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

The move was made in order to make room on the roster to activate Tank Carridine off injured reserve. Armstrong had seen his role reduced in recent weeks, so it is not surprising he was the odd man out in the situation. He'll now either look for a new opportunity or land on the team's practice squad.

Orleans Darkwa
News
Darkwa carried 10 times for 29 yards and caught two of three targets for an additional 15 yards during Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Cowboys.

Darkwa averaged an underwhelming 2.9 yards per carry, despite what was a favorable matchup on paper, finishing with fewer than 33 rushing yards for the third straight game. He also watched as fellow back Wayne Gallman totaled 99 scrimmage yards on 19 touches and was heavily involved as the Giants played from behind. Given Darkwa's ineffectiveness and Gallman's emergence, the latter seems like the more desirable fantasy option heading into next week's matchup with the Eagles.

John Greco
News
Greco signed with the Giants on Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official site reports.

Greco spent some time with the Browns and Saints earlier this season and will now look to bolster a Giants' battered offensive line.

Janoris Jenkins
News
Jenkins (ankle) will meet with doctors Monday and could require season-ending surgery, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

Jenkins was spotted in a walking boot following the Giants' loss to the Redskins on Thursday after aggravating the ankle injury that has been bothering him for the better part of two months. Though he's only missed two games this season -- one of which was due to a team-imposed suspension -- Jenkins' play has been impacted by the injury, which compromises his ability to cut and change direction. Even if Jenkins opts to forgo surgery and play the Giants' final five games of the season, he'll likely require surgery for the ankle at some point during the offseason.

Injury
Ankle - Injured Reserve
John Jerry
News
Jerry (tooth) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Jerry was held out of Wednesday's practice entirely due to the mouth issue, but the day off looks to have been all he needed. Expect Jerry to be active for Sunday's home contest against the Seahawks.

Jordan Williams
News
The Giants waived Williams on Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official site reports.

The Giants are dealing with more significant injuries at linebacker than defensive end heading into their Week 10 matchup with the 49ers, so Williams was deemed an expendable member of the roster. Though he's now been waived by the Giants twice this season, Williams could rejoin the club's practice squad if he goes unclaimed off waivers.

Odell Beckham
News
Beckham didn't have a walking boot on his right foot at the Giants' facility Wednesday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, a superior athlete is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a major surgery. Beckham worked out in the weight room Wednesday sans boot as he seeks to regain full mobility in his left ankle, according to Kimberly Jones of NFL Network. Once he achieves that step, Beckham will turn his focus to balance and strength. Considering where he stands, he should be running on all cylinders by the start of the offseason program in April.

Injury
Ankle - Injured Reserve
Evan Engram
News
Engram caught four of seven passes for 54 yards during Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Cowboys.

Engram led the team in receiving yardage while finishing third in targets, but he struggled to produce much outside of a 35-yard gain in the second quarter. This was still a respectable showing from the rookie, given the struggles of the rest of the offense, but fantasy owners were likely left wanting more at a crucial stage of the season. Engram will face a tough matchup as he attempts to bounce back next week against the Eagles.

Jalen Williams
Injury
Josh Banks
Injury
Shoulder - Injured Reserve
Chad Wheeler
News
Wheeler (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Though Wheeler was cleared to suit up, the Giants will go with Bobby Hart as their starting right tackle, according to Art Stapleton of Newsday. Look for Wheeler to serve in a depth role along the offensive line.

Nigel Harris
News
Harris was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a rib injury, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official site reports.

Harris was one of two of the team's linebackers to come out of Sunday's loss to the Rams with an injury, though his was evidently more severe than Keenan Robinson's (quadriceps). The Giants signed Deontae Skinner from the Raiders' practice squad to add depth at linebacker with Harris ruled out for the season.

Darian Thompson
News
Thompson is now healthy and likely to start at safety across from Landon Collins this season, the Giants' official site reports.

Thompson was supposed to be the Giants' starting free safety last season, but a foot injury limited the rookie to only two contests. Now healthy, Thompson is looking to make 2017 a bounce-back campaign after spending last season studying the defense on the sideline. However, backup Andrew Adams was impressive during OTAs and could give Thompson a run for his money during training camp.

Ethan Cooper
No Updates
Jason Pierre-Paul
News
Pierre-Paul (finger) is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Pierre-Paul's injury restricted him to just one limited practice this week, but after warming up Sunday without any apparent issues, he'll receive clearance to play. It wouldn't be surprising if the 2-10 Giants limited Pierre-Paul's snap count more than usual as a result of the injury, however, so the defensive end may not represent an appealing option this week in IDP formats.

Brett Jones
News
Jones (hip) was listed as active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Jones makes his return to a reserve role Sunday.

Darryl Morris
News
Morris signed with the Giants on Tuesday.

Morris was most recently released by the Colts in early October, and the veteran defensive back has appeared in 48 NFL games with three different teams. With Eli Apple's status this week in doubt while he is away from the team, and Janoris Jenkins potentially needing season-ending surgery, the Giants are dealing with serious depth issues in the secondary, and Morris should add some insurance to the banged-up unit.

Roger Lewis
News
Lewis caught seven of 11 targets for 46 yards in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Cowboys.

Talk about dink and dunk. That Lewis saw so much work is something, but Sterling Shepard (three targets) is likely be the No. 1 receiver going forward.

Andrew Adams
News
Adams was impressive during OTAs and could compete for the starting free safety position, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. Safeties coach David Merritt said of the competition, "I'm going to be honest with you, you can sit here right now and say yes [it's Darian Thompson], but I can't sit here and take away from what Andrew Adams has done."

Adams notched 46 tackles, five passes defensed and one interception over 14 games last season as a replacement for Darian Thompson, who missed almost the entire year with a foot injury. However, with Thompson back to full health, it appears as if he is the favorite to claim the starting free safety role. While Adams is a dark horse, it's tough to rule out the 24-year-old completely, making this training camp battle quite intriguing.

Ishaq Williams
News
Williams was promoted from the Giants' practice squad to their active roster Monday, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports.

Assuming he plays, the rookie will make his career debut in Sunday's game against the Eagles. Williams came into the league as a linebacker, but he will be playing defensive end for the foreseeable future. He figures to help provide depth at the position.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Ereck Flowers
No Updates
Brad Wing
No Updates
Robert Thomas
News
Thomas (calf) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Thomas was limited on Wednesday with the calf injury, but after a full session Thursday, the reserve defensive lineman should be ready to go for Sunday's matchup with the Rams.

Adam Bisnowaty
No Updates
Davis Webb
News
Webb is expected to remain the Giants' No. 3 quarterback leading up to Sunday's game against the Cowboys and is thus likely to be inactive for the contest, Tom Rock of Newsday reports.

In one of his first decisions after being named interim head coach following Ben McAdoo's firing Monday, Steve Spagnuolo reinserted Eli Manning as the team's starting quarterback over Geno Smith, who directed the offense during the Week 13 loss to the Raiders. Though Smith is set to become a free agent this offseason and may not have a future with the organization, he'll stick around as Manning's top backup for at least this week with Webb apparently not yet ready for game action. The rookie is expected to get more reps in practice this week, however, potentially setting him up for backup duties -- or even a start or two -- during the Giants' final three games of the regular season.

Eli Manning
News
Manning will get another start Week 15 against the Eagles, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

While the Giants may still decide to take a look at Davis Webb before the end of the season, it apparently won't happen this week. Manning didn't exactly make the best case for himself in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Cowboys, completing 31 of 46 passes for only 228 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. In his defense, the Giants committed a number of ugly drops when the game was still competitive, while both interceptions occurred late in the fourth quarter in desperation mode.

Donte' Deayon
News
Deayon (forearm) was officially placed on injured reserve Monday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Deayon broke his right forearm in last Thursday's loss to the Redskins, so this move was a mere formality. The rookie cornerback was one of four players placed on injured reserve by the Giants on Monday.

Injury
Forearm - Injured Reserve
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 15 vs. Philadelphia
Dwayne Harris
News
Harris (foot) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official site reports.

Harris' placement on IR comes as no surprise after the receiver was ruled out for the season due to a fractured foot he sustained in Sunday's loss to the Chargers. Harris is set to undergo surgery Tuesday, with the expectation being that he'll be ready to go for the start of the 2018 campaign.

Injury
Foot - Injured Reserve
Deontae Skinner
News
The Giants placed Skinner (hamstring) on injured reserve Monday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Skinner exited last Thursday's loss to the Redskins, and while the specifics of the injury remain undisclosed, his 2017 season is over. Akeem Ayers should serve as the primary reserve weak-side linebacker, but the Giants may need to do some additional shuffling, given that they have placed six linebackers on IR this season.

Injury
Hamstring - Injured Reserve
Weston Richburg
News
Richburg (concussion) will miss the remainder of the 2017 season and has been placed on injured reserve, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports.

Richburg's absence for the remainder of the campaign means Brett Jones should start at center for the Giants the rest of the way. He will attempt to recover and return to the field for 2018.

Injury
Concussion - Injured Reserve
Bobby Hart
News
Hart (ankle) was removed from the injury report ahead of Week 4, Jenna Laine of ESPN reports.

Hart missed Week 3 after hurting his ankle in Week 2. However, after fitting in limited practice sessions Thursday and Friday, he appears to be good to go moving forward.

Darius Powe
News
The Giants placed Powe (foot) on injured reserve Monday.

Powe fractured his foot while making his NFL debut Sunday against the Cowboys, a game in which the undrafted rookie secured two of four targets for 13 yards. With his season all but over, Powe will now look to recover in time for the start of offseason workouts next spring.

Injury
Foot - Injured Reserve
Jay Bromley
News
Bromley sprained his left knee and is questionable to return to Saturday's game against the Jets, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Bromley is in line to be the top defensive tackle for the Giants, so putting him back into the game would be unnecessary. Knee sprains can be tricky, but it's a good sign that he was listed as questionable to return instead of out. Bromley's next opportunity to take the field will be Thursday in New England, the last preseason contest.

Travis Rudolph
News
Rudolph (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Though Rudolph's hamstring injury will keep him sidelined Sunday, there's a good chance he would have been a healthy inactive if he didn't enter the weekend with a designation. Since being promoted from the Giants' practice squad in early October, Rudolph hasn't been able to find his footing in the passing game, despite the team's dearth of healthy receiving talent. Over five appearances, Rudolph has grabbed six of 15 targets for 66 yards.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 15 vs. Philadelphia
Wayne Gallman
News
Gallman carried 12 times for 59 yards and caught seven of nine targets for an additional 40 yards in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Cowboys.

Gallman led the team in touches and averaged a solid 4.9 yards per carry, compared to just 2.9 for fellow back Orleans Darkwa. He also set career highs in targets, receptions and receiving yardage while serving as the passing down back after the team got behind on the scoreboard. Gallman was one of the lone bright spots on the day for a Giants team mired in turmoil at the moment, meaning he could maintain a sizable share of the backfield workload next week against the Eagles.

Nat Berhe
News
Berhe (calf) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Berhe did not practice Wednesday, but the calf injury doesn't look to be anything too serious following Thursday's session. Look for Berhe to be a full go Sunday against the Rams.

Marquis Bundy
News
Bundy was waived by the Giants on Saturday.

Bundy was initially brought onto the team to add depth to a banged up receiver corps. He caught seven passes for 103 yards this preseason, but the Giants picked Tavarres King (ankle) and Dwayne Harris (upper body) as their depth receivers instead. At 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, expect Bundy to be a prime candidate for the practice squad.

Jonathan Casillas
News
The Giants placed Casillas (neck) on injured reserve Wednesday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Casillas' neck stinger worsened during the Giants' Thanksgiving Day loss to the Redskins, then sidelined him for the Week 13 loss to the Raiders. With Casillas evidently not making much notable progress in recent days, the Giants decided to shut the linebacker down for the season. He'll finish the 2017 campaign with 35 tackles (25 solo) and one pass breakup across eight contests. Casillas will become a free agent this offseason and may have played his last game with the Giants.

Injury
Neck - Injured Reserve
Curtis Grant
News
Grant (knee) was officially placed on injured reserve by the Giants on Monday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Grant was carted off the field of last Thursday's loss to the Redskins with the knee injury. Kelvin Sheppard or the recently claimed Ray-Ray Armstrong should be in line for backup duties at strong-side linebacker going forward.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Keenan Robinson
News
Robinson (quadriceps) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official site reports.

Robinson suffered a quad injury in Week 9's loss to the Rams, bringing his season to a sudden halt. The veteran linebacker missed the first two games of the season with a concussion but then went on to play in the next six contests (three starts) -- recording 32 tackles (20 solo) in the process. Look for Jonathan Casillas to take on a larger role for the remainder of the season with Robinson sidelined.

Injury
Quadriceps - Injured Reserve
Sterling Shepard
News
Shepard caught two of three targets for 16 yards during Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Cowboys.

Shepard could hardly shake loose on the day, finishing tied for seventh on the team in targets while posting the lowest yardage total in any game he's completed this season. He caught three passes for 56 yards with Geno Smith at the helm last week, fueling a positive outlook for Eli Manning's return in a favorable matchup, but he was unable to measure up. Shepard figures to be more involved next week against the Eagles, but he remains far from a sure bet to produce given the struggles of the Giants offense.

Landon Collins
News
Collins had a boot on his left ankle after Sunday's game against the Cowboys and said it's a mild sprain, Kimberly Jones of NFL Network reports.

This is the same ankle to which he suffered a high-ankle sprain earlier in the season, but Collins sounds optimistic about his health going forward. The young stud surpassed 100 tackles for the third time in his career in as many years, so having him ready for Week 15's game against the Eagles would be useful. If he can't go, expect Nat Berhe and Andrew Adams to see increases in their defensive snap counts.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 15 vs. Philadelphia
Shane Vereen
News
Vereen had six carries for 23 yards, four targets, three catches and 24 receiving yards in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Cowboys.

Vereen is maintaining a minor role as the third-string runner and sometime third-down back.

Kalif Raymond
News
Raymond was promoted to the Giants' active roster Tuesday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

The Giants appear to be doing some shuffling around at this point in the season in order to get a closer look at some of the talent that's within the organization. Raymond signed with New York's practice squad for the second time this season two weeks ago and will now get an opportunity to join the team's wide receiver corps.

Jeremiah McKinnon
News
McKinnon was released by the Cowboys on Thursday, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports.

McKinnon landed on the Cowboys' injured reserve list prior to his rookie campaign in 2016, so the 24-year-old out of Florida International has yet to play a down in the NFL. He'll look to catch on with another team in hopes of providing depth in the secondary.

Jessamen Dunker
News
Dunker (foot) reverted to injured reserve Thursday.

Dunker was waived with an injury designation Wednesday due to the foot injury he suffered in the opening days of training camp.

Injury
Foot - Injured Reserve
Mark Herzlich
News
Herzlich (neck) did not participate in Tuesday's practice.

After only playing 15 defensive snaps in 14 games last season, Herzlich has been battling for a share of the snaps with Devon Kennard. If he cannot prove himself, though, he'll likely return to being a specialist.

Injury
Neck - Injured Reserve
Olivier Vernon
News
Vernon had five tackles (three solo) and 1.5 sacks against the Redskins on Thursday.

Vernon was nursing a shoulder injury ahead of Thursday's game, but he played 62 of 71 possible snaps. Unless he suffers a setback, he should be all systems go for a Week 13 matchup with the Raiders.

Derrick Mathews
News
Mathews (concussion) had to leave Tuesday's practice early, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Entering his third season, Mathews has yet to play a regular season snap, so this injury couldn't be more poorly timed. The only way onto the roster for him is with a quick recovery and stellar special teams play.

Jeremy Cash
News
Cash signed a contract with the Giants on Monday.

Cash appeared in one game for the Panthers earlier in the season before spending a few weeks on the Jets' practice squad. Primarily a special teams player, Cash will also provide the Giants with depth at linebacker given the slew of injuries the team is currently dealing with at the position.

Nick Becton
News
The Chiefs signed Becton to their practice squad Tuesday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

With the Chiefs dealing with a couple of injuries on the offensive line, they'll bring in Becton to add some insurance and depth, though they won't add him to the 53-man roster just yet. Becton spent the offseason with the Lions before being released at the start of the regular season.

Akeem Ayers
News
Ayers signed with the Giants on Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official site reports.

The Giants continue to revamp their linebacking corps as Ayers is the third addition in the past two weeks. The veteran linebacker most recently played with the Colts last season, recording 21 tackles and two sacks across 16 games. Ayers could play a sizeable defensive role with his new team right out of the gate given the long list of injuries with which the Giants are currently dealing.

Romeo Okwara
News
The Giants designated Okwara to return from injured reserve Tuesday.

Okwara will resume practicing Wednesday and is thus a candidate to rejoin the 53-man roster beginning in Week 15 against the Eagles. So long as starting defensive ends Jason Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon both remain healthy the rest of the way, however, Okwara won't be anything more than a rotational defensive lineman for the Giants.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Kelvin Sheppard
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Sheppard (groin) will play in Thursday's Thanksgiving game versus the Redskins.

Sheppard's status for Thursday's game was in question after he was only able to practice in limited fashion throughout the short week. However, the 29-year-old's health is up to par, and he could see more snaps than usual with the Giants dealing with a plethora of injuries at linebacker.

Devon Kennard
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Kennard (quadriceps) is active for Sunday's matchup with the Chiefs.

Kennard will slot back into his starting strong-side linebacker position after missing Week 10's matchup with the 49ers. His stat line this season hasn't been too impressive, with just 23 tackles (12 solo) and one sack, leaving him off most fantasy radars.

Tavarres King
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King (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Even with No. 1 wideout Sterling Shepard (hamstring) cleared to play Sunday, it's surprising that King will be held out in Week 14, as the Georgia product wasn't listed on the team's injury report and interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo gave no indication King would be excluded from the game plan. Beyond Shepard, it looks like Roger Lewis, Kalif Raymond and Darius Powe will pick up the remaining available snaps at wide receiver, though no one among that trio looks like an especially reliable fantasy option.

Jerell Adams
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Adams (shoulder) is listed as inactive Sunday in Washington

After landing on the Giants' injury report Thursday, Adams closed out the week with back-to-back limited sessions. The preceding wasn't exactly enough to forecast inactive status in Week 17, but the offense will nonetheless roll with Will Tye as the obvious No. 1 tight end. Due to the team's liberal use of TEs, though, Larry Donnell will likely earn some snaps as well Sunday.

Shane Smith
No Updates
Jon Halapio
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Halapio will get his first career start in Thursday's Week 12 tilt against the Redskins, Dan Duggan of NJ Advanced Media reports.

Halapio was brought up to the Giants' active roster in October and has operated as a backup for the team since then. His start Thursday is coming as a result of D.J. Fluker (toe) being doubtful for the game.

Avery Moss
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Moss (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

The rookie has been limited to just six special teams snaps through the Giants' first four games, but his availability isn't insignificant with starting defensive end Olivier Vernon (ankle) unavailable. Even so, Kerry Wynn is in line to start in Vernon's stead, so Moss is just expected to act as insurance along the defensive line and probably won't be in store for a significant workload.

Justin Pugh
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Pugh (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Pugh is scheduled to visit a back specialist in California on Tuesday for a follow-up examination.

Pugh previously met with a doctor in California for consultation on the back injury, at which point it was decided surgery wouldn't be necessary. However, with Pugh having since failed to progress in his recovery as anticipated, it's looking more likely that he could require a procedure. If Pugh does go under the knife, it would almost certainly spell an end to his season.

Injury
Back - Questionable for Week 15 vs. Philadelphia
Rhett Ellison
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Ellison is listed as the top tight end on the Giants' depth chart heading into the team's Week 1 matchup with the Cowboys, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Rookie first-round pick Evan Engram is the long-term heir to the starting role at the position and is likely to see more targets in Week 1. Ellison has made his greatest impact as a run and pass blocker throughout his career, hauling in no more than 19 receptions or one touchdown in any of his previous five seasons as a member of the Vikings.

D.J. Fluker
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The Giants placed Fluker (toe) on injured reserve Monday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Fluker injured his toe earlier this month and sat out last Thursday's loss to the Redskins. Jon Halapio will likely continue to start in his stead at left guard until Justin Pugh (back) is able to return.

Injury
Toe - Injured Reserve
Aldrick Rosas
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Rosas made a 39-yard field goal as well as his only extra-point try in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Cowboys.

Rosas has now gone three games without missing a kick, giving him a streak to aim to extend as the Giants' season mercifully inches to its end.

Brandon Dixon
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The Giants promoted Dixon from their practice squad to the active roster Tuesday.

Dixon has been on the Giants' practice squad since mid-October, but with Eli Apple still away from the team and Janoris Jenkins potentially needing season-ending ankle injury, the defensive back will be brought up to add some depth to the secondary. Dixon last played in the regular season in 2014 with Tampa Bay, logging eight tackles and an interception in 14 games.

Zak DeOssie
No Updates
B.J. Goodson
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Goodson (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Goodson missed four straight games with the same ankle injury before returning to action for the Week 13 loss to the Raiders, during which he aggravated the issue. With Goodson failing to practice Friday after managing only limited sessions Wednesday and Thursday, he'll be sidelined again this weekend. Expect Calvin Munson to fill in for Goodson at middle linebacker.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 15 vs. Philadelphia
Calvin Munson
No Updates
Brandon Marshall
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Marshall said Saturday that he has no intention of retiring after the Giants placed him on injured reserve Tuesday after he required season-ending surgery to stabilize his left ankle, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. "I'm a competitor, and I don't want to go out like that," Marshall said. "I'm definitely not going out like that."

Though he'll turn 34 years old in March and faces a lengthy rehab from the surgery, Marshall's comments suggest he's already preparing for a 13th NFL season. He'll enter the final year of his contract with the Giants in 2018 and may need to prove he's healthy in training camp in order to avoid being cut by the team leading up to the season.

Injury
Ankle - Injured Reserve
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
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Rodgers-Cromartie (suspension) will be reinstated when the team returns to practice Wednesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

The Giants aren't practicing Tuesday due to taking a pair of days off following their trip out west this weekend, but the cornerback should be on the practice field Wednesday. Expect Rodgers-Cromartie to be a full go in Sunday's game against the Seahawks.