Giants’ Daniel Jones ‘cleared’ and ‘ready to go’ in Week 9

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) scrambles with the ball agianst the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium
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After the New York Giants lost backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor to a rib injury against the New York Jets in Week 8, concerns arose about the team’s quarterback availability for their Week 9 clash against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Although Daniel Jones had been cleared prior to the Jets game, the rosters had already been finalized for that week, rendering him ineligible. Now, after resuming practice, Jones is eagerly anticipating his return against the Raiders, scheduled for next Sunday afternoon at 4:25 PM.

Jones’ Injury and Recovery

Jones’ most recent game was against the Miami Dolphins in Week 5, where he passed for 119 yards. He was substituted out in the fourth quarter due to a neck injury he suffered during the match.

This disc injury led to a weakening of his left side, prompting the medical staff to wait for a full recovery before allowing him to participate in practice and face potential contact. So far this season, Jones has tallied 884 yards with two touchdowns and six interceptions. The offensive line’s performance hasn’t been helping matters. However, there’s optimism as star tackle Andrew Thomas is also expected to return for the Raiders game, potentially strengthening the offense.

Jones’ Future with the Giants

Jones recently announced on the “Up and Adams Show” that he’s medically cleared and prepared to play, provided there are no unforeseen complications. The Giants are keen to revisit their winning ways, but their recent decision to trade defensive lineman Leonard Williams to the Seattle Seahawks hints at a more future-oriented mindset.

Simultaneously, Jones is in a precarious position. The Giants’ contract with him includes an opt-out clause after the second season. If the team’s situation doesn’t improve promptly, this might be a route the organization considers.

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