The New York Giants are preparing to take on the Miami Dolphins on Sunday afternoon, but they will be without several starters on both sides of the ball as they look to string together another victory. Coming off a win against Philadelphia in which the defense held the Eagles to just seven points, the offense lagged behind.
Despite having quarterback Daniel Jones on hand, the Giants managed just 13 points, and with Mike Glennon slated to start against Miami, optimism certainly isnâ€™t brewing.
Full injury report for the New York Giants:
LB Trent Harris (Ankle)
DB Adoree Jackson (Quad)
TE Kaden Smith (Knee)
QB Daniel Jones (Neck)
The two big names here are Jones and Adoree Jackson, who both play significant roles. Jones was ruled out with a neck injury, not being cleared for contact this week, according to head coach Joe Judge. Without him, Big Blue will lean on Glennon, who is a pure pocket passer, taking out a significant portion of the Giants’ playbook.
Jackson, on the other hand, leaves a void at the No. 2 cornerback spot, and with Darnay Holmes landing on IR and rookie Rodarius Williams suffering a torn ACL earlier in the season, Patrick Graham will have to rely on rookie third-round pick Aaron Robinson to supplement the loss.
WR Sterling Shepard (Quad)
WR Kadarius Toney (Oblique/Quad)
Both Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney are doubtful for the contest, indicating they are unlikely to play. Without both starters, expect to see more Darius Slayton and Kenny Golladay for the Giants, but with the quarterback position in flux, they will likely have to rely on Saquon Barkley and the running game.
FB Cullen Gillaspia (Calf)
WR John Ross (Illness/Quad) T
E Kyle Rudolph (Ankle)
T Nate Solder (Elbow)
Starting right tackle, Nate Solder was added to the injury report on Friday with an elbow issue, and if he fails to play on Sunday, expect to see plenty of Matt Peart. Peart was thrown under the bus a bit this past week by the coaching staff, indicating that Solder is the better player despite plenty of awful reps.