Giants’ Kadarius Toney lands on injury report despite lack of action

Anthony Rivardo
New York Giants wide receiver Kadarius Toney (89) catches the ball during organized team activities (OTAs) at the training center in East Rutherford on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Nfl Ny Giants Practice

New York Giants wide receiver Kadarius Toney was added to the injury report today. Toney was listed as a limited participant in practice with a hamstring injury. This injury was a surprise to many because Kadarius barely played in the Giants’ Week One matchup with the Tennessee Titans. The Giants deployed Toney onto the field for only seven snaps last Sunday. With Kadarius being added to the injury report so late in the week, there is a chance that the Giants will take the field without their 2021 first-round pick this upcoming Sunday.

What should the Giants do with Kadarius Toney?

Since being drafted by the New York Giants last offseason, wide receiver Kadarius Toney has struggled to see the field. Whether it be due to injuries or lack of effort shown in practice, Toney has not been able to play full-time.

In the Giants’ Week One matchup with the Titans, Kadarius Toney saw the ball on two manufactured plays. One was a screen pass and one was a handoff on an end-around. He totaled 23 yards on two rushing attempts after opting not to throw the ball off the screen, tucking and running for a nice gain. Kadarius was agile and broke tackles on both of his carries. When he touches the ball, KT makes extraordinary things happen. However, the Giants have barely involved Toney in their game plan and now he is injured.

Kadarius Toney’s status for Week Two is in question. Considering his lack of usage in Week One and his late-week appearance on the injury report, the Giants could keep Kadarius out of the lineup against Carolina.

Richie James Jr. was impressive for the Giants in Week One. He totaled five receptions on six targets for a respectable total of 59 yards on Sunday. He also served as the team’s primary punt returner, returning five punts for 62 yards. With Kadarius Toney likely not playing or serving the team in a limited role, Richie James Jr. is in line to play with the starters again on Sunday.