New York Giants cautious on planning Daniel Jones return

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Whether or not Daniel Jones can play might be one of the biggest factors in whether or not the New York Giants can beat the Seahawks.

Seattle recently took down divisional rival Philadelphia, and it’s easy to imagine the 8-3 Seahawks rolling over another NFC East team if the Giants offense isn’t able to perform to the same standard without Daniel Jones. But obviously, the future is more important than just this season and the team doesn’t want to risk further injury to Jones.

Right now, there’s no definitive answer on whether Jones will play or not.

“Today is going to be kind of a practice work hybrid structure,” said head coach Joe Judge on Wednesday, noting that Daniel Jones came into practice ready to work.

“Some early practice, individual and group periods. Then we’re going to have kind of a team walkthrough on the backend today after some conditioning. We’ll kind of see what he’s able to do, and that will really help us plan out more tomorrow and Friday going forward.”

Both 11 year veteran Colt McCoy and practice squad quarterback Clayton Thorson took snaps in practice, with McCoy having the majority of them. With Jones potentially missing Sunday’s game, McCoy is the only real option the team has to take over for him.

McCoy has only played in the Bengals game this season, and threw for only 31 yards on 6 completions – not the most encouraging numbers going into the Seahawks game.

“I think my approach has always been to try to get back as soon as possible,” Jones himself said about his injury. “You understand where your body is, what you can do and I think every injury is different. You’ve got to listen to your body, but at the end of the day, as soon as I can get back on the field and recover, I want to be out there. So, that’s my goal.”

But for now, there’s no saying exactly when Jones will make his return. That may be for the Seattle game and it may be after it, but at the current moment, we’ll have to wait and see until closer to the game itself to find out.

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